Renaming streets where Russian embassies are located to Ukrainian names is a prank played on Russia by European cities.

European countries are teasing Russia by renaming streets with pro-Ukrainian addresses where the country’s embassies are located.

The city governments of Alabama, Latvia, and Lithuania have all renamed highways in honor of Ukraine, which is currently under Russian invasion.

The Russian Embassy’s address in Riga, Latvia’s capital, has been renamed No 2, Street of Ukrainian Independence.

Following a vote by the Riga City Council on Thursday afternoon, March 10, the street was renamed Antonijas Street.

Donika Kastrioti Street in Tirana, Albania’s capital, has been renamed Free Ukraine Street in honor of Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invading armies.

European Cities troll Russia by renaming streets where Russian embassies are located to Ukrainian names


Announcing the name change, Erion Veliaj, the mayor of Tirana said: ‘Our generation will be marked by this bloody Russian aggression, and the heroic resistance of Ukraine should be remembered in our public places.

‘The Russians will have to work, live and get their mail on a Free Ukraine street address.’

The street was previously named after the wife of Albania’s national hero Skanderbeg and is also home to the embassies of Serbia, Kosovo and Ukraine.

In Lithuania, Remigijus Šimašius, the Mayor of Vilnius, announced on March 3, anyone visiting the city’s Russian Embassy would be directed to Ukrainian Heroes Street.

Announcing on Twitter Mr Šimašius said: ‘Russian Embassy’s ??new address in Vilnius: Ukrainian heroes – 2.

‘I suspect that the post will not necessarily deliver the letters if the address is given incorrectly.’

In the UK, council chiefs in Edinburgh are being urged to rename the street where the Russian consulate in Scotland is based.

They reportedly want Melville Street in Edinburgh to instead be called Zelensky Street.

In a letter to Adam McVey the leader of Edinburgh City Council, Mr Cole-Hamilton said:

‘We must seek to shame Putin at every possible opportunity.

‘As such, everyone visiting or writing to the consulate should be reminded of Putin’s murderous and destructive invasion of Ukraine.’

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