Finns And Ukrainians Stage Flashmob To Show Support For War-Torn Country. Ukrainians, Finns, and other nationalities stood side by side to form the shape of the war-torn country, including the Russian occupied regions of Crimea and Donbas in Helsinki’s Kansalaistori square on 27 August 2022. Participants raised blue and yellow sheets of paper, symbolically unfolding the national flag on the whole territory of Ukraine. Hundreds of people participated in the event to honour Ukraine’s Independence Day, which was on the 24 August. The organisers hope that pictures of the flash mob will be spread as a visual greeting to Ukraine and assure Ukrainians that Finns will stand with them in their fight against Russia. “The map of Ukraine with all its territories is deeply symbolic," says Nadiia Fedorova from the Ukrainian Association in Finland. “We believe that every single city or village, every piece of Ukrainian land will be liberated from Russian occupier and our country will be free and united again, in this battle for freedom we need strong support from our friends and we hope that Finnish people will stay with Ukraine up until the victory”, Nadiia Fedorova from the Ukrainian Association in Finland.