English voice-over translation provided by USUF staff member, Peter Voitsekhovsky.
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Jews who survived the Holocaust curse Putin from Kyiv bomb shelter and demand peace (End Voice-Over)
Aliona (English Voice-Over)
Oksana Girna (English Voice-Over)
Anya from Rivne (English Voice-Over)
Laryssa Kiyashko (English Voice-Over)
Driver from Rivne (English Voice-Over)
Civilians near Irpin, March 5 (English Voice-Over)
Mayor of Kyiv Klitschko "Thank you for supplies!"
Tania near Kyiv (English Voice-Over)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy in Kyiv (English Voice-Over)
One of the US-Ukraine Foundation's 30 Stars of Ukraine (2012), Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars) shares his personal observations from Kyiv.
Ukrainian Children's Plea for Help
The video below was received from Maria Kavunenko, a Kyiv resident who we know very well personally. She used to work for the US-Ukraine Foundation's partner NGO in Kyiv - the Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy. Her simple words convey great pain and clearly denounce Putin's heinous lie about Russia "liberating" Ukrainians.
Maria Kavunenko, a Kyiv resident
We should not allow them to create Syria in Europe
Took part in the extraordinary meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers. My message: act now before it’s too late. Don’t let Putin turn Ukraine into Syria. We are ready to fight. We will continue fighting. But we need partners to help us with concrete, resolute and swift actions, now. pic.twitter.com/s4FCaAOjNy
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) March 4, 2022
KyivDiary: Nuclear blackmail against Ukraine and Europe
KyivDiary Day9 The Russians have seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. If so, this means Vladimir Putin can play nuclear blackmail against Ukraine and Europe.
This makes Ukraine's war far harder. But it is a war that must be won.
Love from Kyiv. pic.twitter.com/EluXrTBuJu
— John Sweeney (@johnsweeneyroar) March 4, 2022
On Tuesday, I talked on the phone with my Ukrainian friend Artyom. I met him last October while I was travelling around Ukraine for two months. Before the war, Artyom lived in Kyiv and played guitar for a metal band called Activated.
At 4:00 AM on February 24, Artem, along with many other Kyiv residents, was rudely awoken by the sounds of explosions ringing through the ancient European metropolis. After hearing two or three deafening blasts, he came to the realization that Russian missiles were raining down mere kilometers from his home. Artem then rushed out of his apartment on to the streets of Kyiv, where thousands of people were hurrying to flee the city with their family members and personal belongings stuffed into backpacks and suitcases.
Artem immediately set off to reunite with his brother, who lived in Kyiv as well. Afterwards, they and their friends departed the capital, heading westward. Artem is currently residing in an undisclosed location in western Ukraine, where alarms and air sirens are on full blast every day.
Thankfully, he is in good health and Russian troops have not occupied the area where he is living. Tragically, some of Artem’s friends haven’t been as fortunate.
One of Artem’s closest companions from Kyiv has gone missing. His mother and Artem have searched tirelessly for him over the past several days, but to no avail. Artem sadly explained that such disappearances have become exceedingly common since the onset of Russia’s full-scale invasion.
Artem is deeply considering joining the Ukrainian resistance. Some of his friends tried enlisting in the army a few days ago but were told to wait because there weren’t enough weapons for them. Indeed, thousands of ordinary Ukrainian men from all walks of life have volunteered to put their lives at risk in order to fight the Russian invasion.
As a history buff, Artem astutely observed that the Russian military’s resort to indiscriminate firing against Ukrainian civilians closely resembles the tactics implemented by Nazi Germany in its failed bid to conquer Europe. So too, we hope, will the Russian military fail as well.