Skip to content

News Feed

8:02 PM
A man has been seriously injured after he came across ammunition left behind by Russian ammunition, which then exploded, Kherson Oblast Military Administration reported on Oct. 4. The 32-year-old man lost a limb, among other injuries, and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Ukraine Daily
News from
Ukraine in your
7:46 PM
Nikopol was targeted by Russian artillery and an attack drone during the day, injuring one civilian, Dnipropetrovsk Governor Serhii Lysak reported on Oct. 4.
10:47 AM
"Russia destroys food, Lithuania delivers it," Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis wrote on the social platform X. "A corridor for grain transit to Baltic ports has been accepted and agreed upon, relieving pressure at the Ukrainian border and increasing supply to Africa and beyond."
10:25 AM
In Donetsk Oblast, seven people were injured in Russian attacks, the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration reported. Three residents were wounded in Illinivka, three more in Vyshneve, and one in Avdiivka, the officials clarified.

watch us on facebook

Edit post

Ukrainians Oksana Zabuzhko, Oleg Sentsov awarded French Legion of Honor order

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 14, 2023 10:55 PM 2 min read
Étienne de Poncins, the French ambassador to Ukraine, gives the Legion of Honor order of merit to Ukrainian writer Oksana Zabuzhko and filmmaker-turned-soldier Oleg Sentsov on July 14. 
This audio is created with AI assistance

The French Embassy in Ukraine presented the Legion of Honor, the highest French order of merit, to Ukrainian writer Oksana Zabuzhko and filmmaker-turned-soldier Oleg Sentsov at a ceremony in Kyiv on July 14.

“You are fighting for your freedom and our freedom,” said French Ambassador Etienne de Poncins as he was presenting the order to Sentsov, who came from the front line to receive the award and said he was heading back the next day.

Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker and writer, was one of the most high-profile political prisoners of Russia. He was arrested in Crimea in 2014 by the Russian authorities occupying the peninsula, and later sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism charges. He was released in 2019 during a prisoner swap.

Sentsov, who had been injured and suffered a light concussion at the front line on July 8, thanked France for the support of Ukraine and added that he hoped the support continues until the victory, “which won’t come easy or cheaply.”

“This award isn’t for me,” Sentsov said during the ceremony that took place in the garden of the St. Sophia Cathedral in central Kyiv. “It’s for everyone who left their life and families and joined the military. It’s for those in the hospitals, for those who are recovering and those who won’t ever recover. It’s for those in captivity, tortured by Russians, waiting to be liberated. It’s for those who gave their lives.”

Zabuzhko, the second Ukrainian who received the order, gave a passionate speech evoking connections between Ukrainian and French culture, and compared the killings of Ukrainian writers and artists by Russian troops during the ongoing invasion of Ukraine to the repressions of Ukrainian writers by the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s, known in Ukraine as the “Executed Renaissance.”

“There are more and more writers, artists, and actors who will never write, paint or act anything anymore,” Zabuzhko said.

The latest such victim was Ukrainian writer and war crimes researcher Victoria Amelina, who was fatally injured in the June 27 strike on Kramatorsk.

Zabuzhko is a Ukrainian novelist, poet and essayist focused on the topics of national identity and gender. Her works have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Her most famous works include Fieldwork in Ukrainian sex and Notre Dame d'Ukraine: A Ukrainian Woman in the Conflict of Mythologies.

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe

Please, enter correct email address


* indicates required
* indicates required


* indicates required
* indicates required


* indicates required


* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.