A little over five years ago, the Ukrainian army liberated Kramatorsk, the first city captured by Russian mercenaries in 2014. The government did not have enough resources to respond to war-related needs, so gaps were filled by volunteers. Some joined the military, others went into government, and others worked to reintegrate 1.5 million internally displaced persons.
A group of
Ukrainian-speaking activists and development professionals from Lviv, of which
I am part, wanted to contribute. So we got our hammers and got to work. We decided
to rebuild destroyed houses in Kramatorsk.
In the summer of 2014,
Vitaliy Kokor, director of the Lviv Education Foundation, organized …read more
Source:: Atlantic Council