Zelenskyy says culture is key in fight against war

Madrid, Nov 28 (EFE).- Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes the war against freedom waged in his country should not be fought with weapons alone but also with culture.Zelenskyy spoke in a video conference on Monday at the opening of a Ukrainian art exhibition at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.“This exhibition shows what Russia is trying to destroy with its war,” the Ukrainian leader said.Some 50 artworks are from the National Art Museum and the Museum of theatrical, musical, and cinema art in Kyiv, which has been devastated by a round of Russian missile strikes.The gallery has on display works from the early decades of the 1900s made by Ukrainian artists who were thought to be Russian for years. “It shows how much Ukraine is connected to Europe and why it is important to visit Ukraine when peace comes,” Zelenskyy explained.”After these brutal attacks, there will be a fair trial. After the darkness brought by Russia, there will be light,” he added, ending his speech with “Slava Ukraini!” (Glory to Ukraine!).The exhibit, named “In the Eye of the Hurricane: Avant-garde in Ukraine, 1900-1930” is set to run until April 2023.EFEcsr/smq/aef

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