On March 17 (Friday), an exhibition of photographs by Ukrainian reporters who worked in Crimea after the occupation began, covering human rights violations and filming the lives of families of political prisoners, will be opened at the “MOST City” shopping mall (2 Hlinky St.). Dnipro is one of the six regional centers of Ukraine where the photo exhibition “Stories from the Occupied Crimea” will be shown.
At 10:00, a press conference will be held in the cinema hall (2nd level), during which speakers will talk about the idea of the exhibition, the persecution of Crimean Tatars and pro-Ukrainian activists, and the current situation in Crimea. After the press conference, journalists will be invited to see the exhibition “Stories from the Occupied Crimea”.
Speakers of the event:
Iryna Ivanchenko, spokesperson for the “ZMINA. Human Rights Centre”;
Alyona Savchuk, one of the authors of the photos, reporter;
Kateryna Yesypenko, wife of political prisoner Vladyslav Yesypenko, analyst at the “Crimean Human Rights Group”;
Ihor Kotelyanets, head of the “Association of Relatives of Political Prisoners of the Kremlin”;
Petro Vyhivskyi, father of political prisoner Valentyn Vyhivskyi;
Yevhen Bondarenko, head of the Information provided Department of the Mission of the President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
From the very beginning of the occupation of Crimea, Russia has been carrying out large-scale repressions. As of today, more than 150 people – most of them Crimean Tatars – have been imprisoned for political reasons, 43 Ukrainian activists have been abducted, 11 of them are missing, and one person remains in custody. The repression is still ongoing.
For ten days, residents and guests of Dnipro will be able to see the works of Ukrainian reporters Alina Smutko, Taras Ibragimov and Alyona Savchuk, who documented the lives of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian activists in Crimea from 2014 to 2019.
Last October, the photo exhibition “Stories from the Occupied Crimea” was presented at the First Parliamentary Summit of the Crimean Platform (Zagreb, Croatia), and in December – during the celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
In addition to Dnipro, the photo exhibition “Stories from the Occupied Crimea” was shown in Khmelnytskyi, Kropyvnytskyi and Chernivtsi, and will be held in Lutsk and Lviv.
Contact person for the media:
Ruslan Kolomeitsev (coordinator of the photo exhibition)
095 131 56 31 (Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram),
073 900 87 78