War in Ukraine – Week 25


Day 178

August 20

The parade they deserve: Russian tanks on Khreshchatyk street at the heart of Kyiv. Not exactly how they imagined it.

august 20

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 177

August 19

Living and learning in occupied Kherson:

The headmaster of a music school was dragged from her apartment in the morning by a group of military guys. According to a local lawyer, she is being held at a police station.

Last week Russians kidnapped the son of a local teacher for refusing to teach according to the Russian school program. While holding the son, they sent 12 military guys to give the teacher the final warning.

Parents in Kherson are told that if Russians find out that their children are following the Ukrainian school program, their kids will be forcefully taken from them and sent to Russia.

I am so looking forward to reading an AI report on this.

19 august

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 175

August 17

Kharkiv, the second biggest city in Ukraine, with population of 1,4 million people, prior to Feb. 24 of course. Yesterday 5 out of 9 districts of the city were hit. 8 missiles were launched from Belgorod. This morning 5 more.

Nikopol, the fourth biggest city in the Dnipropetrovsk region, with population of a little over 110,000 people. During the day people go to work, at night a lot of them leave the city to take shelter from shelling in nearby villages.

Life in Ukraine, 2022 edition.

august 17

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook


Day 173

August 15

Day 173, mood in Ukraine (based on a survey conducted at the end of July):
– 98% of Ukrainians believe we will win this war;
– 98% approve actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;
– 64% believe Ukraine will resume control over its territory within its internationally recognized borders defined in 1991;
– 72% approve joining NATO (+13% compared to data collected in April).

august 15

Source: Nataliya Melnyk on Facebook



  • Nataliya Melnyk

    Nataliya Melnik is a longstanding partner of the Free Market Road Show. She lives in Kyiv and is sharing her Facebook diary. We wish her all the best! If you want to support the Ukrainian people, have a look at http://helpukraine.center/en

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