Ukrainian Institute launches digital project ‘Postcards from Ukraine’

The project aims to record the damage caused to the Ukrainian culture by the Russian invaders as a result of the bombings during the full-scale war that Russia launched against Ukraine on February 24th, 2022.

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, the invaders have been destroying our country’s historical monuments every day. The Russian military are cynically and ruthlessly shelling museums, memorials, university buildings, cinemas, dropping rockets on churches, temples, cathedrals, TV towers, and monuments. Russia is not just destroying Ukrainian cities and villages, but is systematically destroying Ukraine’s cultural heritage, which dates back thousands of years.

As of March 24th, 2022, Russian troops destroyed cultural heritage sites in:

  • Kharkiv region — 61
  • Kyiv region — 24
  • Chernihiv region — 20
  • Sumy region — 11
  • Zhytomyr region — 4
  • Luhansk region — 10
  • Zaporizhzhia region — 4
  • Donetsk region — 26
  • Dnipropetrovsk region – 1
  • Kherson region – 1

Today, more than ever, we need solidarity and support from the international community. Russia is destroying the centuries-old history of Ukraine, their weapons do not stop at the paintings of Mariia Prymachenko, the memory of the Holocaust Memorial “Babyn Yar”, the сathedral of the 18th century, and the monuments of constructivism in the architecture of modern Kharkiv.

Russia is trying to erase Ukrainian culture in order to justify, belittle, and divert public attention from its countless war crimes, acts of aggression, human rights and international law violations.

Tell the world about the destruction of Ukrainian culture. Everyone can make a huge difference and deprive Russia of this lever of influence, regardless of location. Distribute postcards on social networks, send them to those persons who have influence and their voice. Use the hashtag #PostcardsFromUkraine.