Where to find news about Ukraine in English
“If Russia stops fighting, there will be no more war. If Ukraine stops fighting, there will be no more Ukraine.”
Kateryna’s account is one of many I look at to stay updated on news in Ukraine.
I’ve always tried to keep up with news there, but because of recent events, including how the government imposed martial law after Russian forces seized Ukrainian ships, I’ve been checking updates more often.
It’s not like what’s happening came out of nowhere — the war in eastern Ukraine has been ongoing for years.
But since last week, we are starting to see more coverage in North America (still not enough though).
Local newspapers have been publishing stories, but not consistently. Plus, stories I’ve read are more overviews, since the journalist doesn’t necessarily live in Ukraine so doesn’t do any interviews with people there — I mean everyday people, not politicians — to see how their lives are affected.
But there are a number of resources online that I turn to for trusted, updated information about Ukraine. I studied journalism, plus I lived in Ukraine, so I understand that I may have more of an interest in the country and its politics, but like any news, it’s important for everyone to learn about — and to learn about accurately.
There are many people and news outlets reporting on Ukraine — and doing a good job at it. But I’m sharing only a few as to not overwhelm you.
Click on the names to see the Twitter accounts or websites. Even if you don’t have Twitter, you can still go to these profiles to see what stories they share, giving you even more ideas of websites to visit.
Where to look for Ukrainian news in English
Paul Niland writes for a number of outlets, including the Kyiv Post (an English-language newspaper in Ukraine) and the Atlantic Council (a think tank in Washington, D.C.), and is the founder of Statement Email.
He helped me out with this post by recommending a few people covering news in Ukraine. I met Paul through his wife, Lana, last year in Kyiv. Lana is the editor of What’s On Kyiv, the English-language magazine I wrote for, and she also owns Postmark Ukraine.
On Twitter, Paul retweets lots of great stories and often adds his own comments. I like how he brings attention to when journalists use terms that don’t necessarily describe the situation correctly. For example, when reporting on the situation in eastern Ukraine, the term “separatists” is often used (including by some of the writers I name in this post), but Paul says this is inaccurate since the separatist sentiment didn’t exist in the east until Russia created it. Also, this past weekend, Paul and a few other political commentators were on Hromadske International’s The Sunday Show. You can watch it here. It was a good way to catch up after an eventful week in Ukraine.
Euromaiden Press is an online newspaper that was created to bridge the gap between Ukraine and English speakers. It was launched in 2014 during the Euromaiden Revolution/Revolution of Dignity.
Check out any of the people/outlets above to find even more good sources of Ukrainian news. Clearly, this isn’t a complete list. Nor is it even a long one. But it’s a start.
Where do you look to get your news about Ukraine? Feel free to comment below or send me an email.