Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

4 December 2023

Ukraine hopes to soon re-open Kyiv airport

As snow storms cause airport closures across southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, Ukraine’s Chief of Staff, Andriy Yermak, has used a platform at […]
18 September 2023

UNESCO lists two Ukrainian cities as “historic sites in danger”

Kyiv and L’viv have been inscribed on UNESCO’s list of historic sites in danger due to the threat posed by Russia’s invasion and ongoing war in […]
17 September 2023

Over €200 million needed to rebuild Ukrainian airports

Ukrainian airports will need €200 million to rebuild from the destruction caused by the war, besides additional yearly operational costs. To address the challenges faced by […]
24 July 2023

Ryanair announces $3 billion investment plan in rebuilding Ukraine’s aviation industry

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary has previously announced the airline would resume operations in Ukraine within days of all clear. During a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister […]
3 May 2023

Limited edition aviation tags made from downed Russian planes to support Ukraine war effort

Online retailer Part of a Plane has partnered with Ukrainian company Fuselage Creations to offer aviation enthusiast the opportunity of owning a piece of a downed […]
12 April 2023

European Commission calls for experts to safeguard cultural heritage in Ukraine

The European Commission has published a call for experts to safeguard cultural heritage in Ukraine. This is an addition and a follow-up to the first set […]
3 April 2023

Ryanair to return to Ukraine ‘within days’ of all-clear

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary has announced that Ryanair intends to stage a comeback in Ukraine ‘as fast as possible’ after authorities declare it safe. In remarks […]
27 February 2023

Brussels inaugurates mural dedicated to Ukraine

On the 24th of February, the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the city of Brussels inaugurated a mural as a tribute to Ukraine. […]
22 February 2023

Ukraine International Airlines continues flight suspension until April

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), the country’s national carrier, has announced that, considering the extension of the martial law in Ukraine and in connection with the closure […]
8 February 2023

Ukrainians are protecting their country’s cultural landmarks with their phones

Ukraine’s cultural heritage is at risk of being destroyed by the war. As of January 2023, UNESCO announced it has verified damage to 235 sites of […]
29 January 2023

UNESCO adds historic centre of Odesa, Ukraine, to World Heritage List

On Wednesday January 25th, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee decided to inscribe the Historic Centre of Odesa, Ukraine, on the World Heritage List. This decision recognizes the […]
26 January 2023

Ukrainian Railways awarded European Rail Champion Award 2023

This year’s European Rail Champion Award 2023 has been awarded to Ukrainian Railways.  The annual award is made by the Association of the European Rail Supply Industry and the Community […]
5 September 2022

Ukraine inaugurates ‘Train to Victory’ to honour rail workers

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started on 24 February. At the time, everyone thought, and hoped, it would not last too long. Over 6 months later, it […]
19 August 2022

A travel company is offering guided tours to war zones in Ukraine

A travel company called Visit Ukraine has launched a campaign to bring tourists to some of the zones affected by the war in Ukraine. In an […]
22 July 2022

Ukrainian art exhibition housed at Brussels Art and History Museum this summer

Sometime before the war started, an exhibition was curated to be displayed at the KunstCentret Silkeborg in Denmark. On 29 January, it opened its doors, letting […]
4 July 2022

Ukrainian borscht added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage “as a matter of extreme urgency”

The culture of Ukrainian borscht cooking, the national version of borscht consumed in several countries of the Eastern European region, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s list […]