Ukrainian Students Turn Russian Missile Fragments Into Works Of Art For Charity

Artists from Lviv, Ukraine are turning the fragments of Russian missiles into patriotic art. Pupils of the Lviv National Academy of Arts, Olga Tsybulya, Angelina Andrusyshyn, Olga Lementarchuk, and Ruslana Gagan have already painted 10 fragments of rockets that will be raffled to raise funds for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Their designs are painted on rockets that landed on Lviv between 26 April and 3 May. One design features St. Yuri (George), Lviv's patron saint attacking a dragon, in the colours of the Russian flag, with a trident. Other fragments bear Ukraine's trident symbol, soldiers, images of destroyed buildings, and the explosives hunting dog, Patron. One is also adorned with sunflowers - the plant that became a symbol of defiance after an elderly woman told an invading Russian soldier to put seeds in his pockets so they would grow when he dies. One design has been won in the raffle, while others will be auctioned off for charity across Europe to provide non-lethal aid to Ukrainian soldiers via organiser Tanya Turchyna's group, Forever with Ukraine.

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