UK ambassador shows shocking child's drawing created during art therapy

29 August, 03:30 PM
UK ambassador shows shocking child's drawing created during art therapy (Photo:@Dame Melinda Simmons/Twitter)

UK ambassador shows shocking child's drawing created during art therapy (Photo:@Dame Melinda Simmons/Twitter)

The British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons posted on her Twitter on Aug. 28 a drawing of a Ukrainian child in Lviv, which was made during an art therapy class.

"A painting made by a child at an art therapy class in Lviv. This is what Russia is doing to Ukrainian children," the diplomat captioned the photo she posted on social media.

The child's drawing, titled "This is not us" and done in brown and red colors, shows blood and figures resembling people missing limbs or lying torn apart.

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The drawing sparked a lively discussion in the comments.

One user emphasized that history is repeating itself and shared a picture of a Polish child that she drew after the end of World War II.

"Children are supposed to draw rainbows, dragons, unicorns, and other such things. Not this. It's terrible."

"My late mother was the head art therapist of the neuropsychological department of a large university hospital. She regularly worked with children who had suffered from trauma, and it disturbed her. I can only imagine what her reaction would be here. People need to see more images like this."

"Please send this to the Pope," some people commented, in an apparent reference to controversial recent statements by Pope Francis, in which he appeared to praise Russian imperialism.

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