A protester wearing a crown of sunflowers rallies against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
A protester wearing a crown of sunflowers rallies against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
Ukraine

How sunflowers became a symbol of Ukraine’s resistance amid Russia’s invasion

  • A viral video appears to show a Ukrainian woman telling Russian soldiers to put seeds in their pockets so flowers will grow when they die in her country
  • Protesters are carrying bouquets of Ukraine’s national flower or wearing it at rallies, while others are displaying sunflower emojis to show support online

A protester wearing a crown of sunflowers rallies against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
A protester wearing a crown of sunflowers rallies against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
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