Ukraine’s libraries fight war for survival

Russian war of annihilation also targets places where ideas are born – universities, museums, archives, and libraries. Trying to wipe out Ukrainian identity, the Russian army is aimed to destroy our historical and cultural heritage.

As of the end of August, 24 library buildings have been completely destroyed and 127 have been seriously damaged. Causing maximum economic losses to Ukraine is another part of Russian occupiers. The examples of Russian soldiers looting libraries and burning books on the occupied territories is another proof that the Russian-Ukrainian war is a cultural war as well.

These are losses not only for Ukraine but for the whole intellectual world, but the Ukrainian library community does not give up and also fights on the information front with the help of international partners and brings Ukrainian victory closer with all possible methods.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).