VICTORIA DONOVAN A LETTER TO MY FRIENDS IN MARIUPOL
A letter of love, despair, and hope to the city of Mariupol and its people. The same people, who according to Victoria Donovan—senior lecturer, author, and writer with an interest in the Donbas region and its imaginaries—“welcomed me so warmly and shared so generously their knowledge and experiences, now fear for their lives in the city’s basements and bomb shelters. Russian shelling of the humanitarian corridors out of Mariupol means that they are stuck in the city without food, water, or heating, and today (12 March 2022) it is -5C and snowing.”
*A NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: Before you start reading Victoria’s letter, we would like to take the opportunity and connect our readership with the displaced art collective from Mariupol FreeFilmers’ work, fundraiser, and call to support, which can be accessed here. Consider donating for basic needs, medical help and relocation to safer places.