European Writers’ Council condemns the Russian attack on Ukrainian’s largest printing-house in Kharkiv – EWC

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European Writers’ Council condemns the Russian attack on Ukrainian’s largest printing-house in Kharkiv – EWC

On the Annual Basic Meeting of the European Writers’ Council held 2024 in Helsinki, greater than 60 delegates and Board Members of 19 European nations representing over 220,000 skilled authors within the textual content and e book sector, condemn the Russian assault on Ukrainian’s largest printing home in Kharkiv. The EWC and its members ship its deepest condolences to the households for his or her lack of the lives of seven civilians working on the printing home and need for the whole restoration to the 22 injured ones. The EWC additionally expresses its solidarity to all the Ukrainian e book sector, as this horrible attacked destroyed a central firm that stands on the Ukrainian coronary heart for books, literature, and the voices of authors.

Helsinki, twenty sixth of Might. On Thursday, 23rd of Might russian missiles destroyed one in every of Ukraine’s largest printing homes Faktor-Druk. The presumably focused assaults by Russia have now paralysed nearly all the e book sector in Ukraine. Issue-Druk was bombed one week earlier than the The Worldwide E book Arsenal Competition (30th of Might), the place dozens of publishing e book novelties of Ukrainian and European authors are printed for the e book honest in Kyiv. This purposeful act of conflict took the lives of seven civilians who had been working on the printing home, 22 folks had been injured.

EWC’ President Miguel Ángel Serrano says: “We’re alarmed and horrified by this assault by Russia, which desires to erase the Ukrainian e book panorama, its voices, and its language. Our ideas and heartfelt condolences are with the injured and their households, and with the households of the victims. Putin is weaponizing the language, focused assaults on the Ukrainian e book sector are a despicable a part of Russian conflict crimes that violate worldwide legislation. We proceed to assist our Ukrainian colleagues and demand: These monstrous and inhumane acts by Russia in opposition to Ukraine should cease!”

And Paula Havaste, EWC Board member and representantive of the Finnish hosts of the EWC’ AGM, says: “Printers and staff had been killed and critically wounded, books had been burnt. The Finnish and European group of writers and translators stand with their Ukrainian colleagues and condemn Russia’s cowardly try to destroy a tradition, a nation, its language. And even when we lack the phrases to specific our shock at Russia’s assault on Issue, we are going to by no means lack the phrases to demand: Russia’s conflict in opposition to Ukraine should finish.”

On 24th of Might, Yulia Orlova, Director Basic of Vivat, who belongs to the identical holding as Faktor-Druk, printed a letter of enchantment to the Ukrainian and worldwide e book group to request to assist the households of the injured and murdered staff and to assist Ukrainian publishing business: “A printing press of this magnitude stopping its work can have an effect on Ukraine’s complete e book publishing discipline because it printed all the pieces from college textbooks and youngsters’s literature to books on the present conflict to publications in language and historical past.

Throughout yesterday’s shelling of Kharkiv by Russian missiles, there was a direct hit on the manufacturing plant of Issue-Druk. (…)”. She provides an intense enchantment to the worldwide publishing, writers and readers group: “Please share and unfold the phrase about this tragedy to the world – about how the enemy is destroying Ukrainian books and tradition, trying to disrupt the event of our nation. Help from all corners of the world is presently very important for us.”

The “Issue” firm has initiated a fundraiser. All donations will likely be used to assist these affected and to revive the printing business.

Firm particulars / firm Title:

CHARITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF KHARKIV “TOLOKA”

Title of the financial institution:

JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”, 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE

Financial institution SWIFT Code: PBANUA2X

Firm tackle: 106a Sumska Road, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine, Kharkiv area, Kharkiv metropolis

Reference: issue druk

EUR: IBAN Code: UA633515330000026004052234902

USD: IBAN Code: UA233515330000026008052136352

 

 

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