Opposition MPs will travel to the war front area. “This must be handled with extreme sensitivity”

Opposition MPs will travel to the war front area. “This must be handled with extreme sensitivity”

02.01.2023

In January, a group of Polish MPs intend to go on a humanitarian mission near the eastern front in Ukraine. They are going visit Kharkiv region and Donbas. The aim of this mission is to deliver aid to liberated territories, donate drones to the Ukrainian army and encourage Poles to engage into a second wave […]

The Secret of Tokayev and Putin: How to Circumvent the Oil Embargo

The Secret of Tokayev and Putin: How to Circumvent the Oil Embargo

30.12.2022

1. Introduction Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the Kazakhstani authorities has repeatedly declared its “respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” [1], [2], [3]. Kazakhstani officials try to assure Ukraine and the international community that Kazakhstan is “complying with the sanctions” against Russia, although it is not “joining them“. In practice, the […]

Kremlin’s Secret Ally. How Tokayev is Helping Putin Circumvent Sanctions

Kremlin’s Secret Ally. How Tokayev is Helping Putin Circumvent Sanctions

22.12.2022

1. Introduction After Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Kazakhstani authorities stated that Kazakhstan “respects the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and “has not and will not recognise both the situation with Crimea and the situation with Donbass” [1], [2]. In June 2022, President Tokayev declared non-recognition of the so-called “LPR” […]

Hennadii Afanasiev got killed in action defending Ukraine against the Russian invaders

Hennadii Afanasiev got killed in action defending Ukraine against the Russian invaders

21.12.2022

Hennadii was a young man of Crimean origin who first fell into the hands of Russian torturers in 2014 as a result of the occupation of Crimea. He was one of several well-known Crimean prisoners illegally imprisoned and tortured by the Kremlin for their activities in favor of Ukraine.   The most famous of these prisoners […]

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

16.12.2022

It has been almost a year – a year of struggle, fear, suffering, loss and hope. Hope for an end to the war in Ukraine. But in order for this scenario to have any chance of coming true, support is needed. Ukrainian soldiers certainly do not lack courage and determination, but the problem is the […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

01.12.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 67 transports with which we have delivered 71 211 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included: ● 1 117 helmets; ● 4 […]

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

28.11.2022

Have you got any ideas how many offence cases a volunteer helping refugees from Ukraine may have for protesting against the government? Why does Why does the escape route from Ukraine go through Belarus? And why the Ukrainian borscht from Warsaw’s East Station has become famous in Vienna? WE ARE SITTING at one of the […]

Humanitarian mission #OppositionForUkraine

Humanitarian mission #OppositionForUkraine

23.11.2022

The war in Ukraine has moved into a decisive phase. The defenders, in an act of incredible perseverance and courage, are pushing back the invaders from key areas in the east and south of the country. The brave Ukrainians are not only an inspiration to the whole world, but are also repelling an invasion that […]

Summary of the ODF and Gazeta Wyborcza joint mission to Ukraine

Summary of the ODF and Gazeta Wyborcza joint mission to Ukraine

17.11.2022

From 30.09 – 09.10.2022 four members of the ODF staff – Martin Mycielski, Natalia Melnychenko, Łukasz Krencik and Tomasz Mysłek – took part in a humanitarian convoy formed under the auspices of Gazeta Wyborcza Daily and Łukasz Wantuch, Cracow City Councillor. The purpose of this joint mission was to supply humanitarian aid to the territories […]

“People kept saying the Russians wouldn’t come back.” Polish convoy in the liberated territories of Ukraine

“People kept saying the Russians wouldn’t come back.” Polish convoy in the liberated territories of Ukraine

01.11.2022

They live with no electricity, no water, no gas, no bridges. But they still have a strong fighting spirit. And I believe Ukraine will win this war. Polish humanitarian convoy reached the front line in the area of Kherson. 5 BUSES, 12 people, mainly from Kraków. They started on September 30. Some of them returned […]

Summary of the humanitarian mission to Lviv and Drohobych in October 2022

Summary of the humanitarian mission to Lviv and Drohobych in October 2022

28.10.2022

On 21-23 October 2022, a delivery truck from the Open Dialogue Foundation appeared in Lviv and Drohobych. Three tonnes of cargo in the form of humanitarian aid was donated for further distribution to the charity organisation “Razom for Ukraine” and the Charitable Fund of the Wesoły Family. Goods collected thanks to the generosity of our […]

They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

They went to help the Ukrainians. Now they tell us what they saw. “The world has to know that”

26.10.2022

Natalia Melnychenko, Łukasz Krencik and Tomasz Mysłek from the Open Dialogue Foundation went to Ukraine with humanitarian aid. In 9 days they travelled nearly 4,200 km. They were, among others, in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia and Kupiansk. They talked to the civilians and Ukrainian soldiers they brought the drones to. They could have talked to the […]

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

This is no longer just a house near Warsaw. Additional locations for mothers from Ukraine are being opened. “We are seeing a massive influx of people”.

25.10.2022

The Open Dialogue Foundation continues to develop the “DomMam” project for Ukrainian refugee women. In addition to the house near Warsaw, the organisation has created three new locations – this time apartments in the capital itself. “Seeing what is happening in Ukraine, watching further attacks on Ukrainian cities, I am once again convinced that help […]

“Bitcoin as a tool for financial freedom” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska at Plan ₿ Forum 2022

“Bitcoin as a tool for financial freedom” — Lyudmyla Kozlovska at Plan ₿ Forum 2022

22.10.2022

On 20–21 October 2022, the Plan ₿ Forum explored the theme of financial freedom facilitated by Bitcoin in the Swiss city of Lugano. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, actively participated in a panel discussion during the event. The panel, moderated by Farida Nabourema, Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League, also […]

‘I will come to Poland again when the war is over’ — an interview with a former resident of the Home for Independent Mothers

‘I will come to Poland again when the war is over’ — an interview with a former resident of the Home for Independent Mothers

15.10.2022

During ODF’s humanitarian mission to Ukraine in early October, we visited a number of cities in eastern and southern Ukraine, where we delivered in-kind aid to civilians living in cities newly liberated from Russian occupation. The route from the Donetsk region to Mykolaiv led through Kryvyi Rih, the town where a former resident of the […]

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