Valeria Costa-Kostritsky is editorial assistant at oDR, openDemocracy's post-Soviet space project, and is a French journalist based in London. She writes about politics, women's rights and social issues for publications including L'Obs, the London Review of Books and Index on Censorship.
Published in: oDR: Review5 must-watch Ukrainian films that pre-date Russia’s 2022 invasion
For an insight into the years preceding Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, watch these five films
Published in: oDR: NewsHow to help Ukrainian people, in and outside Ukraine, in 2023
Ukrainians need your support more than ever in 2023. You can give money to these local grassroots organisations
Published in: oDR: ExplainerDonations worth millions fail to reach Ukraine – sparking calls for change
Aid delays have exposed a deep power imbalance between Ukrainians and the international actors claiming to help them.
Published in: oDR: NewsFears for Ukrainian human rights activist captured by Russia
Anti-racist and anti-fascist campaigner Maksym Butkevych was reportedly taken prisoner while fighting last month
Published in: oDR: Feature‘War changed the way I look at things’: a Mariupol photographer portrays Kyiv
Photographer and filmmaker Oleksandr Surovtsov moved to the Ukrainian capital after Russia destroyed his hometown
Published in: oDR: InterviewMillions were raised to help Ukraine. Where was the aid on the ground?
Ukrainian volunteers and organisations did the bulk of the work helping people caught in Russia’s invasion, a new...