The Netherlands gifts 100,000 tulips to the Ukrainian city of Lviv

(19 Apr 2024)
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lviv, Ukraine – 14 April 2024
1. Tulips in Stryiskyi Park

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Lviv, Ukraine – 13 April 2024
2. Close of tulips

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Lviv, Ukraine – 17 April 2024
3. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Oksana Lutsko, Deputy Head of the Ecology Department of the Lviv City Council:
++STARTS ON SHOT OF TULIPS/ SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++
"We planted the bulbs of these tulips in December and, in fact, it is such a miracle that in the spring they blossomed, as a symbol of life and in this space – the Heavenly Hundred Memorial – it is extremely symbolic."
4. Mid of memorial for Ukrainian soldiers ++OVERLAID ON SOUNDBITE++
5. Cathedral domes ++OVERLAID ON SOUNDBITE++

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Lviv, Ukraine – 13 April 2024
6. Various of tulips outside Opera House, people taking pictures

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Lviv, Ukraine – 17 April 2024
7. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Nataliya Velychko, local resident: ++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++
"It’s such a joy, I’m going to cry now. Let someone forget about the war even for a moment. Let someone forget for a second that they are bombing our Ukraine and let someone think for a second that when their husbands return, they will plant flowers together in their garden. We’re endlessly grateful."

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lviv, Ukraine – 13 April 2024
8. Close of tulips ++OVERLAID ON SOUNDBITE++
9. Various of people taking pictures ++OVERLAID ON SOUNDBITE++
10. Close of woman taking pictures
STORYLINE:
Flower therapy is flourishing in Lviv, after the Netherlands gifted the Ukrainian city 100,000 tulip bulbs.

The bulbs, which were planted in December 2023, have now blossomed and the local council is hoping the flowers will be a comfort to residents coping with the continuing war.

Many of the tulips were planted next to city landmarks, such as the Heavenly Hundred Memorial – a place of honor for those who died during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.

"We planted the bulbs of these tulips in December.

And in fact, it is such a miracle that in the spring they blossomed, as symbols of life, and in this space – the Heavenly Hundred Memorial – it is extremely symbolic," says Oksana Lutsko, deputy head of the ecology department of the Lviv City Council.

The tulips were planted in the most popular locations of the city, so that they could be admired by as many people as possible.

15 varieties of tulips in different colors were selected for each location.

In June, the tulip bulbs will be dug up, treated for pests and fungal diseases and stored until the next season.

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