Cities of Ruins, Cities of Struggle, Cities of Hope
President of Poland Andrzej Duda opened an exhibition of photographs from wartime Warsaw and the war-ravaged Ukrainian city of Mariupol: “Warsaw and Mariupol: Cities of Ruins, Cities of Struggle, Cities of Hope,” Polskie Radio reports.
While opening the exhibition, Polish President Andrzej Duda said: “How similar are those photographs? How identical is the bestiality of those who kill, demolish, and destroy the lives of innocent people?”
Duda added: “These photographs are disturbing, some of them very much so, but they reflect the disturbing reality of Warsaw during World War II, especially during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, when fighting was underway here, and when the Germans were ruthlessly killing civilian residents in the Polish capital.”
He reflected: “And sadly, today’s Russian invasion of Ukraine is similarly ruthless.”