As Ukraine mourns its deaths, dozens of empty prams lined up in the cobbled main square of Lviv city on Friday to commemorate the children killed in the country since the Russian invasion.
According to Ukrainian authorities, Lviv City Hall has placed 109 prams or prams in neat rows — one for each child killed since the start of the war.
Two cuddly bears were placed in a bright blue baby carrier. A little girl sitting on a bench was holding a small Ukrainian flag.
Lviv in western Ukraine has attracted hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seeking shelter away from the war’s front lines.
“Remember your children when they were little and sitting in prams like this one,” said Zhuravka Natalia Tonkovyt, a Canadian citizen of Ukrainian descent who passed by, speaking as if addressing Russian mothers.
“Some (children) will not be put in these strollers because they are dead. Compare it to your own children, remember your feelings for your own children… I don’t want to see an empty stroller,” she added.
Russia says its action in Ukraine is a special military operation and does not target civilians.
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