Project

Postcards from Ukraine

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Date

25/03/2022

Place

Worldwide

Sector

Cross sector projects

Area of activities

Cross sector

About the project

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

#PostcardsFromUkraine

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, the occupiers 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.

Результати

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Timely information

As of May 2, 2022, Russian troops destroyed cultural heritage sites in:

  • Chernihiv region — 33
  • Dnipropetrovsk region – 1
  • Donetsk region — 62
  • Kharkiv region — 89
  • Kherson region – 5
  • Kyiv region — 54
  • Luhansk region — 21
  • Mykolaiv region – 1
  • Sumy region – 20
  • Zaporizhzhia region — 8
  • Zhytomyr region — 6

Chernihiv Library for Youth, the first building of the Museum of Ukrainian Antiquities (19 century). On March 11th, 2022, the museum was destroyed by an airstrike by Russian troops. Photo Olha Korotkova.

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 Cathedral 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.

Destroyed cultural heritage

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