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Ukrainian journalist, chief editor of @KyivIndependent . Support our work: Ex-deputy chief editor of Kyiv Post.

Kyiv, Ukraine
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Olga Rudenko
6 days ago
Thank you, @TIME , for this recognition of the work we do at @KyivIndependent . Thank you @LisaAbend for your professionalism and for our conversations. Special 👋 to the quiet, shy little girls everywhere. You can stay yourself and still go places.
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7 days ago
An exercise in self-importance by a 56-year-old man who has once held the seat warm for Putin.
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The Kyiv Independent
7 days ago
⚡️ Russia's Dmitry Medvedev threatens NATO with nuclear war over helping Ukraine. Medvedev, deputy chairman of the security council, said that NATO sending weapons, training Ukrainians "increases the likelihood of a direct and open conflict between NATO and Russia."
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European Press Prize
8 days ago
We present another piece on our Investigative Reporting Award shortlist ✨ "Huge quantities of Chinese cigarettes smuggled into Ukraine" by @AnnaMyroniuk , head of investigations at the @KyivIndependent .
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9 days ago
I’m acutely aware of how high the price of all the awards and attention we are getting has been.
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The Pulitzer Prizes
9 days ago
Congratulations to the journalists of #Ukraine . #Pulitzer
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The Kyiv Independent
10 days ago
While the world was commemorating the end of World War II, Ilya Samoilenko, a 27-year-old officer of the Azov regiment, was speaking online to the press from the basement of Azovstal. “We feel abandoned,” he said from Ukraine’s last stronghold of Mariupol.
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11 days ago
This is a Sunday morning in Kyiv. “Air raid alert” — “End of air raid alert” — “Air raid alert”.
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Alyona Zhuk
15 days ago
A postcard from evacuation for my hometown #Kyiv
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Olga Rudenko
16 days ago
Extremely proud of all of my talented @KyivIndependent colleagues, including these four who were featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List today. Great testament to our hard work and to Ukraine's talented young generation. Thank you, @forbes . Sincerely, a 33-year-old.
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Olga Rudenko
16 days ago
Alternative theory: She is off to the front lines, and the covering is there to conceal her absence.
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Nika Melkozerova
17 days ago
Princess Olga of Kyivan Rus is currently unavailable. She is sleeping, protected from the Russian shells.
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16 days ago
This cat was rescued today from the 7th floor of a bombed building in Borodyanka (the bombing took place in early March). Look at that cat. That cat is a fighter! Also, the cat looks like it’s ready to seriously kick some Russian asses. Photos: Zoopatrul via FB.
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Olga Rudenko
16 days ago
That’s our Artur! 💪🇺🇦
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Artur Korniienko
16 days ago
Hi Twitter! You may know me as a culture writer for @KyivIndependent . Since Russia's invasion, I joined Ukraine's Armed Forces and can't write much. But readers keep asking about our wartime culture. So I'll tweet about things that inspire me and my comrades to keep up the fight.
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Olga Rudenko
16 days ago
In Ukraine, my account is at the bank that has no branches. It lives in my phone. I opened the account taking a photo of my passport and taxpayer number. I can shut it down just as easily. The best part? In four years, I've never even talked to anyone at the bank.
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Olga Rudenko
16 days ago
I think I started sobbing when they asked for the mailing address where I can receive forms that must be filled out and returned "within 10 business days." Nope, no such address, and no physical presence in the US in foreseeable future.
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Olga Rudenko
16 days ago
@Citibank Background: I had to open a Citibank account in US in 2021, to receive scholarship funds. When I left US for Ukraine in December, they shut down the account, with money still in it. Four months later, I'm still trying to track down that money.
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