State landmarks to be lit blue, yellow to mark first anniversary of Russia-Ukraine War

Thirteen state landmarks will be lit Friday night, and a Ukrainian flag will be flown over the New York state Capitol building, to mark the first anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine War.

The war has claimed the lives of thousands of people.

The invasion resulted in economic sanctions from the U.S. against Russia, which are still in place now.

“Our prayers go out to the victims of this unjust war, and we will raise the Ukrainian flag and illuminate state landmarks to showcase New York’s support for Ukraine,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia remain high, despite ongoing efforts to negotiate a peace deal. The conflict continues with reports of sporadic fighting and ceasefire violations.