Dame Helen Mirren among speakers at vigil to mark anniversary of Ukraine invasion

Dame Helen Mirren became tearful as she recited a poem at a London vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.The Oscar-winning actress read the English version of a Ukrainian poem, Take Only What Is Most Important by Serhiy Zhadan, while addressing the crowds in Trafalgar Square.“Unedited lists of the dead. So long there won’t be enough time to check them for your own name,” the 2015 poem reads.It also includes the line: “You will not return and friends will never come back.”At the end of her reading, a tearful Mirren, 77, described it as a “powerful” and “important” poem.She added: “But I think you will be back. Peace for Ukraine, democracy for Ukraine and freedom for Ukraine.”