The editorial board of the All-Ukrainian portal TuT-Ua.com and NGO “All-Ukrainian Union – Glorious Ukraine” united for an important social project – the creation of a book with stories of people affected by the Russian occupation. The project is called “Those who saw the war.”
“On February 24, my life, like the lives of all Ukrainians, changed forever: war came to our land… I was born in Kyiv, and in 2015 I bought an apartment in the Bucha district. But it is impossible to live in my house now. All my neighbors died. Irpin, Bucha, Stoyanka, Myla and other settlements of the Kyiv region were occupied by Russian troops.
I have no words to describe all the horror that took place there. My heart is torn to pieces after I saw photos and videos from my native Ukraine.
I thought for a long time what I can do for my homeland?
I remembered the saying, “People live as long as they are remembered.” I had the idea to create a book with stories of real Ukrainians, whose lives will be immortalized in the pages of a future book.
For me, this is a very important mission – to preserve the memory of people and tell the truth to the world. That’s why I have gathered a strong team that will work on the project”, – says the author of the idea, the editor-in-chief of TuT-Ua.com, Ksenia-Ksena Vlasenko.
#XENA – Belarusian-Ukrainian singer, songwriter, media owner: TuT-Ua.com and VTrendi.com.ua, director of the international event agency “Hello Event”, candidate for Kyiv City Council 2020.
Xanthi (Mikhno Inessa) is a singer, songwriter, PhD, director of the public association “Ukraine Glorious”, founder of the festival, TV presenter and Ukrainian Greek.
Fernando Santos Faisca is a city in Setúbal, Portugal. Delegate of medical information and organizer of events with extensive experience. He could not stay away from the grief of Ukrainians and gladly joined the project of the book and became one of its editors.
Irina Savenko is the editor-in-chief of the online magazine Lucky Ukraine, editor of the international agency Global New, candidate of philological sciences, associate professor, literary editor, music journalist, photojournalist, photographer.
Anyone can send the story to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is planned to publish the book in English and Ukrainian. Each page will have a QR code that allows readers to view photos and videos from the scene.
So, this will not be just a book of stories, but “The First All-Ukrainian Online Museum of the Russian-Ukrainian War.”
A big tour of European cities in support of the book is planned. It will be a series of events aimed at promoting Ukrainian culture, the program of which includes book presentations and communication with editors, performances by artists, presentations of Ukrainian brands, design shows and more.
It is worth noting that on May 28, the project was presented for the first time at the WOMEN’S UKRAINIAN FORUM in Germany, organized by Viktoriia Tsapok Women’s Academy.
The book “Those who saw the war” is realized thanks to charitable donations, everyone can support the project:
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