Monument to Queen of France Anna Yaroslavna opened in Belgium

It was installed in Ville d'Arlon, near the Church of St. Donatus, located on the of Knipshen hill
15:47, 13 October 2019

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A monument to the Queen of France Anna Yaroslavna was opened in one of the ancient cities of Belgium, Ville d'Arlon. Kyiv City State Administration press service reports this.

"In one of the oldest cities in Belgium, local authorities solemnly opened a bronze sculpture of Anna Yaroslavna, Queen of France and daughter of the Grand Duke of Kyiv, Yaroslav the Wise. The creation of the monument was donated by the Kyiv community as part of the Queen's Way project. It provides for the installation of monuments to Anna of Kyiv in key European cities on the way to France," the report said.

The monument was installed near the church of St. Donatus, located on a high Knipshen hill.

Related: Vandals desecrate monument to Holocaust victims in southern Ukraine

Earlier the opening of the monument to Holodomor 1932 - 1933 victims took place in Hungary in the city of Szeged.

The ceremony was attended by the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of External Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Levente Magyar and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Hungary Lyubov Nepop.

Magyar called the Holodomor an experiment of the Soviet government and stressed that Ukraine has passed "even more trials than the Hungarians" over the past decades.

"Ukraine survived in this test, and in the 90s gained independence; today it is an independent state, which, like the Hungarians, can hope for a happier future. History has proved that Ukrainian people are strong enough not to go against someone in order to strengthen their own identity, "he said.

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