How Ukrainian illustrators depict common pain after the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion


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On June 6, russian occupation forces blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. During the first three days, 34 settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River were flooded. The explosion became the largest environmental disaster in Europe in recent decades. Scientists are only guessing at the extent of the devastating consequences for people, flora and fauna.

Since the first day of the tragedy, many Ukrainians have been at a loss for words to express their grief for those who suffered and lost their homes, their pity for the animals dying in the raging water… We turned to the work of Ukrainian illustrators to articulate images of shared pain through their works.

Oksana Drachkovska

Marysya Rudska

Mari Kinovych

Ira Lysenko

Masha Foya

Daryna Lutsenko

Sofia Tomilenko

Mariia Loniuk

Grasya Oliyko

Julia Tveritina

Solomiia Gorobiuk


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