‘Long live the Ukrainian resistance’ – proclaims the mural near the Centre Pompidou created by the Ukrainian artist Nikita Kravtsov in tribute to the bravery of Ukraine’s defenders. Marianne holding a Ukrainian flag triumphs over Russian imperialism, symbolizing the final deposition of this regime by the Ukrainian people. The association Stand With Ukraine is proud to have defended this project in discussions with the Central Paris City Hall to publically display French support for Ukraine while the invasion was in its second month.
Nikita Kravtsov is a Ukrainian artist born in Yalta in 1988, and a graduate of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture of Kyiv in 2010. Today he lives and works in Paris. This initiative was made possible with the support of Ariel Weil, Mayor of Central Paris and Carine Rolland, Assistant Mayor of Paris with responsibility for culture.