“We are giving these works of art to the Ukrainian people with the wish that they ennoble the walls of two to three schools and one institution in Ukraine, to be selected by the Ukrainians,” said HDLU Vinkovci vice president Marko Lončar.
He said the exhibition was called Culture to Culture “because we Croats are giving part of our culture to Ukrainian culture.”
He recalled that the campaign began in April with a donation exhibition called “Appeal to Assist Displaced Ukrainians” in Vinkovci, in cooperation with the Croatian Red Cross.
Thankful for the donation, Ukrainian Ambassador Vasyly Kyrylych said Croatia and its people strongly supported Ukraine since the start of the Russian aggression.
“Here in Vinkovci today, we see again that Croats strongly support Ukraine because they experienced and know what it means to defend one’s state. We are grateful for that. We are strong in spirit and strong, not in hope, but in faith that we will win because we are defending our country, our homes, our families,” he said.
“This is yet another aspect of our assistance to the Ukrainian people, with whom we empathize, confident that they will succeed in winning their freedom,” said Vukovar-Srijem County head Damir Dekanić.
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