Life During Wartime

Since the Euromaidan demonstrations in 2013, Ukraine has been split between pro-European Union and pro-Russian sentiment, and in the four years of hostilities since Russia annexed Crimea and occupied parts of the Donbass region of Ukraine, 10,000 people have died and 1.7 million have been displaced. Writers represent the very essence of resistance, engaging with the culture of war and how it affects a country and its people.

Poets Serhiy Zhadan of Eastern Ukraine, Demyan Kudryavtsev of Russia, and Andrei Khadanovich of Belarus discussed life, literature, and the role of writers during times of conflict.