“Threat from the Sky”

In the newly opened main building of the War Museum, you can see the exhibition “Threat from the Sky”. The project was made in partnership with the Main Directorate of Intelligence, the Come Back Alive Foundation and the Nova Poshta company.

On October 17, 2022, for the first time, Russian troops struck the capital with drones, launching 28 of them in the direction of Kyiv. Shahed drones quickly became the main tool of Russian terrorist attacks. In general, during the year the Russians released more than 2,000 Shahed kamikaze drones over Ukraine.

While opening the exhibition “Threat from the Sky” Yurii Savchuk, director general of the War Museum, noted that it was a warning project about the danger posed to Ukrainians by enemy drones targeting the defense forces, civilian objects, in particular critical, economic (primarily food), social and cultural, infrastructural spheres, etc.

The joint project of the exhibition’s partners the Come Back Alive Foundation and the Nova Poshta company – “Pack the Sky – Upgrade Air Defense” is aimed specifically at strengthening the air defense system. The representatives of the competent assistance of the army fund Volodymyr Turchyn and Oleksii Dubynka emphasized that the enemy should not be underestimated, because the Russian Federation still has great economic and military potential, therefore the number of drones of all types is growing and will continue to grow.

Olena Plahova, director of reputation management of the Nova Poshta company, emphasized that the unity of the civilians gave an opportunity the Armed Forces of Ukraine to focus on the effective fight against the aggressor. Therefore, the postal service network helps both the military and the museum to tell the truth about this war. You can also help by donating to the collection and using the company’s services.

Yevhenii Yerin, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense emphasized: “We understand that the enemy seeks to kill the Ukrainians, to destroy our identity. That’s why the fight against the Russian Federation is going on in many positions, including in cultural life”. Therefore, some items for the exhibition were given by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine and the Defense Forces.

The curator of the exhibition Oleksandr Shemeliak noted that the project was created in 10 days thanks to the dedicated work of partners and the museum team. The artistic decoration of the hall emphasizes the danger posed by enemy drones – the emotional impact of the darkness of the hall, from which searchlights capture deadly drones, like our air defense systems, and is amplified by the multimedia images of the consequences of infrastructure’s damage by the similar drones. In the video there wasn’t the footage that anyone can see online, but the footage of our employees, in particular, the general director, taken after another attack on Kyiv and the fall of drone debris on their homes. During the curatorial tour, visitors were able to learn more about the war of drones that is taking place in the sky of Ukraine now.

We invite you to see the exhibition “Threat from the Sky” at the War Museum and support the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the fight against the enemy!