• In Cannes, a Ukrainian refugee woman found her car with "Z", a symbol of support for the Russian army.

  • In a testimony to France 3 Côte d'Azur, she says she is "shocked" and does not understand how someone could have committed this act.

  • In Cannes, especially through the film festival, the subject of the war in Ukraine is omnipresent.

Natalya, a Ukrainian refugee in Cannes, says she is "shocked" in a testimony to France 3 Côte d'Azur.

On Friday, she found her car with a "Z" inscribed using keys on the hood of her car.

The letter, painted on Russian army armor, has become a symbol of support for the war invasion of Ukraine.

This woman "immediately erased" what she could, especially on the windows where it was written with dust.

Representing this character is now prohibited in Ukraine and represents "a strong symbol" for the inhabitants of the invaded country, indicates this woman who arrived in the city of festivals last March with her daughter, her husband and her 21-year-old son. to them, still in Ukraine.

She comes from Kharkiv, still under the bombs today.

The woman confided to the local media that she is "scared now" when everything "was going well until now" and does not understand how someone could have committed this act.

The police being unable to do anything at the time of her discovery, she planned to file a complaint in the hope that the surveillance cameras could help her find the person or persons responsible.

Ukraine omnipresent in Cannes

Ukraine has been omnipresent in Cannes for a few days.

The French director Michel Hazanavicius had also changed the title of his next film to “Cut!

(initially “Z (as Z)”) to avoid confusion, then screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

At the opening of the festival on Tuesday evening, the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, made statements there, the next day, it was up to the exiled Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov to hold a speech on the steps.

Thursday was the screening of the documentary "Mariupolis 2" and Friday, a woman, shirtless painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag with the words in English "stop raping us", burst onto the red carpet.

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