As published in The Independent by Francesca Ebel Lyudmila Shabanova says she has been forgotten by her own government. When she and her husband fled the “living hell” of Ukraine’s battle with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the town of Avdiivka, she cursed the rebels and blamed Putin for the destruction of her city. Now in… Continue reading After the bullets and shells, it is Ukrainian red-tape causing a million refugees to suffer
The Nose co-founder, Oleg Naumenko talked to Olena Sotnyk, part of Ukraine’s new generation politicians following the Euromaidan revolution.
Today, Ukraine celebrates its independence day marking the date that it officially separated from the Soviet Union in 1991. In Kyiv, yellow and blue flags fluttered over the capital whilst crowds of people – some adorned in garlands of flowers and traditional embroidery – headed down to the main square, the place where just a few… Continue reading How Ukraine Paraded its Independence
As published in The Moscow Times By Francesca Ebel In the weeks that have passed since Ukrainian government forces reclaimed Slovyansk, residents of the battle-scarred east Ukrainian city are still struggling to come to terms with its three-month occupation by pro-Russian rebels. At night, Slovyansk’s main square springs to life. Locals gather around the imposing… Continue reading Scarred by Ukraine Crossfire, Slovyansk Faces Long Road to Recovery
The Euromaidan revolution started with a peaceful student-led protest in November 2013. Its violent suppression provoked an escalation of tensions and brutalities, which ended in the ousting of a government and former President Yanukovych. As it turned out, it was a prelude to yet another wave of crisis, which resulted in the Russian annexation of… Continue reading VIDEO: The Barman
In July 2014, The Nose travelled to Vorokhta, Ukraine, to visit a summer camp for orphans. In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, the camp had opened its doors to children whose parents were fighting on the front line. We spoke to Help Us Help The Children, the charity behind the project, about the importance… Continue reading VIDEO: Children of War
The Nose talked to Shevket, a Crimean Tatar who left his homeland following the annexation back in March. Shevket moved with his family to Lviv where he set up a restaurant serving the traditional cuisine of his people.