Check out this touching graduation ceremony photo taken in Ukraine!

In a heartwarming image, high school students can be seen at the site of a building destroyed in a bombardment carried out by the Russian military. Well, they’re not protesting but having their graduation ceremony, according to the social media post. The photo was shared on Twitter on Monday by Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center in Ukraine. “Graduated from Chernigiv school,” the post’s caption read. The image appears to be the most unique photograph from the graduation ceremony as it is clicked against a spooky background.

The photographer, who clicked on this photo, is Stanislav Senyk, according to Reuters. The 25-year-old photographer told the news agency that after experiencing the turbulent war first-hand, he wanted to present the “very important story” of around 40 school seniors, who are finally graduating from the midst of the ongoing bloodshed.

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“And I’m sure it was very important to remember that. And in 10 to 15 years, when they have their own children, they can show them those pictures,” Senyk told the New York Post.

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In the viral photo, 13 students, who appear confident and fearless, can be seen with damaged buildings in the background. The post has already garnered over 79,700 likes on Twitter. It has also been retweeted over 12,500 times. On that post, one user said, “Heartbroken but challenging. Good luck kids.”


(With agency contributions)


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