Mittwoch, 19. Juni 2024, 16:00 - 18:30 iCal

Opening Photo exhibition: Eyes on the War

Official opening of the exhibition & Panel discussion: The Russian War against Ukraine: Humanitarian, Legal, Political Aspects

Großer Festsaal im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Diskussion, Round Table



Welcome address and statements

  • Sebastian Schütze, Rector, University of Vienna
  • Alma Zadić, Federal Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria
  • Denis Maslov, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy
  • Vasyl Khymynets, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Austria
  • Alfred Praus, President of the Ukrainian-Austrian Association
  • Emil Brix, Director of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna

Video screening on the situation in Ukraine


Joint visit to the exhibition


17:00 -18:30

Panel discussion: The Russian War against Ukraine: Humanitarian, Legal, Political Aspects

  • Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine (online)
  • Yuliya Yurchenko, University of Greenwich
  • Georgiy Kassianov, University of Lublin
  • Markus Reisner, Austrian Military Academy
  • Michael Lysander Fremuth, University of Vienna

Moderation: Wolfgang Mueller, University of Vienna

The event will be held in English.


The University of Vienna, the Diplomatic Academy, Paneuropa and the Institute of the Regions will broadcast the opening of the event via livestream


The photo exhibition is open to the public from 19 to 28 June 2024 (Mon–Fri 6:00–22:00, Sat 7:00–19:00).

The two photographers Konstantyn & Vlada Liberov and their story
Before the full-scale invasion, Odessa photographers Konstantin and Vlada Liberov shot sensual love stories, star portraits and wedding photos. Starting from February 24, the character and mood of their photographs changed dramatically. Instead of cheerful, smiling faces, destroyed buildings, civilians sufferring from Russian aggression, and heroic figures of military and volunteers appeared in the photos. The war awakened in Konstantin and Vlada the desire to show the whole world the cruel reality in which Ukrainians live today.

About the traveling exhibition "Eyes on the War"
A series of printed photographs combined with individual stories delve into some of those crimes, offering an in-depth understanding. The exhibition gives back faces and names to Ukrainians that have turned into statistics. It brings back people to numbers and within the overwhelming amount of crimes, offers some of the victims a place to speak and share their stories.


UAA, Office of the President of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine, IRE, Diplomatische Akademie, BMJ


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