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House of Cinema and the NV office damaged by the Russian strike on Kyiv

02.01.2024, 17:59
The House of Cinema, photo by Ukraine's National Union of Cinematographers on Facebook
The House of Cinema, photo by Ukraine's National Union of Cinematographers on Facebook

Russia's mass shelling strike on Kyiv on January 2 damagd the NV office building and the House of Cinema.

Presenter Serhiy Fursa spoke about the damage to the NV office on Radio NV. This information was confirmed to Detector Media by the Radio NV editor-in-chief, Oleksiy Tarasov, who is currently in Lviv.

"Honestly, I know no more than the others. This morning, the NV office in Kyiv was damaged by Russian shelling: some windows were blown out, the entrance door was blown away, some things fell from the ceiling. Due to all this, we had to postpone our broadcast for two hours today," said Tarasov.

According to him, the overall damage is not critical.

"As far as I know, the doors of our office have already been fixed somehow, the windows are now being addressed. Of course, those who experienced the shrapnel hitting their workplace are scared. Everything around is burning and exploding, and people have to go on air. These are unworkable conditions. Today's events forced us to revisit the idea of creating a backup studio in some kind of bunker, that is, in a safe place, so that we could avoid both interrupting the air and exposing our colleagues to danger. Now we are looking into technical ways to achieve this," said Tarasov.

The head of Ukraine's National Union of Cinematographers, Serhiy Bordeniuk, reported the damage to the glass facade of the Cinema House on Facebook and posted a photo.

He considers the incident to be symbolic: a banner for the 100th anniversary of the classic Ukrainian director, Serhiy Paradzhanov, was to be erected in the damaged spot in a few days.

"The House of Cinema and the Union members have proven more than once that they are doomed to resist any encroachment. The remembrance evening for the "dangerously free man" Serhiy Paradzhanov will take place! We invite you to the House of Cinema on January 9 at 6 p.m. for a solemn event honoring the Maestro and an action showing resilience, will, and absolute readiness to fight against the enemy's ignominy!" Bordeniuk wrote.

As the IMI reported, the Russian rocket strike on Kharkiv on December 30, 2023, severely damaged the Radio House, where the offices of "Suspilne. Kharkiv" and Ukrainian Radio are located. The office of the media group "Objektyv", where the TRC "Simon" is based, was also damaged.

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