On March 11, the War Up Close team held its last immersive exhibition as part of their Global Tour marking the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The event took place at the Produits Dangereux venue, built in 1902 as a depot within a refurbished industrial district surrounding Gare Maritime cargo port in Brussels.
Despite the fact that Belgians usually spend their weekends at home with their families or shopping, many of them visited our exhibition on Saturday to express their support. It was an honour to see many honourable guests from all over Europe, including Ukraine’s Chargé d’Affaires to Belgium Ms. Natalia Anoshyna, the Embassy’s first secretary Ms. Kateryna Bilotil, Mr. Mircea Nicolae NANCA from the European External Action Service (EEAS), and members of the European Liberal Forum.
According to the project founders Dmytro Matiash and Mykola Omelchenko, who presented it in Europe, the Brussels event was the most atmospheric one. It had the greatest number of visitors who cried while looking at the horrors that Russians had left behind in Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Kharkiv regions.
We are grateful to all our guests and partners: USAID, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in Belgium, United Help Ukraine, CFC Big Ideas, and Funberry. Together, we have already held immersive exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, and Washington. And we aren’t going to stop.