In Kiev: the Memory Wall
According to the official website of RISU / Religious Information Service of Ukraine “On April 23, 2017, the governor of St Michael’s Monastery, Archbishop Agapit (Humenyuk) celebrated All-Ukrainian prayer service for the fallen defenders and performed the rite of blessing at the Wall of Remembrance for those fallen for Ukraine in 2014-2017, which is placed on the walls of St Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery of Kiev.
This unique collection of the data on all those fallen in the Russian-Ukrainian war, including names, photographs and background. The stands also present blank and black square frames. Some of them indicate that the person was not identified, and the other that the family could not get reconciled with the loss ...
Overall, there are 11 stands on the walls of St. Michael's Monastery. All data are presented in chronological order. The list of victims contains information about 2,896 Ukrainians – soldiers, police officers and volunteers who were killed or died of wounds during the period from March 17, 2014 through February 19, 2016.
The Wall of Remembrance was designed on the initiative of the National Military History Museum of the “Book of Memory of fallen for Ukraine” and the Historical and Cultural Society “Amulet of time." Assistance was also provided by CF “Wall of People’s Memory,” the research association "Citadel" and the Synodal Department of Social Service and Charity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate.
During three years of armed aggression against Ukraine nearly 3,500 defenders of our country were killed or died as a result of the combat action.
- 758 of them are young men aged 19-25 years, 25 more boys were aged 16-18 years;
- more than 4,500 children left orphans;
- the bodies of around 100 defenders of Ukraine considered remain unidentified and buried in cemeteries in Dnipro, Starobilsk and Zaporizhia."
These photos were taken in Kiev in April 2019 and show some views of the Wall of Rememberance for those fallen for Ukraine 2014-17, known as the Memory Wall.