Ukrainian writer and journalist Nikita Grigorov (Harriman Resident in Paris, ’22 – ’23) was a university student studying Russian literature at Donetsk National University when Russia launched its war in Donbas in 2014. He supported an independent Ukraine and watched in disbelief as friends turned against him, sometimes violently. Then he fled to Kyiv with his father. Listen to his story.
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This episode was written and produced by Masha Udensiva-Brenner with editorial feedback from Nathan Schiller and Mark Andryczyk.