Central/Eastern Europe

Why did Mariupol happen?

I am absolutely convinced that many thoughtful readers have asked themselves why it happened that Mariupol has been under siege since the beginning of this war. And why can’t the Ukrainian military do anything to […]


How it was to survive in Mariupol

Artur Shevchenko is a Web programmer. He told me about a humanitarian catastrophe that happened in the middle of Europe in the city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. He is 32 years old. He recalled […]

Central/Eastern Europe

The diary of a survivor in Kyiv. Monday. March 15. “Nightmare in the night”

I didn’t plan to write this piece today. But the unexpected circumstances made me do it just right now. It was rather a quiet night. I was sleeping, but at 4.30 AM I woke up […]