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“Unbreakable together” exhibition opened at the railway station in Kherson. Eleven photo artists presented their works, in which they showed how Ukrainians live during the war, how life is revived in the liberated territories, how volunteers, doctors, and the military work, and how Ukraine is supported by the world.
The exhibition is organized by UKRAINIAN WARCHIVE, a unique photo archive. This is an online archive of photos documenting russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The idea of the project is to collect all the photos about the war in one place and make them easy to navigate. To do this, the creators of the archive describe each photo in detail by specifying its location, event, author, date and many other details.
On Wednesday, January 18, three concrete mobile bomb shelters will be set up in the center of Kherson as part of the SafePlace4UA project. As reported earlier, this initiative already facilitated the installation of the first concrete mobile bomb shelter in Kherson. It was placed at the spot that the russian invaders attacked on December 24. (Then 11 people died, and 64 were injured).
Oksana Pohomii, the volunteer and Deputy of the Kherson City Council, spent the entire period of occupation of the city waiting for its liberation from russian invaders. She also helped those who were experiencing hard times with her. The woman even managed to post videos from the occupied city. “Please remain alive”: Oksana’s readers have always expected to see those words in her posts.
Now Oksana Pohomii works towards restoration of Kherson after the occupation and continues to help those who need it.
A mobile concrete shelter was installed in the center of Kherson city within the framework of the SafePlace4UA project. It was located on the site that was shelled by the russian invaders on December 24. (11 people were killed and 64 were injured).
Three more such mobile concrete shelters will appear in the city in the near future.
The building of the Kherson Regional Universal Scientific Library named after Oles Honchar was badly damaged during the russian occupation and immediately after the liberation of the city. In particular, the library was shelled by the enemy on November 19. The windows of the building, with a total area of about a thousand square meters, were broken. From the Dnieper side alone, no less than 88 windows were destroyed. Now the people concerned help to preserve the building for the winter. Owing to their contributions, the library managed to purchase materials to protect the building and “close” the damaged windows.
Natalia is the founder of the “Medicine of Kherson region” charitable foundation, which deals with humanitarian aid to hospitals and patients. During the occupation of Kherson, the woman did not leave the city and continued her volunteer activities. She supplied medicines from the controlled part of Ukraine that were difficult to obtain at that time and helped the locals in every possible way. The volunteer can talk about the realities of the occupation, the heroism of doctors, and also help with the contacts of local doctors.
While fleeing from Kherson city, russians robbed two of the largest museums in the region: the Regional Museum of Local Lore and the Oleskii Shovkunenko Regional Art Museum. At least 20,000 exhibits were stolen. In the Art Museum, the collection of the world and Ukrainian paintings of the 17th–21st centuries was looted by 80%. From the Local Lore Museum, they took out rare archaeological finds of the ancient world: weapons, coins — everything that is in demand in the shadow market.
For reference: The Local Lore Museum in Kherson city was established in 1890. Since then, most of the archaeological artifacts found in the region have been kept here. They include antiquities found during excavations of Olvia kingdom city and Berezan island of the 7th—6th centuries B.C.E.
Ukrposhta invites journalists to a press tour in Kherson. In particular, Saint Nicholas will visit the city’s post office. In addition, the travel will be organized to villages of the Velyka Oleksandrivka district for media workers as required to show how Ukrposhta sets up work in the de-occupied territories of Kherson region (for example, issues pensions, brings parcels with medicines, etc.).
The team of the Charitable Organization “World Central Kitchen” was one of the first to arrive in the liberated Kherson to feed people. Recently, the President of Ukraine has awarded Jose Andres, the founder of the organization, the Order of Merit of Degree II. In addition, the sign with his name was placed on the Alley of Courage in the capital city.
For reference: WCK has been operating in Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale russian invasion. Generally, this organization provides funds and supplies products for making the food packages in countries and regions where humanitarian, climate or man-made crises occur.
For several months, a journalist from Kherson worked for the Ukrainian media under the conditions of occupation: she filmed anti-russian rallies on her smartphone and went live while hiding her face. After spending more than six months in the occupation, the woman decided to leave for Ukraine-controlled territory, but the russians kept her at the checkpoint for almost a month, so she had to live with strangers or even in the premises of a church. Now the journalist works for a Ukrainian TV channel and plans to return home soon.