First Oscar for Ukraine – 20 Days in Mariupol

The first Oscar in Ukrainian history was awarded to Mstyslav Chernov’s documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” a harrowing first-person film that sheds light on the brutal devastation of the aggressive Kremlin war and exposes the truth about Russia’s crimes, providing testimony of the suffering of Mariupol’s residents during the city’s destruction. The film’s impact is evident, and the director’s emotional acceptance speech emphasizing the desire for Russia never to invade Ukraine resonated with millions of Ukrainians worldwide.

The award has caused obvious annoyance in Russia due to the film’s portrayal of the Russian war crimes and its actual impact on the people of Mariupol, as well as the director’s strong condemnation of Russia’s actions. Russia’s reaction to the film’s win reflects its sensitivity to the international spotlight on its military actions in Ukraine, as evidenced by the refusal of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov to comment on the documentary and the film’s portrayal of Russia’s crimes.

This milestone for Ukraine’s film industry marks the country’s first Oscar win. It serves as a powerful tool in shaping the global narrative about the war and the truth about Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

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 – (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).