As reported by Porter Anderson in Publishing Perspectives, a statement has been issued by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in regards to the current situation in Ukraine:
“The Bologna Children’s Book Fair (BCBF) and its associated brands wish to express their condemnation of Russian aggressions in Ukraine. BCBF can confirm that, with immediate effect, the cooperation with all the Russian state institutions in charge of the organization of the Russian collective stand in the forthcoming fair is suspended.
“BCBF, Bologna Book Plus. and Bologna Licensing Trade Fair have been, and continue to support, the Ukrainian Publishers’ Association and will continue to promote their books, illustrators, and writers in their absence at this year’s event.
“Books across all ages remain a bridge between cultures and never before has the publishing industry, for children and everyone, been more important.”