Ukraine unveils banknote to mark 1 year of Russian invasion

Ukraine's central bank has unveiled a new banknote to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of Russia's invasion of the country.

The National Bank of Ukraine on Thursday announced the issuance of the commemorative note with a value of 20 hryvnias, or roughly 50 cents.

One side of the banknote depicts three soldiers raising the Ukrainian national flag. The other side features an image of two hands tied with tape -- an apparent reference to alleged war crimes committed by Russian troops in its invasion.

The central bank says it took eight months to design and produce the note.

The bank's governor, Andriy Pyshnyy, says the banknote depicts what he calls a year of emotions and iconic things.

The central bank says it plans to issue more new notes in order to help keep records of the war.