Ukraїner is a community and organization that has been researching Ukraine and the Ukrainian context since 2016, telling stories to Ukrainian audiences and broadcasting them to the world in dozens of languages.
Over the years, Ukraїner has been a media platform with unique stories, video, and photo content about Ukrainian historical regions and the Ukrainian context abroad. A significant share of multimedia materials are stories of success, change, implementation of reforms, preservation of heritage and historical memory, as well as explainers about our foundation: language, history, culture, etc.
Ukraїner’s mission is to develop an open Ukrainian society by covering essential topics and creating additional value for objects of cultural and historical memory.
For a long time, Ukrainians emigrated, escaping the consequences of several hundred years of Russian occupation, forgetting the value of their own lands. Ukrainian scientists, artists, athletes, and soldiers were forced to either become Russian or be seen as regime enemies. Scientific and cultural thought was “washed out,” so it rarely became visible and known worldwide.
That is why Ukraїner began to tell stories from all corners of Ukraine, helping to understand the value of our own country and develop the space in which we live or to which we will definitely return, no matter where we are now.
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. On the same day, Ukraїner restarted all its communication channels, which began to talk about the war and overcoming the disasters caused by the occupying forces. Stories about Ukrainians’ perseverance, told in different languages on different platforms, became one of the most critical priorities.
During a full-scale war, Ukraїner collects the stories of evacuees, documents humanitarian and military support initiatives, records interviews with activists, and exposes Russian propaganda. At the same time, Ukrainer continues to publish books about Ukrainian contemporary vibrant history and photo albums that continue to represent our country.
Ukraїner, as before, remains a platform for stories from Ukraine for the whole world. But if earlier these stories were about a peaceful country changing and reforming, today it is a country fighting for its freedom, with tales of fierce struggle, heroism, and dedication. Today, Ukrainians share the experience of courageous resistance and victories with the whole world and explain why the world should also fight for democratic values on the side of Ukraine.