US embassy hosts photo exhibition on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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NEW DELHI: The US Embassy in India, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine, Embassy of Poland, the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers, and the Polish Institute of New Delhi, jointly premiered ‘I Still Dream’, a photo exhibition highlighting the devastating impact that Russia’s invasion has had on the children of Ukraine.

This year marks not only the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion, but also marks the tenth anniversary of Russian aggression against Ukraine. The exhibition will be on display at the American Center in New Delhi through March 8, 2024, an official statement said.

Eric Garcetti, the US Ambassador to India, reiterated the unwavering commitment of the United States to defend the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, especially in light of the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine on February 24.

He emphasized the gravity of the situation, stating, “As we witness the barbarity inflicted upon Ukraine’s children and the nation itself, we are reminded of the profound words of Eglantyne Jebb, who declared that ‘every war is a war against children’. This illegal invasion has not only shattered countless lives but also violated the very principles that uphold global peace and democracy. The United States remains steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding Ukraine’s sovereignty and condemning the atrocities committed by Putin’s regime”.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Iryna Borovets, expressed gratitude for the unwavering dedication and support from close partners, the United States and Poland. “This would not be possible without dedication and support of our reliable partners and dearest friends — the United States and Poland”, she remarked.

Borovets further highlighted the significance of collaborative efforts by inaugurating the photo exhibition ‘I Still Dream’ against the backdrop of uplifting news: the recent return of eleven Ukrainian children to their homeland. These children had been forcibly displaced by Russia. She emphasized, “That’s why our joint efforts within the International Coalition for the Return of Ukrainian Children are so important”.

Sebastian Domżalski, Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of Poland in New Delhi, emphasised the critical importance of reinforcing the bonds of European and transatlantic solidarity amidst challenges. He urged for unity, stating, “In the face of challenges, now is the moment to fortify and uphold the bonds of European and transatlantic solidarity, uniting in strength and shared purpose”.

‘I Still Dream’ showcases the work of renowned Ukrainian photographers, the images on display stand as a testament to the resilience of Ukraine’s children as they endure the hardships of the ongoing war and hold out hope for a more peaceful tomorrow. The Ukrainian Embassy curated the exhibition, in partnership with the Embassy of Poland, the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers, and the Polish Institute New Delhi.

The exhibition opened on February 22, 2024. The launch event was attended by notable figures such as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ms. Iryna Borovets, Eric Garcetti, the US Ambassador to India, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Poland, Sebastian Domżalski, and Ukrainian Ambassador Dr. Oleksandr Polishchuk.

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