One of the most acute problems Ukraine faces right now is related to the war in the east. This time though the fight is not with bombs and bullets but with thoughts and emotions. Since the onset of conflict, a total of 335 000 men and women have answered the call to defend their country. Where they are currently being let down is in their post-service care, and re-adaptation to civilian life, work, family, and the strange new normal that former soldiers face. With somewhere between 550 and 1 000 veterans having taken their own lives after leaving the military, more is needed in terms of psychological care.
This new initiative is something anyone can take part in. Not only are individuals crowdfunding this much-needed element of care, but, people who opt to participate can show they care as well. Check out www.UkrainianPatriot.com for more details – it’s the first campaign of what is expected to be a global project. Inspired by and born in Ukraine, it’s an initiative that aims to help change the world.
In recent weeks, two more names have been added to the list of those vying for Ukraine’s top job. The number of candidates stands now at 24, with a couple more people still expected to put themselves forward yet. The problem with such a large playing field is that votes are going to be very […]
Ukrainians are rejoicing and singing halleluiah because of the recognition of Ukraine’s own brand of orthodoxy as a separate and independent church. The decision, made by the Constantinople Patriarchate, has angered Moscow who wanted religious ties between the two countries and churches to stay just as they were for reasons too long to go into […]
One of the best things to have happened, for Ukraine, since Donald Trump became President of the United States was the appointment of Ambassador Kurt Volker as special envoy to this region with the specific task of trying to bring peace to the Donbas. Volker has been very active and taken a principled approach to […]
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has just revealed their investment plans for Ukraine for the next five years. The bank is already the largest financial investor in the country, with some 14 billion USD at work across as many as 400 projects. Over the next five years, the bank has pledged to invest […]