Ethnic Communities of Ukraine: United in Resistance to the Aggressor Today, Together in Ukraine Tomorrow

When: 22 August 2022, 10:30
Where: Information and Exhibition Center of the Maidan Museum (Independence Square, 18/2)
Offline and online speakers

Organized by

State Service of Ukraine for Ethnic Affairs and Freedom of Conscience (DESS) and National Memorial to the Heavenly Hundred Heroes & Revolution of Dignity Museum in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy and Council of Europe Office of Ukraine

Online-translation in Ukrainian and English on DESS FB-page:

Ukrainian citizens of various ethnic identities are united in defending Ukrainian statehood, the right to freedom and democracy. The moto “We are different but we are united” became a symbol of our solidarity and our path to Victory. Speakers from various ethnic communities of Ukraine speak about their international advocacy, joint struggle at the frontline against the aggressor and charity projects.

The event unites stories from ten various ethnic communities of Ukraine: from Ukraine’s indigenous people to those ethnic groups for whom Ukraine became their new home relatively recently.

If you are interested not only to watch online but to join the event offline, please kindly contact to register before 7 p.m. on August 21 (Sunday) Mr. Viktor Kovrey, mob. (093) 726 09 72. Please note that offline attendance is possible only for registered participants. 

Introduction (10:30 10:45)

Voices from Ukraine to the World (10:45 ‒ 11:45)

Ethnic communities of Ukraine working internationally to tell the world about Ukraine and Russia’s aggression against our country

  • Tetiana Staneva: look at Ukraine with different eyes
  • Nina Plechak: the City of Mary, voices from Azov Region
  • Volodymyr Leysle, Svitlana Tsekh: from ethnic cultural projects to diplomacy
  • Sheikh Emad Abu Alrub, Isa Muhammad: telling the truth to the Islamic world

Voices from Ukraine’s frontline (12:00 ‒ 13:00)

Ethnic communities of Ukraine serving in the military to defend Ukraine

  • Akhtem Seitablaiev: 8 years of war
  • Vidadi Israfilov, Murad Nasirov: together towards Victory
  • Said Ismagilov: a calling to the frontline

Help is nearby (13:15 ‒ 14:15)

Charity work by ethnic communities of Ukraine

  • Jacob Dov Bleich, Hennadiy Bilorytskyi: never again
  • Anzhelika Belova: with an open heart
  • Karen Agadzhanian: volunteering in the East of Ukraine