The Ukrainian government has launched an online NFT Museum to preserve the timeline of key moments in the ongoing war against Russia. Mykhailo Fedorov, the Minister for Digital Transformation, started the initiative with non-fungible tokens to highlight the key moments from the Ukrainian perspective from February 24 onward.
54 NFTs of key moments in the Russia – Ukraine war between February 24 and 26 will be available from March 30. Proceeds of the sales in Ethereum will be used to support the Ukrainian army and civilians. The NFTs’ artwork includes events and sources based on Twitter posts from respective government officials, photos from media outlets, and responses of world leaders. It also includes personal reflections.
Fedorov highlighted that while Russia uses tanks to destroy Ukraine, Ukrainians are turning to blockchain technology. He explained that the NFT museum houses the memory of war. It celebrates the Ukrainian identity and freedom. Moreover, the NFT museum states that it will never let any single day of this period disappear from the ledger of world history.
The NFT campaign is aimed at the Russian media which has been spreading propaganda and misinformation about Ukraine. The war-struck country, through the NFT campaign, wants to spread truthful information among the digital community across the world. This campaign came about after the Ukrainian government canceled plans for an unspecified token airdrop on March 3.
Alex Bornyakov, the deputy minister of digital transformation, had revealed that the government planned to release an NFT collection likened to a museum of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Ever since the war began, the Ukraine government has been calling for and accepting crypto donations directly through its official wallet addresses. So far, it has received around $108 million in crypto for humanitarian causes and for the army.