A Piece of Ukrainian Resistance 

by Meifan Honcharuk
Saturday, May 27, 2023
A Piece of Ukrainian Resistance 

"Prozorro" launches and auction for a piece of glass Kyivan bridge, which resisted the Russian missile attack 

The peculiarity of this bridge is that it is made of glass. Transparent bridge in Kyiv performs a bicycle-pedestrian role. The bridge was built in 2019 on the initiative of mayor Klychko. On October 10, 2022, the Russian army launched a massive missile attack, during which one of the missiles exploded near the supports of the glass bridge. However, the Russian missile damaged only the observation panels, which were repaired in 2 months.

Glass panels affected by the attack have now been put up for sale as a symbol of Ukraine's resilience. Prozorro made 100 souvenirs. Each piece of the bridge is unique, measuring 10х3.5 cm. It is located in a protective glass box and lights up.

Notably, on October 8, 2022, an explosion sounded on the Crimean bridge, which the occupiers illegally built after the capture of Crimea. The situation with bridges showed the true strength and meaning of the states – the glass bridge of Ukraine stood, the concrete bridge of "great Russia" – no.

Those wishing to buy a souvenir in the form of a fragment of the bridge can participate in the auction. It passed on June 2. Starting price is $270.8.

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