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Zatyshok (a cozy place) anti-crisis transit hub for vulnerable categories of internally displaced persons from Donetsk region (persons with disabilities, orphans, the elderly, large families, single parents, families of military personnel, women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence) works in Dnipro.
The hub, among other things, provides free accommodation and meals for a period of 1 to 10 calendar days. And if necessary, they help with further evacuation, both within Ukraine and abroad (the length of stay is determined by the complexity of the specific situation of each person/family).
A lecture by Oleksandra Matviichuk, 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Head of Centre for Civil Liberties will be held in Kyiv on January 23. The event will also include a discussion entitled “A talk about the war, the victory and the future.” The participants will include: Yevgen Zakharov, Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union; Volodymyr Yermolenko, President of PEN Ukraine, Editor-in-Chief at UkraineWorld; Valeriy Pekar, public activist; Vitaly Portnikov, journalist; Olena Styazhkina, writer.
The event will also be attended by: Bridget A. Brink, United States Ambassador to Ukraine; Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Head of Kyiv Security Forum, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016
Accreditation of media representative: until 3:00 AM on January 22
“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 January 28, BUR (Building Ukraine Together) volunteers will start working in Hostomel. Together with Gurtum charitable organization, they will restore the school where 55 children once studied. The school’s main entrance and roof were almost completely destroyed after russian shelling. The walls and ceiling are damaged by debris. Everyone is welcome to join the volunteers.
For reference: Building Ukraine Together is an NGO that creates opportunities for young people to create changes in the country through volunteering.
How much land is littered with remnants of destroyed ammunition, how many oil products were burned during the shelling, and even how many forests were burned by missiles and shells? The answers to these and other questions can be found in the latest report of the State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine. The specialists of this institution now continue to calculate environmental losses resulting from russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Journalists can talk to representatives of the State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine and, among other things, find out what methods they use for calculations and the amount of damage. And see how the experts work, if applicable.
For reference: Previously, Ruslan Strilets, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, stated that the damage to the Ukrainian environment from russian federation’s armed aggression already amounts to more than USD 46 billion. Ukraine will demand compensation for these losses by russia.
Because of the war, Kyiv residents are forced to get rid of plants that have been grown for decades. After all, due to frequent power cuts in the capital city, they can no longer take care of them. For example, a collection of plants grown in the greenhouse for 20 years has been recently brought to the Exhibition of Economic Achievements’ Greenery. And in the spring, the Greenery was presented with a coffee tree, which has already become a part of the exhibition.
For reference: The Exhibition of Economic Achievements’ Greenery is a unique place of the capital city. Here plants of 3 climatic zones — Desert, Tropics and Subtropics — can be found. The main value of the Greenery is a unique collection of plants that were set out more than 60 years ago.
The Regional Center for Human Rights is investigating illegal deportation of Ukrainian children to russia. According to their data, at least 260,000 Ukrainian children have already been deported to the russian federation, the real figure may reach 700,000. Most of the illegally displaced children have parents. According to Kateryna Rashevska, a lawyer at the Regional Center for Human Rights, at least 400 Ukrainian children have already ended up in russian families.
After the beginning of russia’s full-scale aggression, Ukrainian specialists, with the support of international volunteers, founded the Dattalion project. The Dattalion website has already collected more than 5,500 videos, 26,000 photos and 140 eyewitness’ accounts. Thanks to the largest free and independent photo and video database, as well as the database of verified eyewitness’ accounts, DATTALION is an important source for understanding the realities of the russo-Ukrainian war.
As of today, Children of War platform has collected information on 13,876 deported children. They claim to have returned 125 children who were illegally deported to russia and temporarily occupied territories.
For reference: Children of War platform started working in August 2022. It was created by decree of the President of Ukraine. This platform provides up-to-date and consolidated information on the children who suffered as a result of the russian federation’s war against Ukraine (killed, injured, missing, deported) and those who were found and rescued. The platform also helps with the search for children.
“Krasnaya Zvezda” newspapers, vodka, valenki, non-working dosimeters and maps from the 90s. All these things, which were left behind by russian soldiers in the de-occupied territories, became exhibits in the National Military Historical Museum of Ukraine in Kyiv. In addition, the museum has unique items from the russian cruiser “Moskva,” which was sunk by the Ukrainian army in April 2022.