You asked how to help: Adopt A Soldier

ADOPT A SOLDIER – a new project of the Ukraine War Amps  On Feb 26th, 2015 at Kyiv’s Central Military hospital, the Ukraine War Amps’ Adopt A Soldier project was founded, with former soldier Vyacheslav Buynovsky as its first recipient. Buynovsky has had one leg and one arm amputated. Adopt a Soldier aims to provide monthly stipends of approximately $50…

#FreeSavchenko

“I had been in two wars, and I am ready to die in the name of justice. Your Prime Minister Medvedev said that if they cut off the SWIFT system, Russia is ready for all sorts of measures. I am also ready for all sorts of measures. I am holding by the will power. I…

Eight women with a heavy form of drug addiction and symptoms of sexual abuse were freed from “DNR” terrorists

By Crime.in.ua 10.25.2014 Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine Eight young women, having been hooked on drugs by force and used for sexual slavery, were freed from the captivity of “DNR” [Donetsk People’s Republic] terrorists near Debaltseve, Ukraine. Now the liberated women are undergoing medical treatment at a hospital in Kharkiv, according to Informator.lg.ua.…

Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Vows To Die In Prison If Not Freed

January 13 marks one month since Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia, began her hunger strike. Savchenko says she is determined to starve to death in pretrial detention if Russian authorities do not release her. “A person who was born free and not a slave in captivity cannot live in prison, especially…

Homophobia, misogyny or both?

Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), pro-Russian terrorist organization that controls part of Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine prohibited smoking for women. The poster on the washroom door at the Donetsk Region Administration occupied by DNR says: Women who smoke are at risk of giving birth to a gay Smoking is prohibited for women Small sign above…

Dialogue as a trustbuilding method in Ukraine

‘Violence in any form is a tragic expression of our unmet needs.’ — Marshall B. Rosenberg A group of facilitators in nonviolent communication held a dialogue between local community representatives and border guards in Donetsk oblast on 16 October. Dialogue is used as a method of communication and trustbuilding in conditions of impending or actual…