Bohdan Ben is a researcher in the field of social and ethical philosophy and in the field of local governance. He was among the winners of the program “Youth will change Ukraine” organized by Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Foundation. Together with his friends, he began the implementation of the project “In the land of Hope,” which aims to facilitate and promote local initiatives that strive for social and ecological sustainability. Bohdan can be reached by [email protected] or on fb.
A brigade of military boats bound for Ukraine's counteroffensive sits stranded at Poland's border, which has blocked transport along with Hungary and Slovakia. Only Romania's border with Ukraine remains open currently, severely limiting military and humanitarian aid.
A new mural in Kyiv shows air defense forces and energy workers — two main professions keeping the city safe
In Kyiv, a symbolic mural dedicated to air defense forces and energy workers was opened at 3-A Mykola Mikhnovskyi Boulevard. The project Defenders of Light began in the spring of 2023.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to increase the size of Russia's armed forces by 170,000 troops. The army will be expanded to 1.32 million military personnel, while the total personnel of Russia's military is now set at 2.21 million, according to the decree, published on 1 December.
Russian telegram channels reported the information, while it is impossible to verify it independently.
Nobel Prize laureate Matviychuk: “Human rights are not won once and for all. They depend on our choices every day”
Ukrainian human rights activist, Nobel laureate, and head of the Center for Civil Liberties Oleksandra Matviychuk stressed the fragility of freedom in the contemporary West.
Ukraineʼs economy lost €400 mn due to the Polish border blockade. Some military cargo also blocked, including 1000s of tourniquets
Polish protesters blocked all four key border crossings to Ukraine starting on 6 November 2023. The car queues reach 17 kilometers with 1-2 trucks allowed to pass per hour. Not only did Ukraine's economy suffer, meaning less taxes for the military. Some critical supplies were also stuck.
Germany provides a new military aid package for Ukraine, which includes sniper rifles and ammunition
The package provides an additional 3,840 rounds of artillery ammunition, 15 sniper rifles, vehicles and more
Russian drones were aimed at Ukraine's Khmelnytskyi and Mykolayiv oblasts. Which targets were hit by the remaining two drones wasn't disclosed.
This year's anniversary feels more profound as soldiers shield Ukraine from the threat of new genocide. Yet, growing international Holodomor recognition gives hope for historical justice
The state of New York issued a proclamation on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor in November 2023.
The video of a Ukrainian Security Service sniper, which widely circulated on the internet, was confirmed by a Ukrainian volunteer who supplies sniper rifles to the frontline Yuriy Chornomorets.
In St. Patrick's Cathedral, priests of various denominations sent prayers for the victims of the Holodomor, with Ukraine's Ambassador to the US and hundreds of people participating.
In his article for the Washington Post, US President Joe Biden outlined why and how the US will not let Putin and Hamas succeed
British intel: Russia will likely bring the Soviet-era M-55 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft back into service
The aircraft will help Russia establish timely and accurate prosecution of targets by air, sea, and ground forces.
Ukrainian officials didn't disclose information about targets that presumably were hit by the remaining drones.
ISW: Ukrainian forces advance in Dnipro’s eastern bank and in the south while Russians advance near Avdiyivka
According to the latest ISW war assessment, both Ukrainian and Russian armies conducted their offensive campaigns on 17-18 November 2023 with minor advances on both sides.
Russian mortar fire can't reach Dnipro's western bank anymore, but significant "dozens of thousands" of Russian troops remain in the Russian-controlled part of Ukraine's Kherson Oblast, spokesperson for Ukraine's Defense Forces Command "South" said on the TV air.
Ukraine is funneling 81% of all tax income to defense in 2024, still counting on $29 bn in aid from partners as Russia boosts military spending
“We cannot use our people as meat, as the Russians do,” Zelenskyy says, explaining the need for air defense
During the interview with Meet the Press, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia's air superiority prevented the Ukrainian counteroffensive from advancing faster, but strong air defense would add momentum.
According to the latest data, The National Bank of Ukraine has improved the 2023 real GDP growth forecast from 2.9% to 4.9%.