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The EU condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia's military aggression and calls on Russia to immediately cease the hostilities, withdraw its military from Ukraine and fully respect Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.

The EU stands firmly by Ukraine and its people in this unparalleled crisis and will provide further political, financial and humanitarian assistance.

These are among the darkest hours for Europe since World War II. A major nuclear power has attacked a neighbouring country and is threatening reprisals on any other state that may come to its rescue. This is not only the greatest violation of international law, it is a violation of the basic principles of human co-existence. It is costing many lives with unknown consequences ahead of us.

Josep Borrell

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A campaign about cultural heritage and cultural life in Ukraine during the war

Ukrainian culture has always been and will remain an important part of European heritage. It is heartbreaking to witness countless objects of cultural heritage being purposely destroyed and at risk of looting as part of Russia’s full-scale aggression in Ukraine. Cultural institutions, projects and grants came to a standstill. Cinemas, theatres, libraries, bookstores are not accessible around most of the country. Many of them were bombed. Sometimes with civilians inside, who used them as shelters. In spite of all, Ukrainian artists are already mobilizing to resist, to raise awareness and to lay the groundwork for post-war renaissance. Raising awareness can give a lifeline and a future to Ukrainian culture.

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