We invite to our Lower Silesian Public Library (Wrocław, Rynek 58) to our solidarity action with Ukraine. We present photos by Marcin Staniewski about a year of war in Ukraine. The exhibition will last until 3 March.

Marcin Staniewski – Poznań’s social worker, pharmacist, involved in helping Ukraine from the beginning of the war, many refugees have found shelter in his house.

Since February 24th 2022, he organizes regularly every month demonstrations of support for Ukraine at the front of the consulate of Russia in Poznań. In March 2022, he initiated a weekly  campaign called “Peace Soup” that is, a warm meal prepared for Ukrainian refugees in need by volunteers in the restaurant Hope.

From the beginning of the war, he has been going with humanitarian aid to Ukraine, he was, among others, in Lviv, Rivne, Lutsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Poltava, Czuhujew, Kup’yans’k, Kyiv, Boryspil, Bucha, Irpin, Izium, Balakliya, Slovyansk, Kostyantynivka, Bakhmut, Kramatorsk, Lyman, Dnipro, Cherkasy, Zaporizhzhia. He mainly delivers drugs, dressings and medical equipment, items needed for the front, generators, food for civilians and animals. In Kharkiv, which is Poznań twin city, he also introduced the action Peace Soup.

At Sienkiewicza 8 street in Poznań, he provided the premises for Ukrainians and Belarusians where literary and cultural meetings take place. In the offer of the centre, there is also a theatre, arts studio, Ukrainian and Belarusian courses for children, children’s club, military first aid kits, tourniqets, candles and masks for the front are prepared. He constantly collaborates with the volunteers of New Forest for Ukraine from the Great Britain who come regularly to Poznań, and with other foundations or non-formal groups including volunteers who are engaged in animal care in Ukraine.

Author: Katarzyna Wiącek