Book initiatives in de-occupied and front-line territories

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russia has destroyed at least 700 Ukrainian libraries in hundreds of villages and towns. The destruction of Ukrainian culture and education is one of Moscow’s tasks because its primary goal is to erase Ukrainian statehood from the world map.

Such systematic destruction of Ukrainian literature is a struggle against Ukrainian national identity to turn the population of forcibly captured territories into people without a national idea and then into Russians. That is why it is the task of the Ukrainian authorities and international and public organizations to protect libraries as cultural centres.

The Ukrainian public initiated several initiatives to fill the libraries destroyed by the Russians. Preservation of the literary fund is essential in the context of the recent attacks of the Kremlin army on publishing facilities in Kharkiv.


  • Myroslava Barchuk, Journalist, Vice-President of PEN Ukraine
  • Maryna Chyzhova, Coordinator of the “Book Shelter” project
  • Aelita Gorbunova, Participant of the “Book Shelter” project

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); 

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).