Frankfurt Book Fair

Aseyev, Tayra and Matviichuk spoke at Frankfurt Book Fair and told about russian war crimes


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According to Chytomo’s correspondent Victoria Feshchuk, Ukrainians Stanislav Aseyev, Julia Paevska (Tayra) and Oleksandra Matviichuk spoke at Frankfurt Book Fair and told the public about russian war crimes.

The event they took part in is called Remembrance and rage: Preserving eye-witness accounts of war crimes.


From the stage Tayra commented on her time in captivity: “I would rather not recall my experience, yet I have to keep testifying and I won’t stop”.


“We all need to raise our voices in order to save Ukrainians from russian captivity and not to let the organizers of war crimes get away with the punishment,” mentioned the human rights activist Oleksandra Matviichuk.


As part of the event Stanislav Aseyev reminded the audience about his Justice Initiative Fund: “I’ve been talking about those butchers for 2.5 years, yet only one of them has been captured so far. For me that’s enough talking, I want more actions”.


“If we stay silent, we’ll lose this war. In the beginning was the word, and the word will be in the end,” added Tayra.


Chytomo also got exclusive comments from Stanislav Aseyev and Julia Paevska that we’ll share with you shortly in our report from the festival.

Apart from this Julia Paevska was also present at another event at the Book Fair – Border crossing: Women in the war and in flight.


It shall be reminded that the first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and the first lady of Germany Elke Büdenbender met at the Frankfurt Book Fair and presented a non-profit book project.


2022 Frankfurt Book Fair was taking place on October 19-23. Ukraine was represented by 10 writers and 43 publishers.