Activists have named the park in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw by the name of Nadiya Savchenko. Soon it will be possible to find more parks and green places named after the Ukrainian pilot on Google maps.
The park in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw has been renamed by the name of Nadiya Savchenko, according to Google Maps:
The action is initiated by Poland’s Open Dialog Foundation. Answering a call of Nadiya’s lawyer Mark Feygin to hold a day of global support for Savchenko on January 26, the activists decided to name green places after the Ukrainian heroine. The event in facebook called Plant a park for Nadiya, calls to plant a park named after her on google maps by finding a nameless piece of greenery and naming it after Nadiya Savchenko. It’s easy to do following instructions for Google maps.
The organizers suggest to select such a place which “suits best for the place of remembrance of the brave aviator and all the stouthearted defenders of Ukraine, Poland and the entire free world,” and they have found such a symbolic place in Warsaw – in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation with the park adjacent to the area.
“We had protested in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw for many months. Not a single time did anybody come out to hear us. Russia totally ignores voices of protest and the international communities’ condemnation of its brutal aggression and violation of human rights. But that does not mean we can forget about the victims of their actions, including the most vulnerable ones – political prisoners. That is, all citizens of Ukraine, which have been imprisoned for many months, violating international law. The most famous and most enduring among them is Nadiya Savchenko,”
says Bartosz Kramek, chairman of the Open Dialog Foundation.
On January 26, a PACE session will take place where Nadiya should have represented Ukraine, were she not unlawfully imprisoned in Russia. Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot that has become a symbol of Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian invasion was captured in Donbas on June 18 and kidnapped to Russia. Despite overwhelming evidence of fraudulent charges, Nadiya Savchenko is being imprisoned in solitary confinement in Moscow and is on hunger strike since December 13.
A #FreeSavchenko global twitter storm in support of Nadiya will take place on January 26, drawing attention to her case. A petition to PACE President Anne Brasseur, which you can sign here, has been launched, calling to place Nadiya’s case on the agenda of the PACE session.
Earlier, the community in Vilnius proposed to rename the square in front of the Russian embassy by the name of Euromaidan.