Petr Pojman: Latent consequences of the war will be eliminated for years

Czech criminologist Petr Pojman shares plans for the next project of Maidan Monitoring Information Center – it should be systematization and mapping of the latent cultural and ecological consequences of the war in Kharkiv and Kharkiv region (perhaps also in Donetsk and Luhansk regions). Such information is necessary for the restoration of the liberated territories of Ukraine, and two more important components for this are funds and expertise of people or organizations that have experience in solving similar problems. […]

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Why Do Ukrainian Children Play War?

You pass through the checkpoint. And there you are not met by the military, but by children playing war with toy machines. A similar picture can be seen both near the front and in more or less peaceful towns and villages. Children’s roadblocks became as much a feature of wartime as explosions and air strikes. […]

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This is the behavior of a maniac who has no purpose

What is the purpose of the shelling of Kharkiv’s public infrastructure by Russian troops, and does this purpose exist at all? This is the topic of the interview conducted by Petro Pojman with Volodymyr Tymoshko, head of the Main Department of the National Police in the Kharkiv region, at the site of the kindergarten fired at by missiles, August 30, 2022. Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Kharkiv. Chronicles of the Attack on the City. Day 139 (12.07.2022)

Muscovite shelling of Kharkiv increased slightly during the day. They launched another missile strike early in the morning at a target in Pavlove Pole. In the middle of the day, an industrial zone in the southeast of the city was shelled with rocket artillery. There are wounded. Kharkiv oligarch Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, owner of the DCH company, returned to Ukraine after fleeing in mid-February 2022 due to a car accident. The car he was likely driving hit and killed a man. […]

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Kharkiv. Chronicles of the Attack on the City. Day 138 (11.07.2022)

The day was generally calm but difficult. The muscovites shelled the northeastern outskirts of the city with rocket artillery, killing six people and injuring 31. The morning began with three rocket strikes in different areas of the city. As a result, an apartment building, a school, and warehouses were partially destroyed, school and warehouses as well. Because of the attacks, transit operations on the Saltivka metro line and a number of bus, trolleybus, and tram routes in Saltivka were temporarily suspended. Regional and city authorities announced that the new academic year in schools and universities will begin remotely. […]

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Kharkiv. Chronicles of the Attack on the City. Day 136 (09.07.2022)

The day was relatively quiet overall, but there were some isolated instances of shelling on the northern outskirts of the city. A rocket attack struck the city center in the morning, destroying an apartment building and leaving numerous people wounded. An architectural group proposed a project to restore Pivnichna Saltivka, but the idea is highly questionable due to the constant shelling of that area and the threat of similar strikes in the future on the northern outskirts. […]