The wreckage of Russian military hardware has appeared in Plac Zamkowy as part of a travelling exhibition titled For Our Freedom And Yours.
Comprising of rockets, a T-72 tank and a 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, the exhibition was installed overnight and opened by the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Michał Dworczyk, and the deputy minister of national defense of Ukraine, Hanna Maliar.
At the inauguration, Maliar told the public that so far in the conflict, the Ukrainian army had managed to destroy around 1,500 similar vehicles. “It is difficult for European society to imagine the amount of iron and fire that Ukraine is holding back at present, because such events have not occurred in 80 years,” she added.
Maliar also emphasized that the exhibition was beginning in Poland because Ukraine’s neighbor had proved itself to be her country’s “closest partner and friend”.
Dworczyk, meanwhile, said that the installation was proof that Russia could be defeated.
As things stand, plans are afoot for similar exhibitions in other European cities, among them Berlin, Paris, Madrid and Lisbon.
According to organizers, the Plac Zamkowy exhibition could last until the end of the summer holidays in September after which the vehicles could be taken on tour around the rest of the country.
(Photos: Kevin Demaria)