Dark Days as Black Sunflowers Circled Washington, DC

Storm clouds hung over Washington, DC, as the Unify Ukraine truck rolled to its final stop on February 3.  

Filled with blackened sunflowers and wrapped in red caution tape, the truck served as a cold reminder to everyone in DC that the war in Ukraine is not over. For four days, it circled key locations, including: the Russian embassy, Senate and House office buildings, US Department of State, White House, Capitol Building, and Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue.  

Throughout its run, the truck caught the eye of several onlookers. “It was cold outside,” one man said. “No sun. No leaves on the trees. Then this truck rolled by. It looked like a hearse.”  

For many, the blackened sunflowers are a reminder of the thousands of Ukrainian lives lost due to Russia’s invasion. People fear this number will only rise the longer Ukraine is not free. 

You can help. Share this story on your social media channels and tag #UnifyUkraine or donate to a charity of your choice. For more information about the significance of Ukrainian freedom and identity, check out the article, The Ukrainian Fight to Exist.

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About the Campaign

Unify Ukraine is a public service campaign on behalf of the Polish government to raise American awareness of Russia’s ongoing invasion that has torn apart the country and families of Ukraine. Together, we can help free Ukraine from this occupation and unify this beautiful land and people once again.

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