Reports indicate that the home city of Ukraine’s Eurovision act was hit by Russian missiles moments before the band took to the stage in Liverpool. The attack resulted in two injuries, according to the chief of the regional state administration, Volodymyr Trush. The mayor of Ternopil, Serhiy Nadal, confirmed that warehouses were damaged in the attack.
Ten minutes before performing at the Liverpool Arena, Tvorchi posted on Instagram about the reports of the attack on Ternopil, which is located in western Ukraine. After their performance, Tvorchi took to Instagram again to write about the attack on their hometown, stating that Russia had bombed Ternopil while they were singing about “our steel hearts, indomitability, and will” on the Eurovision stage.
Their message was a call to action for all cities in Ukraine that are under constant attack, including Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Uman, Sumy, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, and others. Tvorchi’s message was clear: “Europe, unite against evil for the sake of peace!”
The attack on Ternopil is just one example of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. As tensions continue to escalate, it is essential for leaders across Europe to come together to promote peace and stability in the region. The Eurovision stage provided a platform for Tvorchi to raise awareness of the situation in Ukraine and call for action, and it is up to all of us to heed their message and work towards a better future.