New story in The Ukrainian Weekly
I’ve got a quick update for you: I just had an article published in The Ukrainian Weekly about a group of Ukrainians in New York who’ve been holding weekly events to generate American support for Ukraine as it continues to defend itself from the Russian invasion.
You can read the piece here:
Ukrainians in New York keep war in American public consciousness with frequent rallies, events
It was a pleasure speaking to the people who are featured in this story, many of whom are Ukrainian immigrants to the U.S. I was deeply impressed with their determination to help their country and commitment to holding near-weekly events for more a year all over New York City. If you happen to be there, the group is still holding weekly rallies, usually in Manhattan. Just find them on Instagram by searching for their names.
As some of you know, I’m currently in Ukraine to report on the war. I’ve mostly been staying in Kyiv, which generally has an air of normalcy in recent weeks. Cafés and restaurants are busy, grocery stores are fully stocked, and people are going about their daily lives. Attacks have been fairly rare in this region since I’ve been here, though there was a Russian drone strike in late March about 60 kilometers from Kyiv that killed six civilians.
Conditions in the east and south are much more difficult, with cities near the front coming under regular attack by the Russian military, which is truly ruthless in how it targets and kills civilians. But overall, Ukrainians seem to have high morale and be cautiously optimistic in how the war is going, though no one can predict what will happen later in the spring, when fighting is expected to pick up.
I’ve been doing some traveling in recent weeks and plan to soon post some writing and pictures of what I’ve seen, so stayed tuned for that. Also, I’m on Twitter, Instagram, and Mastodon, so follow me there for more frequent updates. Until next time.
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