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  • What Ukraine needs now

    Two years ago, the people of Ukraine toppled the criminal and tyrannical regime of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after police opened fire on protestors in Kyiv’s Independence Square. Over 100 people were murdered for making one simple demand of their government — that Ukraine’s citizens be treated with dignity. Those who perished defending the […] More

  • Ukraine vs. Russia: A long and unhappy history

    War and peace. The tangled and bloody history of Ukraine and Russia is longer than Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece and there’s no final chapter. Few historians know more about the distant and modern origins of the current war, and prospects for peace, than award-winning author and Harvard professor Serhii Plokhy. His new book, The Gates of Europe, deconstructs […] More

  • Meet Ukraine’s “Invisible battalion” of women

    Brave beauty. Twelve fearless women are depicted on a Ukrainian calendar for 2016. However, they represent a much larger group of Ukrainian female soldiers, whose service is usually left unnoticed. These women deserve to be called brave not only because they actually participate in the war in eastern Ukraine. They also fight on the invisible front of stereotypes, […] More

  • Ukraine’s War Granny

    Kateryna Bilyk, nicknamed “The Punisher’, is Ukraine’s latest secret weapon in the war against Russia. Kateryna is a retired math teacher from Lviv, Ukraine and has completed the volunteer training required to fight the Pro-Russian terrorists. More

  • Thoughts on Donating to Ukraine’s Frontlines

    [infobox title=’Thoughts from Kyiv’]Thoughts from Kyiv is brought to you by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Director of the Doctoral School, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Below are his thoughts and writings on the situation in Ukraine. [/infobox] This post is addressed specifically to my friends in […] More

  • Drone footage of destroyed Donetsk airport

    Amazing drone footage showing the destruction to the Donetsk airport that’s taken place during the war in Eastern Ukraine. This was a modern sophisticated airport two years ago and its sad that a brand new, beautiful $400 million airport has been destroyed by this conflict. More