WAR.UKRAINE.UA

Official website of Ukraine about the war with verified information for foreign audience

Goal

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To provide the foreign audience with verified and up-to-date information about the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine around the clock.

War.ukraine.ua represents the official voice of Ukraine in the information space, spreads truthful information about current events and counteracts Russian disinformation and propaganda.

Insight

On February 24, 2022, the day the full-scale war began, the demand for information about Ukraine online reached record levels. According to Ahrefs analytics, in February, “Ukraine” was searched about 32 million times worldwide. In addition, many queries and questions related to Ukraine and the course of the war became trending in search engines. The creation of war.ukraine.ua as a source of verified information for foreigners was an opportunity to offer answers to questions that interested millions of people.

Concept

war.ukraine.ua provides up-to-date information on the course of the war, offers concrete ways to support Ukraine, documents Russia's war crimes, and reveals various dimensions of the war in Ukraine – from the situation on the frontline to cultural resistance – through the formats of explainers, in-depth longreads and human stories.

Implementation

The site war.ukraine.ua offers:

  • a daily news feed in five languages: English, Russian, German, Arabic and Chinese;
  • a section with current explainers, longreads, columns and human stories in eight languages;
  • online archive of Russian war crimes in Ukraine;
  • media section with useful information for journalists;
  • timeline of the Russian invasion of Ukraine since 2014;
  • a collective portrait of the Ukrainian resistance with 250+ stories of military, volunteers and civilians;
  • photo gallery;
  • Russia's Famine Games — a thematic section that tells about the beginning, causes and consequences of the food crisis caused by Russia;
  • support pages: Arm Ukraine, Support Ukraine, Donate to Ukraine.

How it was

Top stories from partners

“This site is in essence a living evidence base of the war unfolding before the eyes of the whole world. When we finally win this war, it will become a carefully collected archive of Russian crimes, atrocities and barbarism, and most importantly – of the heroism and unity of the Ukrainian people," said Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Hollywood actress Vera Farmiga voiced an episode of an illustrated series about Russian war crimes. The series tells about the brutal Russian missile attack on the city of Kremenchuk on June 27, which tragically killed 21 people. This and dozens of other stories can be found in the online archive of Russian war crimes at war.ukraine.ua.

Results

We are particularly grateful to

VOLUNTEERS
who helped with the launch of German, French, Russian, Spanish and Italian language versions of the site

UKRAINIAN MEDIA ‘SVIDOMI’ AND ‘BABEL’
for journalistic materials created in partnership

ALL AUTHORS
who helped with the creation of high-quality and relevant content for war.ukraine.ua

Team

Head of Ukraine.ua: Yaroslav Turbil
Head of Content: Yuliia Kleban
Editor of war.ukraine.ua: Veronika Lutska
Website administrator and news feed editor: Viktor Nazarenko
Website design: plusone social impact
Translations: Kyiv Regional Translation Bureau and Arabic and Chinese language teams

The website was created with the financial support of the European Union and the UK Government in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

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