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Memorialization of destructions

The War up Close Project unveils the details of the genocide against the Ukrainian nation to the global community using 360° panoramic photos, drone footage, and 3D modeling. Our materials form tangible evidence of Russia’s crimes and we hope they will help bring the aggressor to justice.

The project is initiated by experts from Discover.ua and FreegenGroup. Mykola Omelchenko, a photojournalist with years of experience and the first Google Trusted Photographer in Ukraine, has embarked on photo shooting for the War up Close.

Using state-of-the-art technologies, we capture the damage inflicted by the aggressor and put the photos on Google Maps, social media pages, and the project website. For better immersing and a more realistic experience, we show footage of Russian crimes with the help of VR goggles and immersive exhibitions. Besides, a number of virtual museums of war has been created in Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Kharkiv regions in coordination with public agencies for tourism.

The War up Close Project team is in close cooperation with the State Emergency Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Our panoramic views and drone footages assist rescuers in debris removal and examining the actual scope of damage. We also specialise in 3D modelling of monuments and historic buildings.

Despite the dangers, we are capturing crimes against Ukraine and humanity for all the future generations to preserve the memory of this tragedy.

Project team

Dmytro Matiash

Mykola Omelchenko

Yulia Matiash

Oleksiy Syvak

Yurii Zozulia

Serhiy Orlyk

Serhii Revenko

Taisia Stadnichenko

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