Ukrainian troops have been filmed painting flowers and messages on their missiles, before firing a volley of the munitions at Vladimir Putin’s invading forces.
Kyiv’s troops decorated the missiles with ‘warm’ messages for Ukraine’s World Embroidery Day, known as Vyshyvanka, which takes place on May 21.
The holiday – that is also celebrated in Belarus – promotes the tradition of creating and wearing embroidered Ukrainian clothes known as Vyshyvanka. A Vyshyvanka is a casual name for an embroidered shirt that is part of the country’s national costume.
The shirt was forbidden to be worn during the Soviet Union and was liberalized with the independence of Ukraine, and has become a symbol of defiance – and is more relevant than ever with Russia’s on-going invasion of the country.
Video on Thursday showed Ukrainian service men and women carefully painting missiles with a variety of colourful patterns to mark the holiday – before launching them with deadly intent at Russian military…