Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
“As soon as we leave, a Russian shell lands exactly where we had been. If we’d left 30 seconds later, I would not be here to write this.”
How one man swam to safety by diving into icy sea water to escape the Russian siege.
The city, home to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, fell into Russian hands on March 4, and it is now impossible to leave.
Eighteen-year-old looks after his four siblings after their mother was killed in a bombing.
Giving lectures from the trenches, one sociologist combines military service with academia.
Volunteer medical centre can provide everything from dressings to surgery.
With Ukrainian news sites blocked, disinformation shapes people’s perception of events.
Survivor describes heavy bombing, food shortages and intense loneliness of the siege.
“We felt a terrible sense of guilt that we were safe, and there were people left in danger.”