From the first days of the war, border settlements in the Kharkiv region were under temporary occupation. Leaders of the communities, to which the Russian military came in, chose diametrically opposed strategies: some of them evacuated, others remained and either refused to cooperate with the occupiers (despite threats and torture) or became collaborators.

Observatory of Democracy

UkraineWorld traveled in the villages near Kyiv, which were occupied by the Russian forces in March: Ploske, Bobryk, Velyka Dymerka, and others.

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Kharkiv oppositionist with his own party and presidential ambitions, informal curator of the «Servant of the People» in the region, chairman of the largest faction in the regional council – these three political individuals, influential before the full-scale war, were united by silence after February 24.

Observatory of Democracy

77 years ago, World War II ended in victory over Nazism, which the civilised world honors with the slogan “Never again”.

Observatory of Democracy

Cedos has collected and recorded evidence of education in areas that have been temporarily occupied by Russian troops.


Olexiy Zhivora from the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation has completed the picture of the modern Ukrainian political nation.

Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation

From the first days of the full-scale war, the targets of the Russian shelling were educational infrastructure facilities – school buildings, kindergartens, universities.

Observatory of Democracy

As a part of the eighth wave of the “Ukraine during the war” project, the Sociological Group “Rating” conducted a study of the psychological markers of the war: the strategies of adaptation to stressful situations as well as the levels of resilience and psychological exhaustion.

Sociological Group “Rating”

The survey was conducted by the Razumkov Centre’s sociological service at the border crossing points in Ukraine’s Zakarpatia region (Uzhgorod, Malyi Bereznyi, and Chop (Tisa).

Razumkov Centre

The Cedos Think Tank works to monitor the impact of the war on the movement of populations within the country and abroad. With this work, Cedos seeks to record the most important decisions and events in the field and to outline the key challenges.