2022 Ukraine Conflict Notes and Resources
Thursday February 24, 2022
Map image credit: Steschke on Wikimedia Commons
Sending my sympathies and solidarity to my Ukrainian friends—here are some notes and resources for the ongoing conflict.
Note: Resources that I find more relevant or frequently updated are marked with ▲.
Low-bandwidth Version: This page is available in a Low-bandwidth Version (less-frequently updated)
How You Can Help
- Russia – Ukraine Crisis/War – Info and Ways to Help ▲
- Includes donation links and ways to support independent journalism
- List of organizations to support Ukraine’s war relief
- Spreadsheet – See “List” tab
- Support Ukrainian Artists & Purchase or Commission Art – Twitter Thread
- How to Support the People of Ukraine as Russia Declares War
- How to Support the Logistical and Medical services of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
- xena’s Twitter feed also lists various needs
- Use #StandwithUkraine and #StopRussianAggression tags on social media
Monitoring and News Resources
Traditional News Sources & Outlets
- Ukraine: Kyiv Post ▲
- Ukraine: Ukraine Pravda
- Ukraine: EuroMaidan Press – Live Updates Page ▲
- Russia: Sputnik ▲
- Russia: Pravda
- Romania: Romania Insider
- Poland: Poland Daily 24
- Moldova: MOLDPRES News Agency
- US: NBC Live Updates ▲
- US: CBS News ▲
- US: NPR Europe ▲
- US: NPR Series – Ukraine Invasion Explained
- US: NPR Picture Show – Contains some UKR photos.
- US: NPR Text-only News Site
- US: CNN Text-only News Site
- Germany: DW Germany News
- France: France 24
- France: The Local
- Other Europe: RadioFreeEurope
- Japan 1: Nikkei Asia
- Japan 2: Mainichi
- China: China Daily
- China Concern: SCMP
- Al Jazeera: Al Jazeera News
- General News: WhatSubject Ukraine News
Maps and General Ukraine Information
- Centre for Information Resilience: Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map
- Live UA Map ▲
- Open Streetmap: Ukraine Bilingual Map
- Kyiv City Map
- NASA Worldwind: Kyiv, Ukraine
- CIA World Factbook: Ukraine
- Basic Ukraine Map
- Time and Date: Current Time in Ukraine – UTC+2, EET. Ukraine moves to EEST (UTC+3) for the Summer starting the last Sunday in March at 03:00 local time, until moving back to EET (UTC+2) on the last Sunday in October at 0:400 local time. Evening in the US is early morning the next day in Ukraine.
- Youtube: Euronews Stream (France-based news corp., in English, Wikipedia entry)
- Youtube: Agenda-Free TV w/ Live Streams ▲
- Youtube: World is One (India-based news corp., in English, Wikipedia entry)
- Vidgrid: Vidgrid Ukraine News Feed
Social Media Lists and Accounts
- Reddit: /r/ukraine on Reddit ▲
- Twitter List: OSINT (Open-source Intelligence) ▲
- ELINT News: @ELINTNews ▲
- MilitaryLand.net: @Militarylandnet
- Belarusian journalist @TadeuszGiczan
- Account Covering Verification / Falsification of Sources: @Shayan86
Personal Notes & Log
February 24, 2022, Update #3
Last update for this first day of the page. I am alarmed to learn that Russian soldiers say they were told they were embarking on a training exercise while being sent into combat. If true, this is a tragic violation of their human rights.
February 24, 2022, Update #2
I’ve added additional Twitter accounts and other mapping services above.
February 24, 2022, Update #1
I’ve just started this resource page and hope others find it useful. Here are some of my thoughts as I begin to build it out…
Monitoring and News Plan
One mistake I made in 2014 (when Russia previously invaded Ukraine) was becoming the news-consumption equivalent of a day trader —always on, all the time, no boundaries.
This time I plan to consciously disengage and reengage with the news at specific intervals, typically with minimum 3-4 hour breaks. This allows me to 1) better contextualize the news, 2) benefit from the emotional settling effect, and 3) track the general news story development timeline rather than so many random details.
Another mistake I made was not paying attention to aggressor media, or “the other side’s media”. You can learn a lot by paying attention to their actual words, terminology, etc. This is why I’ve included Sputnik above (the other sites are down right now; I can’t even test them).
Previously I was picky about whether sources were propaganda, and by whom. But these days I care a lot less about “whether it’s propaganda” and a lot more about “what it’s saying, in the context of what the others are saying”. I can handle the propaganda part—that’s really not a problem and I’m familiar with propaganda studies at a personal level.
Back in 2014 I made donations to Ukrainian nurses that were delivering supplies to the front lines. I also supported some US-based ex-pats who were gathering materials to send to Ukraine.
This time around, I’m expanding that framework and first conducting a sort of donation-possibilities sweep. When the time comes I’ll update this space. For now, I really appreciate some of the unique charitable efforts I’ve seen. For example, here’s a thread aimed at supporting Ukrainian artists:
There is already some absolutely beautiful art talent on display, and this network could be engaged for a lot of really useful reasons, from business to personal.
I’ll update this article as events continue to change.
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