29 March 2023

His mother was shot, and the place of work was destroyed — Russian occupation harshly affected the life of Trostianets resident Serhii Pentin

In just a month of occupation, the Russians destroyed the center of Trostianets, bringing death and injury to hundreds of families. The military shot Serhii's mother on the way to the hospital. Also, the biscuit shop where Serhii worked burned down at the chocolate factory.
25 March 2023

One gun against a pack of invaders: Olena Kratkovska on her father’s death

Olena’s father died on the seventh day of the war, defending his house in the village of Yahidne. He was a pensioner, but when the Russian invaders entered the village, he picked up a hunting rifle and went against the enemy.
22 March 2023

Russians kept residents of the Chernihiv Region in the basement for a month

Unfortunately, not everyone came out of the basement when the Ukrainian army de-occupied the village. The Russians allowed women to go outside only once on 8 March, this was the way to congratulate them on International Women’s Day.
18 March 2023

“War on four paws” — personal battle of Serhii Neboha

A vast number of animals have suffered since the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression. The well-known cynologist Serhii Neboha helps his colleagues save dogs and talks about the problems of evacuation, cases of cruelty to animals, and the destruction of kennels.
15 March 2023

She was about to turn 53. A citizen of Trostianets speaks about his wife’s detention and murder

Ihor Ivanov, an ethnic Bashkir who lives in Trostyanets, still cannot believe that his wife is no more. He did not want to leave the city during the occupation because he hoped she would return.
12 March 2023

“Why fire eight rockets at a kindergarten?”

Okhtyrka resident lost her son on the second day of Russia’s invasion, he died while helping to equip a bomb shelter in a kindergarten. Due to constant shelling, they were able to bury him only three days later.
03 March 2023

At the plant in Vovchansk, the Russians “tortured even the priest with an electric shock”

We spoke with the deputy director of the aggregate plant, which used to be called the “concentration camp” of Russians.
02 February 2023

“Five people were killed there, including a pregnant woman”

Kharkiv resident Kateryna Ryndych talks about the bombing of Northern Saltivka.
31 January 2023

‘People held up the tracks with crowbars so our train could pass through’

An inhabitant of a village burned to the ground was evacuated from Kramatorsk one day before the tragedy at the train station.
28 January 2023

Sterilizing syringes with vodka and digging shrapnel out of the back

Hanna Shevchyk, 31, used to work in a maternity hospital in Mariupol. She had to spend a month in the bomb shelter. Her war story is different from others due to medical details, and shows how you can still save lives when there’s a lack of medicines.
14 May 2022

The Mariupol Moses. He led 117 people out of the besieged city on foot

Oleksiy Symonov, 44, is a charismatic sports host. His communication skills helped him, he says, to lead all of his companions out of their shelter “through the asphalt deserts” to safety.
03 April 2022

Oksana Stomina: “This is medieval cruelty boosted by modern technology and driven by the sick ambitions of a madman”

A Mariupol poet and public activist, Oksana Stomina lives today in western Ukraine. Her story records the plight of many.