Do Not Travel: Working in Ukraine in 2022

I am working in Ukraine again. Australia officially listed Ukraine as a ‘Do Not Travel’ country due to the significant risk of armed conflict, following Russia’s ongoing military hostilities along Ukraine’s borders.

There are currently over 120,000 Russian soldiers, alongside armoured vehicles and aircraft, which analysts suggest are gathered to support an imminent multi-front invasion

When I read this news I worried for my friends throughout Ukraine. I felt compelled to come here, again without significant commercial support from local media in Australia, despite the situation.

I am working on documentary and research projects which focus on local voices and stories.