21 January 2023
The Bank of Latvia has released a silver coin dedicated to the freedom of Ukraine, which not only gives symbolic support but will help raise funds for Ukraine’s war effort.
A spokesperson for the Bank of Latvia said:
‘Russia’s invasion of Ukraine changed the course of world history and deeply shocked each of us. Ukraine continues to fight for its freedom, as well as for the values of Western civilization – and therefore also ours.
'The coin is a reminder – one should not get tired and put up with what is happening in Ukraine. Ukraine’s freedom is the responsibility of all of us.’
Five Ukrainian artists were invited to submit a design for the ‘For the Freedom of Ukraine’ coin, with Serhiy Maidukov’s design being chosen. The artwork focuses on the word ВОЛЯ which has multiple meanings: freedom, will, power.
The Bank added that: ‘the nature of all the works submitted to the competition was deeply emotional and personal.’