There is no justification for bombing and killing!
We are against war. We want the words about the brotherly people not to turn in a bloody nightmare.
Here is the full statement, translated from Russian:
Animation and art in general have always been imbued with anti-war spirit. We believe that the current military actions are directed not just at our Ukrainian friends and colleagues, but against all people, humanity and an as a whole.
And today our children, our brothers are sent to kill those with whom they recently played in the same yard and watched the same cartoons, without distinguishing whether they are Russian or Ukrainian ones.
The Russian and Ukrainian animation community has released a collective statement condemning Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine.
The letter has been signed by over 700, directors, animators, producers, and other production personnel, as well as critics, historians, festival programmers, and other people connected to the community.
Image at top: “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos,” the Oscar-nominated short by Russian director Konstantin Bronzit, who has signed the statement.