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Kyiv Independent to launch new weekly newsletter

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 27, 2023 7:01 PM 1 min read
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The Kyiv Independent will soon launch a new weekly newsletter, "War Notes from Illia Ponomarenko," with war updates from your favorite defense reporter.

Subscribe here.

"The newsletter will include the most important events, interesting facts, articles, memes, or videos that were a thing during yet another week of the biggest European war since World War II. Every Friday, as a subscriber, you’ll be getting a letter from your friend in Kyiv," Illia says.

"And hopefully, before too long, one of these letters will someday tell you that Ukraine has prevailed and that the war is over," he adds.

So make sure to subscribe – and join this big Ukrainian story of hope.

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