On December 6th, the “War Up Close” project was introduced for the first time in Canada as part of the “Ukrainian Day on Parliament Hill.” This annual event takes place in the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, initiated by members of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program (CUPP). It was initially established and continues to exist as a symbol of the partnership between the two countries and now serves as a reminder of the importance of aiding Ukraine. Using VR technologies and augmented reality, we intricately depicted the horrors of the war in Ukraine, emphasizing the need to refocus attention on this issue and urging ongoing support for Ukraine.
The presentation of the virtual museum “War Up Close” kicked off this year’s “Ukrainian Day on Parliament Hill.” Following the exhibition, speeches were delivered by Senator Stan Kutcher, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, and Members of Parliament Ivan Baker and James Bezan. The event concluded with Ukrainian songs and discussions about the reconstruction of our country.
We extend our gratitude to the representatives of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program for organizing and assisting in spreading the truth about Russian crimes in Ukraine even thousands of kilometers away from the epicenter of events.
On the same day, the “War Up Close” team had the honor of opening the Ukraine Victory Summit as part of the larger two-day event, Supporting Victory for the People of Ukraine, at the U.S. Congress.
We appreciate the support from partners worldwide and continue to document the destruction caused by Russians in peaceful Ukrainian cities.