A family from the Crimea approached the Open Dialogue Foundation asking for help. At the time of the referendum, which was held in March 2014, they detected electoral fraud and propaganda actions on the Internet, opposing the misinformation disseminated by the pro-Russian media.
Following the annexation of the Crimea, they refused to accept Russian citizenship. In retaliation for their information war, waged via the internet and maintaining Ukrainian citizenship, the family members were subjected to oppression by the authorities. They were also repeatedly threatened. In order to avoid danger, they were forced to flee from the Crimea to Poland.
Integration assistance and psychological support was given to them by Natalia Basko, a psychologist at the Open Dialogue Foundation.