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Our War Crimes Investigations Unit released its new documentary, “He Came Back”. The film is about two cases of sexual violence committed by Russian soldiers during the occupation of Kherson and Kyiv oblasts in 2022 — and the process of identifying the offenders. Watch it on our YouTube channel.
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Dylan Carter

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Dylan Carter is a staff writer at the Kyiv Independent. He studied modern languages at the University College of London and Paris Sorbonne IV. He worked as an assistant lecturer at the Kyiv School of Economics and at Ukrinform before joining the Kyiv Post in June 2021.

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Red Cross criticized for not doing more in Ukraine

Red Cross criticized for not doing more in Ukraine

by Dylan Carter

A March 24 letter to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), authored by influential Ukrainian civil society members and bearing over 3,800 signatures, criticized the humanitarian body for not doing enough to help Ukraine. The appeal accused the ICRC of prematurely pulling out of the encircled city

Major Ukrainian cities threatened by early morning offensive.

Major Ukrainian cities threatened by early morning offensive.

by Dylan Carter

Russian invasion forces are expected to launch attacks against the Sumy, Chernihiv, Kherson, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, and Kharkiv regions during the early morning, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada announced. Kyiv will be attacked at 3 a.m., media sources report. Citizens are encouraged to report enemy military activity to the military or local authorities.

Ukrainska Pravda: Mass cancellation of Ukraine flights from Feb. 14

Ukrainska Pravda: Mass cancellation of Ukraine flights from Feb. 14

by Dylan Carter

Aircraft traveling through Ukrainian airspace will no longer be insured by international insurance companies from Feb. 14, forcing flights to be grounded or canceled, according to Ukrainian publication Ukrainska Pravda. The outlet quoted information from unnamed sources in the aviation industry. Anatoliy Ivantsiv, head of Ukrainian insurance firm Expo, told

UK provides Ukraine with $120 million in financial aid

UK provides Ukraine with $120 million in financial aid

by Dylan Carter

Ukraine is set to receive an additional $120 million in foreign aid from the United Kingdom in support of the country's “stable governance” and “energy independence,” according to a Feb. 1 statement by the British government. The announcement comes amid U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Kyiv,

Embassy advice guide for foreign nationals in Ukraine

Embassy advice guide for foreign nationals in Ukraine

by Dylan Carter

A Sword of Damocles once again hangs over Ukraine. Since November, Russia has been amassing troops along Ukraine's eastern border, demanding sweeping concessions from the NATO alliance and threatening to plunge Ukraine back into Russia's sphere of influence once again. Many Western experts and governments now fear military incursion by

Omicron fears close 37 air routes in Ukraine

Omicron fears close 37 air routes in Ukraine

by Dylan Carter

Following a global trend of dwindling demand, and severe staff shortages caused by the Covid-19 Omicron variant, fewer planes are now entering Ukrainian skies as Irish low-cost airline Ryanair cancels flights across Europe. In September, Ryanair stated that it planned to “expand aggressively” in Ukraine following the country's accession to

10 companies that made Ukrainians’ lives easier in 2021

10 companies that made Ukrainians’ lives easier in 2021

by Dylan Carter

The year 2021 was challenging for Ukraine due to lockdowns, anti-epidemic measures and a difficult economic climate. Inflation peaked at 11% this year, driving up prices on food and energy. According to the State Statistics Service, 67% of Ukrainians declared themselves "poor" in 2021. But the Ukrainian economy also showed

Government extends duty on Russian fuel imports

Government extends duty on Russian fuel imports

by Dylan Carter

The Cabinet of Ministers has extended duties on Russian energy imports until Dec. 31, 2022, according to news outlet Ekonomichna Pravda. The Dec. 29 decision will renew existing duties which were set to expire on Dec. 31. This includes a 4% duty on diesel fuel, 3% on liquid petroleum gas

Parliament proposes new duty on energy, fuel imports from Russia

Parliament proposes new duty on energy, fuel imports from Russia

by Dylan Carter

The parliamentary committee on energy, housing, and communal services proposed the introduction of a 4-5% duty on fuel and energy imports from Russia on Dec. 28, according to news outlet Ekonomichna Pravda. Committee chair Andriy Gerus was quoted as saying that Ukraine’s parliament is considering raising the duty on

Naftogaz complains of Gazprom market manipulation

Naftogaz complains of Gazprom market manipulation

by Dylan Carter

Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz has appealed to the European Commission to take action against its Russian counterpart Gazprom’s alleged monopoly on the European gas market, highlighting the company’s manipulation of natural gas supply during the current European energy crisis. In a press release published on the Naftogaz

Deal reached in US Senate for vote on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

Deal reached in US Senate for vote on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

by Dylan Carter

Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have reached an agreement to confirm more than 36 nominees for ambassadorships and senior positions in exchange for a vote on renewed sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project. According to American publication Politico, the deal struck on

State mine workers block roads in Lviv Oblast over unpaid wages

State mine workers block roads in Lviv Oblast over unpaid wages

by Dylan Carter

More than 100 workers from the state-owned LvivVugillya coal mines protested unpaid wages by blocking both directions of the Rava-Ruska border checkpoint with Poland, according to the Facebook page of the Independent Trade Union of Miners Chief Mykhailo Volynets. The workers' wage arrears have added up to more than $13.

Ukrainians declare assets worth $9.25 million in tax amnesty

Ukrainians declare assets worth $9.25 million in tax amnesty

by Dylan Carter

Danylo Hetmantsev, the head of the parliament's finance and tax committee, wrote on Dec. 3 that Ukrainians have voluntarily declared assets worth $9.25 million (Hr 250 million) under the ongoing tax amnesty. The state budget received $385,000 (Hr 10.4 million) from this sum, according to Hetmantsev. The

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