To look at the facts of the Holodomor and the crimes of the Russians committed in Ukraine during the full-scale invasion during the years 2022-2023, through the concept of the crime of genocide, in which the proof of specific intent is of key importance, is offered by our exhibition “Intent”. Its presentation took place on 23 November 2023, before the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor genocide.
Russia has always denied the Holodomor. This shows that it did not abandon its intent to repeat the genocide against Ukrainians. Over time, it moved from denials to the implementation of this intent, starting a full-scale war against Ukraine in February 2022, accompanied by numerous murders and violence against Ukrainian civilians. These actions have signs of genocide, which is emphasised by lawyers and historians.
You can see Russian textbooks from Kupyansk, crosses from mass graves in Kyiv region and Izium, the diary of the tortured writer Volodymyr Vakulenko, burned grain from the terminals of the Black Sea port, the story of a child who returned to Ukraine after Russian abduction, letters from Russian schoolchildren urging them to kill Ukrainians and much more another in this exposition. The strengthening elements of the exhibition are video installations. From the screens on the walls, you can see how the intention to exterminate Ukrainians developed – from words to action. We also provide expert explanations of the legal aspects of the crime of genocide at the exhibition.