Seoul goes blue and yellow in honor of Ukraine
Seoul landmarks were lit up in blue and yellow to show solidarity with Ukraine after Russia's invasion.
The capital city of Korea started a "Light of Peace" campaign on Sunday and used blue and yellow lights at iconic landmarks including Seoul City Hall, Sebitseom on the Han River, Seoullo Media Canvas, and N Seoul Tower. Ukraine's flag is blue and yellow.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Monday that it added Seoul Metropolitan Library, Yanghwa Bridge and Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) to the campaign. The number of locations of Seoul illuminated in the Light of Peace has now increased to seven, joining other landmarks around the world expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
Seoul plans to spread the Light of Peace campaign throughout the city this month by asking for cooperation from private facilities, the city government said.
“The ‘Light of Peace’ campaign will continue until the Ukrainian war enters a peace phase,” said Joo Yong-tae, head of the Culture Headquarters at the Seoul Metropolitan Government. "We will deliver consolations to the residents of Ukraine and actively spread the message of anti-war around the world through the campaign.”
In a Facebook post on Feb. 27, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon wrote, “The situation in Ukraine doesn’t feel irrelevant to Korea as we could be in a security crisis at any time due to the North Korean nuclear issue and the U.S.-China hegemony war."
Oh said Seoul has been in touch with Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, to promote the Smart City project and also to become friendship cities.
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