“Russia has proven once again that this is a terrorist state…Unfortunately you can hardly call for a stable and sane peace as long as an unstable and insane dictatorship exists in your vicinity,”
Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN speaking to the General Assembly after Monday’s multiple missile attacks that killed 14 civilians and wounded 97.
“Either it’s victory for Ukraine or defeat for the whole world,”
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaking to the BBC.
Standing with the brave women and men of Iran and around the world in memory of Mahsa Amini and all those who are being attacked and murdered in her name.
Two special memories: watching the coronation in 1953 as an 8 year old little boy on our 9 inch black and white Pye television, and taking this picture of Her Majesty in March 1973 opening the new London Bridge around the corner from Guy’s Hospital where I was working. May she Rest In Peace.
This morning it was reported that 353 beautiful, innocent Ukrainian children have been killed by merciless Russian troops under the direction of a despicable war criminal in the Kremlin, and more than 662 children injured since the war began on February 24th. I painted these sunflowers in the studio today in their memory just as I had painted sixteen sunflowers on February 27th when we then learned that 16 children had been killed in the first three days of the war. We continue to grieve with their families as these crimes against humanity continue and hope that the brave people of Ukraine know that they are always in our thoughts and will be each and every day until this twenty first century “massacre of the innocents” is over. 💙💛
Heartbroken for the families and community of Uvalde Texas where nineteen beautiful children and two of their wonderful teachers will not be returning to their classroom. May they all Rest In Peace.
On Earth Day 2022 Standing with Ukraine today and everyday.
As we remember all those brave Canadian soldiers who fought and died in 1917 on this day, a day that commemorates the battle of Vimy Ridge, this statue entitled Canada Bereft from the Vimy Ridge Memorial in Northern France seems to express how we are all feeling today and could perhaps even be thought of as Ukraine Bereft as our thoughts every day are of all those who are dying in yet another senseless and cruel war in which the victims are not just brave Ukrainian soldiers but innocent, defenseless children, women, and the elderly all dying together from torture, starvation and murder at the hands of the ruthless Russian army, all war crimes and crimes against humanity.
“The power of peace must become dominant.”
President Volodymr Zelenskyy, from his powerful, moving address to the UN Security Council today.