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Road outside Russian Embassy renamed ‘Kyiv Road’ in London28.02.2023
Part of London’s Bayswater Road has been renamed Kyiv Road. This was reported on the website of Westminster City Council.
A new name for the 25-meter-long section of road was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This was done at the request of representatives of the Ukrainian community in Westminster.
“It’s a small stretch of road, but we want to show the people of Ukraine that their struggle has a visible place in our City. Placenames across London have changed over the decades to mark momentous points or figures in history, so Kyiv Road is part of that long tradition,” said Cllr Adam Hug, Leader of Westminster City Council.
Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko called the renaming “a symbol of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and a tribute to their unwavering spirit in the face of aggression.”
The city hall also noted that on February 24, a new road sign “Kyiv Road” was installed, and the Marble Arch nearby was lit up in blue and yellow colors.
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