Re-assesing the history: Donetsk Oblast and Mariupol

Reassessing the history of the Donetsk region and Mariupol is a difficult matter, given their importance in the ongoing war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Donetsk region, historically an industrial and coal-mining region, experienced dramatic political and demographic changes after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The city of Mariupol, located on the Sea of Azov, has been at the heart of the conflict, witnessing intense fighting and transition between Ukrainian government forces and separatist groups. Studying the historical context of these regions involves understanding their economic, cultural, and political dynamics, shedding light on deep-seated issues that continue to shape the region’s fate and broader geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe.

The Russian vision of Mariupol and Donbass as part of Russian territory that was captured/transferred/gifted to Ukraine is an essential narrative in Russian propaganda. In order to know how to reintegrate these territories, it is necessary to understand very clearly the history of the region and the cultural features of what was planted by the Russians in the last 9 years.

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 – (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).