War

10 years of war as portrayed by Ukrainian cinema

From a Best International Film award to an Oscar nomination, Ukraine has been winning film critics’ hearts through portrayals of life during the Russo-Ukrainian war. The past ten years in Ukraine have been brought to life on the big screen...

Long road to Crimea: story of Mustafa Jemilev

That night, the howling of wild animals, wolves or jackals, was unbearable. “They are going to eat us,” a three-year old boy was crying as the sounds struck terror into his heart. His mother held him on her lap, hugged,...

When a day lasts a year. Reflecting on the Bucha massacre two years later

Russian soldiers entered Bucha, a city just outside of Kyiv, in the first days of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. One of the first viral photos from the war was of destroyed Russian equipment on Vokzalna Street. But a week...

How Russia’s war against Ukraine affects animals and the environment

How does Russia’s war in Ukraine endanger the environment and what can we do to restore it? Let’s find out from Ostap Reshetylo, associate professor at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and project manager at World Wildlife Fund...

Ukraine’s peacekeeping, military, and humanitarian operations in other countries

Almost any country could face a large-scale challenge such as armed aggression, natural disasters, epidemics, or economic crises. However, besides caring for the well-being of its citizens, many countries care about global issues. Today we will tell the story of...

‘Goodbye, Ryzhychok’. Life for people and animals in the Ukrainian frontline city of Huliaipole

This is a report on a day in the life of an animal rescue volunteer mission in the city of Huliaipole, located just over a hundred kilometres from Zaporizhzhia and only seven kilometres from the frontline. Apart from rescuing animals,...

The Berdiansk direction: Ukrainian counteroffensive in 2023

In early June 2023, information about the start of Ukrainian offensive operations began circulating on social media. One of the occupiers’ major attempts to prevent the advance of Ukrainian troops was a large-scale crime in southern Ukraine — the destruction...

How war affects the Black Sea and marine life

In 1996, the six coastal states of the Black Sea signed the Strategic Action Plan for the Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea. This plan was necessitated by the alarming destruction of the Black Sea’s unique natural complexes...

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