FRACTURE. Documents from Kharkiv

“The war Russia wages against Ukraine is the urban war. Towns are deliberately turned into battlegrounds thus increasing economic, logistic and human losses. Cities and towns are losing the advantages of the centres. These are the new realities of urbicide – destruction of civil infrastructure, terror against civilians with elements of genocide”, – Igor Dubrovskyi, Ph.D.

1.500.000 people lived in Kharkiv before 24 February 2022. It had the biggest number of students per capita in Ukraine.

On July 10, 2022, a missile launched from Russia hit the New Bavaria district of Kharkiv, damaging houses and the building of a children’s sanatorium.

On July 10, 2022, a missile launched from Russia hit the New Bavaria district of Kharkiv, damaging houses and the building of a children’s sanatorium.

Starting March 10, 2022, the team of Maidan Monitoring Information Centre systematically documents destruction of residential buildings and civil infrastructure in Kharkiv by the Russian military. Cooperating with Ukrainian authorities, we produce photos and videos to serve as evidence in criminal proceedings.

The photos to document destruction were taken between March 10 and August 19, 2022, in Kharkiv. 

Photos in the FRACTURE exhibition are made by Yuliia Gush, Serhii Petrov, Yevgen Tytarenko, Oleksii Svid, Kateryna Yashysh, Nataliya Zubar and the MMIC drone No 1. Curator Nataliya Zubar. Designer Darya Semenyuk.

This exhibition is presented together with Team 4 Ukraine.

This project has been funded by Crown Agents International Development. 

licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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