Vasily Vereshchagin. The Apotheosis of War. 1871
The “101 Lives” photography exhibition on the victims and destruction in Donbass opened in Turin on March 3rd, the Head of the Representative Office of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Italy and the organizer of the event Mauricio Marrone announced.
Mauricio Marrone explained that this exhibition serves to remind that over than one hundred children were killed during the shelling of Donbass since 2014. Mauricio Marrone stressed that it is astonishing how this murderous war [in Donbass] is being ignored in Europe. He is sure that this wall of silence can be broken only by presenting facts, and this is the aim of the event.
The exhibition presents photographic evidence of the war crimes committed by the Ukrainian army. The photographs show injured and killed civilians, residential areas totally destroyed by artillery shelling. Organizers are promising to arrange a video conference with witnesses to the events in Ukraine, who survived the shelling.
An international appeal to United Nations Human Rights Council is currently under preparation. It calls for an immediate end to the shelling and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements [on the part of Kiev]. The Representative Office of the DPR in Italy is preparing the appeal; it has been already endorsed in Germany and Greece.
The “Stop the genocide against the people of Donbass” international action is scheduled for March 5th. It will be held in Rome and Venice, Warsaw, Prague, Zürich, Tallinn, Moscow and Rostov-on-Don and other cities. The actions will take place near diplomatic missions of Ukraine, OSCE and UN offices, presidential and government palaces, and in the squares. Activists want to draw the attention to the situation in the east of Ukraine and to remember the victims of the conflict.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency