Ukrainian culture is already gaining support around the world. More than 70 cultural sanctions have been imposed against Russia
Here are some thoughts below about how the struggle is going on the cultural front, how Ukraine is supported around the world and about the goals and plans of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, which Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine shared specially for “We are Ukraine” platform.
“One of the ministry’s main tasks now is to balance Russian culture’s influence around the world and gain maximum support from international colleagues. This applies to both the exclusion of Russia from international cultural events and the blocking of channels with Russian narratives around the world to reduce Russia’s informational propaganda influence. We are working towards a strategic goal of eliminating Russian propaganda.
The state communicates regularly and in one voice, promptly informing about the news and debunking fakes, especially at the start of the war, the “United News” telethon was launched by the leading Ukrainian media groups.
Ukrainian culture is already gaining popularity around the world. More than 70 cultural sanctions have been imposed against the Russian Federation. The world’s most prestigious museums, music and film festivals, premier theaters, book fairs, and reputable auction houses have all backed Ukraine in its fight against Russian invaders. Contracts with Russian directors, artists, and musicians are being terminated, and many Russian art masterpieces are being blocked, the world masterpieces are not shown in Russia.
Now is the time to focus on the following areas:
- to remove Russian propaganda channels from European platforms;
- to impose immediate sanctions on all aggressor state propaganda channels;
- to halt all advertising payments to aggressor country companies;
- to end European Union companies’ advertising cooperation with Russian propaganda resources and related parties;
- to support the global broadcasting of the Ukrainian united TV channel “#UArazom”;
- to increase cultural sanctions.
There are several ways to support Ukrainian culture now that are open to everyone: to listen to Ukrainian music and artists, to watch Ukrainian films legally, to spread the word about the situation in Ukraine.
After all, Russia must be held accountable for willfully destroying our cultural heritage. You can also assist us at the front. Make a monetary donation to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, volunteer, or act on the information front. All means are now useful in times of war. It’s crucial to avoid inaction.”