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Rape as a weapon of Russia in Ukraine

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Rape as a weapon of Russia in Ukraine

"Whether you like it or not, endure it, my beauty" – Putin said about Ukraine during a press conference at the beginning of February 2022. This veiled threat of coercion and sexual violence from Russia’s president hints at the features...

How the world underestimated Ukraine

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How the world underestimated Ukraine

From the very beginning of its independence, Ukraine has been standing up for subjectivity on the international stage, trying to step out of the shadow and sphere of influence of Russia. World leaders slowly started to recognise the power and...

The voices of occupation. Illia. Leaving Izium.

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The voices of occupation. Illia. Leaving Izium.

The voices of occupation is a series of stories from people who lived under occupation and managed to get out. This is a story about Illia, a grad student in philosophy, a photographer, and a tattoo artist. He managed to...

Gastronomic front of Ukraine

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Gastronomic front of Ukraine

Ukraine’s war for the restoration of its territorial integrity and final liberation from Russian influence continues on many fronts, including gastronomy. Since the first days of the full-scale invasion, “kitchen troops” have been providing food to soldiers, medics, displaced persons,...

Russia deports Ukrainians (once again)

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Russia deports Ukrainians (once again)

Russians systematically violate the laws of war. One of the examples of such a violation is the expulsion of Ukrainians from temporarily occupied territories. Russia shells official humanitarian corridors, prevents evacuation of the population to the regions controlled by Ukraine,...

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