Artists Loses Life to War

Rose Davis
June 19, 2023

Indian Voices joins the worldwide community of journalists fighting for human rights in remembering the acclaimed Ukrainian writer Victoria Amelina, who died as a result of injuries from a Russian strike on a restaurant in Kramatorsk last week, which also killed 12 other people. Amelina was part of a human rights group, Truth Hounds, investigating Russian war crimes. Amelina’s friend Andrey Kurkov, a fellow author and the former president of PEN Ukraine, says the young writer’s death is just the latest in a long string of artists lost to the Russian invasion. “We don’t know when the war is going to end, but it will cost a lot for Ukrainian culture,” says Kurkov.