Uzhhorod is the capital of Zakarpattia. With a pre-war population of about 130,000, this charming city in the most western region of Ukraine was the smallest region capital in the whole country. For an expat like myself, it was an ideal place to settle down – the prices are low, it’s close to Europe, and […]
The Western region of Ivano-Frankivsk is about as pro-Ukraine as it gets. Red and black nationalist flags are regularly seen around the city. Stepan Bandera, a highly controversial Ukrainian nationalist figure from the WWII era who collaborated with Nazi Germany in the name of fighting Ukraine’s Soviet oppressor, is beloved. And unsurprisingly, it is one […]
Big thank you to Main Street Nashville for publishing a piece about my experience in Ukraine. It touches on Peace Corps, evacuating due to Covid, returning to Ukraine, and evacuating again due to the war. You can check it out in the link below. https://www.mainstreet-nashville.com/news/nashville-native-forced-to-leave-beloved-ukraine-a-second-time/article_ac0aa0d8-bcca-11ec-a4dd-cf63d8087ed1.html
The withdrawal of Russian troops from the Kyiv region has catalyzed a fierce migration back to Ukraine’s most vibrant city. After massive traffic jams of people leaving Kyiv emerged at the start of the war, less than two months later those same traffic jams have returned, but this time in the direction of the capital. […]
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