Writer Artem Chekh joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Last year, the writer received the Book of the Year BBC-2021 literary award for his work “Who are you?” about his childhood in the nineties. When the full-scale invasion began, Artem was working on a new book, but he left writing to return to the army. The writer already took part in the war in 2014; he described his experience in his subsequent works.

“It seems to me that this can be called destruction for the sake of destruction. Their goal is to destroy as much as possible in our country, to weaken Ukraine. It is just absolute evil. It is obvious that our Ukraine does not exist for the Russians, and they are doing everything to make us disappear,” Artem said, sharing his thoughts with one of the TV channels.