Sky Above Kharkiv: Dispatches from the Ukranian Front
Sky Above Kharkiv: Dispatches from the Ukranian Front
by Serhiy Zhadan
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Serhiy Zhadan took to social media to coordinate a network of resistance workers and send messages of courage to his fellow Ukrainians. What began as a local organizing effort exploded onto the international stage as readers around the globe looked to Zhadan as a key eyewitness documenting Russian atrocities. In this powerful record of the war's harrowing first four months, Zhadan works day and night in Kharkiv to evacuate children and the elderly from suburbs that have come under fire. He sends lists of life-saving medications to the West in the hopes of procuring them for civilians, coordinates food deliveries, collects money for military equipment, and organizes concerts. He shares photographs of the open sky--grateful for every pause in the shelling--and captures images of beloved institutions reduced to rubble. We'll restore everything. We'll rebuild everything, he writes.
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