Mariupol, a hero city that went through hell while being under siege by Russian troops and was almost completely destroyed, will no longer be what it used to be. Russian military occupation, followed by cultural occupation, is further annihilating its identity. The occupiers are taking away Mariupol’s history, its culture and trying to impose their own instead.
But the spirit of the city lives within those who were forced to flee, no matter how scattered its population is across the world now. Those residents are eager to return to their Mariupol, rebuild it and de-occupy it culturally. The process to start building a roadmap to revive the city has to begin now, Petro Andryushchenko, Adviser to the mayor of Mariupol emphasizes.
The destruction of Mariupol is a tragedy, a deep wound in the heart of every Ukrainian. However, it can also become an opportunity for the people to take the fabric of the city and rebuild it in accordance with their modern values, which will at the same time sew together the community after Mariupol liberation.
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 – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.
How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:
👉🏻 Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (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 – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (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 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (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 – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);
👉🏻 Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);
👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (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).