Drawn reports in the form of the portraits - Two Years of war in Ukraine. February 24, 2024.

Above are all the portraits of my parents that I drew during the last two years of war in more or less chronological order starting on February 24, 2022. 

It's been two years since the unthinkable happened and the war became a part of the everyday life of my parents. And through them it became a part of our lives. From the horror of the first weeks to the endless bombings of Kharkiv (that continue till today). Escaping the city to live in a small town: befriending cats, learning to live without their home of many decades. My parents faced the cold and dark winter when russia started destroying power infrastructure and agreed to move outside Ukraine and lived as refugees in Europe until at the very end of last year they became refugees in California. Two years of war and a long long time away from where they thought they would be. So many dark, horrific stories from these two years, so many losses. So many people lost much more than anything my parents experienced yet it all adds up to one big pain and loss but also strength to oppose the evil and courage to fight it with everything. We saw so much kindness from people all around the world during these two years.

I wish this time was over and we could invite all our friends and supporters to celebrate our victory and freedom with good borscht in Ukraine. One day. But today the war is not over - and we still need all the help.

If you live in the States please consider writing to your elected officials and support unblocking and increasing military aid to Ukraine. 

Every note counts.

Find your senator: https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm

Find your representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives

Write to your president: https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/

In my letters I ask that they you do everything in their power to unblock and increase military aid to Ukraine. This is a fight against world evil and we should do everything to help those on the front line. 

I also opened a fundraiser through Facebook to collect money through Nova Ukraine - an organization whose work and people I know personally. These are people who are organizing aid in Ukraine and helping Ukrainian refugees in America. 

Please consider donating here:


I organized all my war-related posts (including a month-by-month journey my parents took) in this post:


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