Solutions From Ukraine

Solutions From Ukraine

The Solutions from Ukraine podcast, from the Rubryka media outlet, presents exclusive stories on Ukraine amid the full-scale war that Russia launched on February 22, 2022. Hosts: Anastasia Rudenko, editor-in-chief of the independent all-Ukrainian Rubryka media outlet and Vladyslav Faraponov, an analyst at Internews Ukraine NGO. Every week they cover a story of Ukraine’s resistance amid the war and explore solutions that communities in Ukraine develop despite the horrors of war. Read us at: Support us at:


February 28, 2023 21 min

Ukraine’s women have been put to the test, and have proven themselves both on the front line and at the second line of support to the army. Could this wartime progress also be a litmus test for Ukraine’s democratic future? In this episode we discuss the issues Ukrainian women in the  military have faced and what solutions they’ve developed to address them.


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putin’s war of choice in Ukraine displaced 20 million people – half of them within the country and half abroad. Since the outbreak of war, Ukrainians have sought safer spaces to continue their lives with comfort and peace of mind. In this episode, Rubryka looks at solutions that host communities have developed to help young and old Ukrainians living abroad and explores why it is so important for Ukraine to welcome them back after U...

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Ukraine has been pleading with its Western allies to send weapons ever since last March, when its armed forces were battling the russian army in the streets of the capital, Kyiv. Ukraine’s allies promised to send it the tanks it needs to push russia back to internationally-recognized borders – but it took weeks of political back-and-forth for European leaders to agree on sending the most modern Western tanks, instead of outdated So...

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russia’s recent brutal attacks only strengthened Ukraine’s resolve and self-organization. On January 18, a helicopter crashed into a kindergarten in Kyiv. Why should russia be blamed for it regardless of what the investigation will show? It is already known that the helicopter was flying to one of the hot spots in the Kharkiv region, where Ukraine's armed forces conducted a massive counteroffensive in the east. The helicopter w...

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Kherson is the only regional city that russia captured at the beginning of March this year. Ukraine managed to recapture it, but russia now attacks the city with missiles. Rubryka visited the city three days after the liberation. Find out what issues people face now are and what does Kherson need?

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russian strikes are aimed at making Ukraine a dark, cold place. But against all odds, Ukrainians stand firm. Christmas and New Year won’t be easy, as russia may launch new attacks. Learn more about how people are adapting to war realities celebrations, and the history behind Christmas in Ukraine.

Hosts: editor-in-chief of "Rubryka" Anastasia Rudenko, and analyst of the "Internews-Ukraine" NGO Vladyslav Faraponov.


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russia tried to shut Ukraine off electricity, hoping Ukraine would surrender and negotiate. Its recent attempt caused many casualties and left Ukraine with no water or heating. But the Ukrainian resilience proved russia’s miscalculation. If choosing between no light and no russians, the answer is the second.

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russia’s full-scale war had an influence not only on the economy in terms of inflation but also didn't allow businesses to operate in some regions at all. How is the relocation process going, and how do the companies transform themselves? In this episode, you will find out which enterprises were developed during the war.

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russia’s war against Ukraine aims to keep Ukrainians frightened wherever they are. russians wanted us to feel the fear of being attacked, the fear of seeing your home ruined, damaged and people killed. In this episode, you can find how Ukrainian civic volunteer initiatives helped people, including children deter internal stress and how we live through it

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As russian officials continue to threaten Ukraine with using nuclear weapons. In this episode you will find out how Ukrainian volunteer initiatives respond to russia’s threats, issues that environment faces and how the use of nuclear weapons will impact the world.


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In the second episode of the Solutions from Ukraine podcast, Rubryka shared three stories of Ukraine’s efforts to continue higher education and how it helps the country while fighting. Learn how volunteers are helping the military learn English and more. Details:    Hosts: editor-in-chief of Rubryka Anastasia Rudenko, and analyst of the Internews-Ukraine NGO Vladyslav Faraponov. S...

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In the very first episode of the Solutions from Ukraine podcast, the Rubryka media outlet touched upon the major issue caused by the full-scale war that Russia launched on February 24. What does Ukraine’s strategy for rebuilding look like and how much will it cost? Learn more in the episode about how Ukrainians succeeded in volunteering campaigns to help the armed forces.

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