Kateryna Sergatskova

Ukrainian journalist and entrepreneur. Co-Founder of Zaborona Media. Co-founder of the 2402 Foundation. Executive Director of Daily Humanity, Denmark. Former contributor to Foreign Affairs, NBC News, Esquire, Ukrainska Pravda, Hromadske TV in Ukraine, Russia, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.


Cover for: Occupation changes life forever

‘Occupation is like a flood. The water doesn’t reach every house at the same time. First it covers the roads until it meets an obstacle – a wall or a fence. Then it starts to rise, finding cracks, seeping further, conquering one house after another, together with everything inside them.’

Cover for: Goodbye, Isis

‘Practically every home in Pankisi bears the scars of the Second Chechen War, the Abkhazian War and the Syrian War. Practically every home has ties to the Islamic State.’ In this excerpt from her book ‘Goodbye, Isis: What Remains is Future’, Kateryna Sergatskova travels to the birthplace of Tarkhan Batirashvili, aka Omar al-Shishani, the former IS ‘Minister of War’.

Cover for: From peninsula to island

From peninsula to island

Crimea two years after annexation

Though Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 moved at breakneck pace, it followed a long anti-Ukrainian propaganda campaign. Katerina Sergatskova describes the growing mutual alienation between the inhabitants of the peninsula and mainland Ukraine.

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