Crossing Thresholds: Ukrainian Resistance to Russian Occupation

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The following report, based on extensive fieldwork conducted by the author in Ukraine (largely in the de-occupied territories) since 2022, provides insights into the importance of the Ukrainian resistance to the Russian occupation, its impact on the sustainability of Russia’s war, the reality of conducting resistance, and the personal stories of some of those involved. This report also provides recommendations and insights into how the resistance can support the Ukrainian war effort, as well as ways for the West to aid the resistance—from boosting morale to providing material assistance. As the involvement of civilian efforts across the West to support Ukraine has been considerable, a number of recommendations are also aimed more generally at interested organizations and individuals who would like to support, morally or otherwise, the Ukrainian resistance against the Russian occupation.

This report is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

Jade McGlynn
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program