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Tuesday, February 7, 2023


To deliver reliable news from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent has brought together driven journalists, editors, photographers, videographers, managers and marketers.

We are a team of more than 30 people from six countries based in Kyiv. We all have different backgrounds but we are united by our shared belief in independent journalism.

Meet the Team

Olga Rudenko
Daryna Shevchenko
Chief executive officer
Jakub Parusinski
Chief financial officer
Zakhar Protsiuk
Chief Development Officer
Toma Istomina
Deputy chief editor
Oleksiy Sorokin
Senior Editor
Anna Yakutenko
Head of video
Anna Myroniuk
Head of investigations
Igor Kossov
Illia Ponomarenko
Defense reporter
Lili Bivings
Contributing editor
Teah Pelechaty
Contributing editor
Oleg Sukhov
Political reporter
Olena Goncharova
Development manager, Canadian correspondent
Natalia Datskevych
Business reporter
Alexander Query
Business reporter
Anastasiia Lapatina
National reporter
Daryna Antoniuk
Tech reporter
Artur Korniienko
Culture reporter
Daria Shulzhenko
Asami Terajima
National reporter
Thaisa Semenova
National reporter
Kostyantyn Chernichkin
Dinara Khalilova
News Reporter
Anastasiya Gordiychuk
News reporter
Veronika Strashko
Commercial producer
Brooke Manning
Community Manager
Alexander Khrebet
Olena Makarenko
Video reporter
Francis Farrell
Helen Yushchenko
Newsroom assistant
Artem Yatsyk
Executive Assistant
Iryna Matviyishyn
Video Reporter
Joseph Roche
Social Media Manager
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