Yulia Abibok

is a PhD candidate in Communication and Journalism, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and was a junior visiting fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna, from January to June 2020.


Cover for: On the debris of the Donbas

On the debris of the Donbas

Uncovering the identity behind regional unrest

The city of Donetsk’s call for independence from Ukraine is a pivotal issue in war-torn Donbas. Its role as regional centre, at the core of the Donbas Coal Basin, upholds its weighty position. But environmental protests in Mariupol, says Yulia Abibok, show how local identity is split, perhaps irrevocably.