Kyiv’s street names are being heavily de-russified
About 500 streets in Kyiv have been renamed since 2014 – many of them changed their name after the military agression by Russia in 2022. Ukrainian and Western history and figures have now taken the place of Soviet or Russian ones.
EU’s support for Ukraine backed by three-quarters of Europeans
After almost a year of war with Russia, EU citizens still predominantly support Ukraine and the EU’s approach to the crisis. Despite the political, social, and economic costs, EU citizens stand firm behind democracy and appear willing to make sacrifices for it.
Ukrainians welcome, other refugees unwanted
2022 was the year when Fortress Europe put on its human face. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused the largest refugee crisis since World War II, and xenophobic voices about the risk of destabilization of European states have suddenly been put aside.
Ukraine: the railroad war
Whether they’re evacuating civilians, transporting troops or exporting goods, Ukrainian railways are on the frontline of resistance against the Russian invasion.
How many Ukrainian refugees are there in the European Union – and where?
Since the beginning of the war, many Ukrainians – but also Russians – have been seeking refuge in the countries of the European Union. Where are they going, and which are the countries that already hosted the largest Ukrainian communities?
Is the EU’s asylum system ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees?
Ukrainian refugees now enter the EU under the aegis of the ultra-fast special protection system, but regular reception centres across the Union are piling up hundreds of thousands of applications and rejecting many. EU members states' asylum systems average more than 15 months of delay.