05.03.2015

War & Peace photo exhibition and charity auction, with Ukrainian minister and members of Parliament


Thursday, 5 March 2015, 7pm, Ukrainian Institute, 79 Holland Park, London, W11 3SW

Admission is free but registration is required. Please RSVP to info@globalfriendsukraine.org

The Ukrainian Institute, London and Global Friends of Ukraine are delighted to invite you to a charity auction and photo exhibition “Donbas: War and Peace”. Selected photos from this remarkable exhibition will be sold at the auction to raise funds for Victims of War Support Project aimed to assist in rehabilitation of civilians and soldiers injured during the war in the East of Ukraine. After the charity auction, this photo collection will be exhibited at Ukrainian Club (Holland Park 154, London) from 6-8 March 2015.

About the auction

The auction will be attended by Ukrainian government officials and members of parliament including Natalia Galibarenko, the First deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Iryna Gerashchenko, MP, Official Representative of the President of Ukraine on the peaceful settlement of the conflict, and other members of Ukraine’s Parliament.

You will also hear from Dr Vsevolod Steblyuk, Adviser to the Minister of Defence of Ukraine who went to the frontline as a volunteer doctor and saved lives of almost a hundred soldiers in the Illovaisk encirclement. He is managing the rehabilitation program of the Ministry.

About the Exhibition

GFU charity photos

The collection will tell the stories about how the lives of ordinary people have changes irrevocably as a result of the war. It is the story of human sacrifice, dignity and heroism. It was created with the support of Ms Iryna Gerashchenko, Official Representative of the President of Ukraine on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donetsk and Lugansk regions in cooperation with the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU); curated by Natalia Ishchenko and Sergii Morugin.

The exhibition in London was made possible thanks to support from Mr Igor Liski, the Chairman of the Board of “Effective Investment LtD”, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. The participation of the Ukrainian delegation was organised with the help of the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK.

This exhibition was first presented in October 2014 in Kyiv, Ukraine, organized by Iryna Gerashchenko, Official Representative of the President of Ukraine on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donetsk and Lugansk regions in cooperation with the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU); curated by Natalia Ishchenko (Gumba) and Sergii Morugin.

GFU is a UK-registered organisation, which brings together the many friends of Ukraine from around the world from all walks of life and aims to turn international goodwill into practical action to help Ukraine to overcome the crisis and ensure sustainable development

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