Ukraine - 2023 “In memory of the fallen defenders of Ukraine” FDC
2023 “In memory of the fallen defenders of Ukraine” Souvenir First Day Cover
On August 29 Ukraine marks the Day of Remembrance of the Fallen Defenders of Ukraine. This date was established to honour the memory of military personnel and members of volunteer formations who laid down their lives for their country, as a reminder of one of the bloodiest events of the russian-Ukrainian war in the east of the country - the Ilovaisk tragedy. The "green corridor" that was deadly for our defenders then ran through sunflower fields, so the sunflower became the symbol of the Day of Remembrance of the Fallen Defenders of Ukraine. russia's large-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 triggered a new wave of heroism, resilience of defenders of Ukraine and, unfortunately, painful losses. Our memory of them is bright, our gratitude to them is boundless, and our respect is the highest. We remember and will continue to remember! The reproduction of the painting "Sorrow" (2016) by Honoured Artist of Ukraine Oleh Shupliak is used as a plot of the postage stamp, dedicated to Remembrance Day.