Since Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, fighting has caused thousands of civilian casualties. Millions of people are displaced.
A full-fledged war in Europe is unprecedented for our generation. As an independent magazine, it raised questions about the ethics of war reporting, the sensitivity it requires (and often lacks) and what we, Are We Europe, can add to the table now. To cover the events in a responsible way, we started this online coverage with stories from Ukraine and its neighbouring countries, a selection of which has gone into our print magazine. We asked our contributors in the region: What goes on behind the headlines of the war?
Support our reporting
We believe war reporting should never be behind a paywall, but as an independent media outlet, we still need your support.
By buying our magazine, you help us to keep doing what we do best: bringing you border-breaking stories from the next generation of European journalists.
From the magazine
Poland now holds more Ukrainian refugees than all other countries combined, but the similarities to Turkey’s position in relation to Syria run deeper than simple proximity to major conflict.
In the heart of Kyiv, the St. Sophia Cathedral could have been a symbol of Christian unity and the shared spiritual roots of Russia and Ukraine. But things turned out differently.
While the invasion of Ukraine has stunned the world with its scale and violence, it is neither an isolated phenomenon nor coming out of nowhere.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, conversations with family and friends in Lithuania inevitably touch on one of the following: stomach cramps, insomnia, or flashbacks to seeing tanks in 1991.