Liane Bednarz travelled to Ukraine with the media network "Freedom Today" and its CEO Andreas Jürgens. There they met with Christian Gruber, who is working there as a volunteer and also as a war reporter. Together they travelled through the country and talked to Ukrainians on the ground. Here, Liane Bednarz describes her personal impressions during the first three days of the trip in Lviv in western Ukraine.
Ukraine has successfully held out against the Russian aggressor for over 100 days. Over 100 days of suffering and struggle at the front. Countless volunteers support the fighters and victims of this war. They keep everything running and work where the state loses sight. At the smallest level: directly on the people. They sacrifice their private lives for this. Many of them are under enormous stress and work two full-time jobs. The regular work and the work as a volunteer.
Artists are key to advance the ideas of freedom. They have all my admiration and support.
The most terrifying feeling in the world is listing your mother as a missing person in Ukraine
From the first days of the war in Ukraine, Mariupol has been surrounded by Russian troops. On the seventh day of the war, I lost contact with my family there. The city is under constant shelling. This attack on our country is a genocide of Ukrainians, with a methodical destruction of houses, hospitals, maternity wards, and city infrastructure.
To the Board of Directors of the Cato Institute
The Executive Vice President
Dear Friends of Liberty,
Since late-2021, we at Freedom Today Network have been following really closely the ongoing and growing conflict taking place in Ukraine.
For those of you who have been following the situation as well, we want to thank you for doing so – because as Martin Luther King said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
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As the Russian government continues to threaten Ukraine’s sovereignty and the well-being of the Ukrainian people, Students For Liberty alumni from Ukraine raise their voices and speak out about the situation.
Achieving peace in Ukraine is vital to Europe’s Future
Since 1939, there has never been a greater chance of war between two major countries in Europe than the one we face today.
Ukrainian revolution of Dignity happened 5 years ago when I was finishing high school. It`s hard to imagine how it was for me, 17 years old student, to face such a traumatic experience. In the time when students usually need to prepare to exams that will define their future, I was watching live translations from Kyiv or participated in local protests in my city.
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