On March 17, Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC) held a presentation of DONBAS IN FLAMES. Guide to the conflict zone publication, compiled by experts of the Prometheus security environment research center with the assistance of the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community.
The guide book is the result of many months of work by a group of authors sharing various competencies – investigative journalism, regional studies, history and public administration. The compiled information will be useful for journalists, observers and researchers who work on ground in the ATO zone. Among other background information, the guide book contains structured evidence data on the participation of the Russian Federation in the war against Ukraine compiled by InformNapalm community. The guide book is adapted for foreigners and translated into five languages.
Promotional video (with English subtitles) for the book:
Mykola Balaban, the President of the Prometheus center, Julia Kvitka, the coordinator of the CFLI, Taras Shumeyko, journalist and historian, as well as Mykhaylo Makaruk, the speaker of InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community took the floor during the presentation.
Grygoriy Perepelytsia, the Director of The Foreign Policy Research Institute of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, wrapped up with an approving speech. He thanked for the great and useful work conducted by the authors of the publication and stressed the importance of the translation of these materials into foreign languages, which will be helpful for foreign journalists and experts.
For more information, one can listen to the speakers on the video from the presentation:
The publication has already received favorable reviews from foreign experts. Among them Hiroaki Kuromiya, Professor at Indiana University (USA), the author of books on Donbas history and politics, wrote such a comment about the book:
“This is a concise and excellent guide to the Donbas, essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the war-torn region. Highly recommended.”
The authors of the guide said that the printed version of the publication would be distributed among journalists, representatives of foreign missions, foreign diplomatic missions and experts. In addition, everyone who was present at the presentation in Kyiv received the printed copies in the Ukrainian language. The electronic version of the book in Ukrainian, in PDF format, is already available for review by all interested on the website of the Prometheus center. After presentations on other language platforms, the book will be also available for download in other languages.
The attendees also noted the quality of the printing and graphic design of the publication, which will enhance its value for the journalists.
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