Lily Hyde


The Annexation of Crimea Isn’t Going as Planned

The show trial of Akhtem Chiygoz was supposed to be a quick and easy way to discourage dissent. That was before it went off the rails.


Lost Souls from the Ukrainian War

Two years into the conflict, prisoners of war from both sides remain in limbo.


Crimea’s Forgotten Children Fight Back

Repressed by Russia and abandoned by Ukraine, Crimean Tatars have turned to a low-level insurgency campaign in a bid not to be ignored.


Like ‘Just Say No,’ but With More Kalashnikovs

Militants in Ukraine’s breakaway republics are rounding up dealers, addicts, and even social workers in a ruthless war on drugs that threatens to send HIV rates skyrocketing.


Watching Gogol as the Grad Rockets Fly

One theater troupe's fight to bring fine art to the Donetsk People's Republic.


Eastern Ukraine’s Fake State Is About to Elect a Fake Prime Minister

The region is under constant shelling. Its borders change daily. It's not even clear what powers this new government will have. But darn it, the Donetsk People’s Republic is holding an election on Sunday.


Escape From Gorlivka

Volunteers are risking life and limb to help evacuate those left behind in the wreckage of eastern Ukraine.


Trophies From an Incomprehensible War

As fighting rages in the east, one Slovyansk museum is already trying to tell the story of the war in Ukraine, one bullet-riddled helmet at a time.

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About Lily Hyde

Lily Hyde is a British writer and freelance journalist who covers Ukraine.



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