Mykolaiv: life under fire

The nightmare of the large-scale war Mykolaiv hasn’t stopped even for a day. Being close to the front line, the city is being shelled by Russian troops day and night. After eight months of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Mykolaiv residents steeled in the struggle for survival. Now, they know the difference between missile and artillery strikes and how to live without a water supply.

With industry and infrastructure destroyed, the majority of citizens left Mykolaiv, and people who lost their jobs stayed. Now, they need humanitarian aid, and the volunteers keep on providing people in need with humanitarian aid and drinking water.

Despite the barbarism of the Russia-initiated war, Mykolaiv stays strong and demonstrates decisiveness and resistance, supporting the army and believing in Ukraine’s victory. With civilians and defenders fighting on their own fronts for months of suffering, Mykolaiv will never give up until Ukraine wins the war.


  • Dmitry Sichko, Mykolayiv City Council Member, Associate Professor, PhD in Jurisprudence
  • Inha Khorzhevska, Director M.L. Kropyvnytskyi Mykolaiv Central City Library with its branches
  • Tutushka Matviienko, Mykolayiv resident
  • Fedir Levchenko, volunteer organisation Stalevi Murakhy

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).