Reports indicate that the home city of Ukraine’s Eurovision act was hit by Russian missiles just moments before the band took to the stage in Liverpool. Volodymyr Trush, the chief of the regional state administration, confirmed that two people were injured in the attack, while Ternopil mayor Serhiy Nadal stated that warehouses had been damaged.
Ten minutes before their performance at the Liverpool Arena, Tvorchi, the Ukrainian band, posted on Instagram about the attack on their hometown in western Ukraine. The band’s social media post was a grim reminder that Ukraine’s cities continue to be shelled every day, including Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Uman, Sumy, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, and many others.
Despite the attack on their hometown, Tvorchi performed on stage and later wrote on Instagram, “Ternopil is the name of our hometown, which was bombed by Russia while we sang on the Eurovision stage about our steel hearts, indomitability, and will. This is a message for all cities of Ukraine that are shelled every day. Europe, unite against evil for the sake of peace!”
The attack on Ternopil is a poignant reminder of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The Ukrainian people continue to face daily threats to their safety and security, and it is crucial for the international community to come together in support of peace and stability in the region.