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Richmondites showing support for Ukraine with words and painted rocks

Richmondite Karina Reid spent a few days painting rocks with Ukraine flags.

Members of the Richmond community are coming together to support the people of Ukraine as their country continues to defend against Russia's invasion.

Richmond community activist Karina Reid and her family spent several days painting Ukraine flags and sunflowers on rocks and  placed them at the doorsteps of the Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko in Richmond to show solidarity with Ukraine. 

Reid said this was the least she could do at this moment. 

Meanwhile, Reid said her family members living in Suceava, Romania, 40 kilometres from Ukraine, have worked around the clock as “Uber drivers” to pick up Ukrainian refugees coming across the border. 

“I wish I could be in Romania right now to help more,” said Reid. “The situation is absolutely devastating and I can’t even think of anything else right now.” 

Richmond city coun. Chak Au joined protestors Saturday at the Vancouver Art Gallery to condemn the Russian attack where he was joined by other Richmondites. 

“...I hope Ukrainians (can) get through the darkest time soon,” said Au.

Eugene Lupynis, a board director for the Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko, said anyone who wants to donate should connect with the Canada Ukraine Foundation at