Berlin, April 26 – On the 38th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, a demonstration will be held at the Kanzleramt (Berlin) from 18:30 to 20:00 to highlight the critical situation in Ukraine and the need for urgent response. A performative installation about the destruction of Ukrainian cities will happen at 17:15 before the demo.

This time, the demonstration covers four main topics:

  • Chornobyl anniversary: We honor the victims and remind the world of the lessons learned about safety and the perils of secrecy under oppressive regimes.
  • Nuclear Blackmail: russia’s aggression has escalated to dangerous levels, targeting nuclear facilities and using them as tools of war and blackmail. The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, has been under their control for over two years. It’s under threat, facing constant blackouts due to russian attacks on electricity lines and risking a nuclear catastrophe. russia also uses the Zaporizhzhia plant as a shield, launching attacks from there and shelling Ukrainian-controlled territory across the Dnipro River.
  • Critical infrastructure and the whole energy system under threat: Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipro, Chernihiv, and other Ukrainian cities face destruction as Ukraine lacks crucial air defense systems to protect its cities from russian missiles. Critical infrastructure is severely damaged, which can cause the future abandonment of whole cities due to the inability to live there.
  • Urgent Action Needed: Increased sanctions, military aid, and a united front against russia’s aggression.

“We express our heartfelt gratitude to Germany for promptly providing IRIS-T air defense systems, 3 Patriot systems, ammunition, and ongoing assistance. However, more action is needed. We urge for intensified pressure on russia, including imposing sanctions on Rosatom, closing gaps in sanctions, and ensuring that russia is held accountable for its actions.

Iryna Shulikina, CEO of Vitsche

Action plan:

  • 17:15: Performance/installation symbolizing the devastated cities in Ukraine.
  • 18:30: Demonstration with speakers giving inputs on the situation in Ukraine and possible consequences for the whole world, calling for decisive action to support Ukraine and enforce peace.

We invite you to come to the demo and would be grateful for media support of our cause.

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