On 18 April 2022, the European External Action Service (EEAS) launched #ARTvsWAR, an awareness-raising social media campaign focusing on the fate of cultural heritage and the resilience of the cultural sector of Ukraine during the war.
"Ukrainian culture has always been and will remain an important part of European heritage.
It is heartbreaking to witness countless objects of cultural heritage being purposely destroyed as part of Russia’s full-scale war in Ukraine. Cultural institutions, projects and grants came to a standstill. Cinemas, theatres, libraries, bookstores are not accessible around most of the country. Many of them were bombed. Sometimes with civilians inside, who used them as shelters. In spite of all, Ukrainian artists are already mobilizing to resist, to raise awareness and to lay the groundwork for post-war renaissance. Raising awareness can give a lifeline and a future to Ukrainian culture".
For more information, send a message to STRATCOM-EAST@eeas.europa.eu with #ARTvsWAR in the subject line.