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The destroyed building of the Academy of Arts in Kyiv: the consequences of the Russian ballistic attack through the lens of documentary filmmakers

Consequences of the Russian ballistic attack on Kyiv. March 25, 2024. Photo by Konstantin and Vlada Liberov


Numerous explosions occurred in central Kyiv on Monday, March 25, about 30 seconds after air raid sirens went off. Russian troops attacked the Ukrainian capital with two ballistic missiles, which were shot down.


Rescuers are eliminating the consequences of a Russian ballistic attack on Kyiv. March 25, 2024. Photo by Pavel Florescu


According to preliminary information from KIAA, as a result of the missile attack on Kyiv, debris fell in the Pechersk, Holosiivskyi, Dniprovskyi and Solomianskyi districts. Rescuers are currently inspecting the area. Ten people were injured. Two high-rise buildings were damaged.


Ruins in the center of Kyiv after a Russian ballistic attack. March 25, 2024. Photo by Konstantin and Vlada Liberov


The Ministry of Culture also reported that the central part of the building of the Kyiv State Academy of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design named after Mykhailo Boichuk was damaged as a result of the rocket debris falling.


"The air raid alarm was activated a few seconds before the first explosions, so students and teachers did not have time to quickly go down to the shelter. Fortunately, the debris hit the neighboring rooms where there were no people," said Rostyslav Karandeyev, acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.


Rescuers are eliminating the consequences of a Russian ballistic attack on Kyiv. March 25, 2024. Photo by Pavel Florescu


The gym, congress hall and exhibition center were completely destroyed. The premises of the university's departments and classrooms were also significantly damaged. 


Damaged cars in the center of Kyiv. March 25, 2024. Photo by Pavel Florescu


Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko near the destroyed building of the Academy of Arts. March 25, 2024. Photo by Pavel Florescu


Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko noted that next to the destroyed building of the state educational institution there is a dormitory with many people. "Fortunately, there is no damage there, and no one was injured," said Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.


A barista in a Kyiv coffee shop that was hit by a Russian ballistic attack. March 25, 2024. Photo by Konstantin and Vlada Liberov


Medics at the site of a Russian ballistic attack. March 25, 2024. Photo by Konstantin and Vlada Liberov


President Volodymyr Zelenskyy responded to the morning's Russian attack. He thanked the rescuers, police, and utilities who are dealing with the aftermath of the strikes. Zelenskyy once again called on partners to provide Ukraine with more air defense systems: "We never tire of repeating that Ukraine needs more air defense. This means security for our cities and saved human lives. All of us in the world who respect and protect life need to stop this terror."


The center of Kyiv after the Russian ballistic attack. March 25, 2024. Photo by Konstantin and Vlada Liberov


The project is implemented thanks to the support of IWM Documenting Ukraine.

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