On May 20, 2022, Mariupol was under complete occupation.
On May 20, 2022, Russian invaders took the last Ukrainian prisoner from the territory of the Azovstal plant, and the city was under complete occupation.
A year later, a series of events dedicated to the memory of the defense of the city of Mariupol will be held in Kyiv at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War.
The participants will remember how the world for 86 days, from February 24 to May 20, watched the fierce struggle of Ukrainian defenders, how we saw online the destruction of blocks of the flourishing City of Mary.
“Mariupol in evacuation is doing everything to preserve its culture, traditions and history. We show the world what Ukrainian Mariupol used to be in order to preserve it in the future and create a new one,” says the mayor of the city, Vadym Boychenko.
For three days, events will be held on the territory of the War Museum in the capital, with the participation of representatives of the Mariupol City Council, dedicated to the memorable days:
19.05 (Friday), 15:00 — presentation of the exposition “Mariupol. 86 #live”, a meeting with representatives of the Mariupol City Council, former residents of the City of Mary. Exhibition space “Ukraine — Crucifixion” (offline/online)
20.05 (Saturday), 11:00 – “Unconquered: the tragic story of the Greeks of Nadazov”. Public lecture of D.I.Sc. Valery Tomazov, leading researcher of scientific exhibitions, and discussion among researchers. Exhibition space “Ukraine — Crucifixion” (offline/online)
21.05 (Sunday)17:00 — a performative literary event “#Live(context of war in modern poetry – poems by Valeria “Nava” Subotina and other authors). Memorial Main Alley (offline/online)
Entry to events is free.