It was the first time I was in Ukraine and it was in Donbas, after 6 years Donbas is still in conflict and now under a full-scale war in the whole country. It breaks my heart.
For all who I met in Ukraine Lab and everyone who believed in dialogue for peace and still are profoundly engaged in civil society in Donbas and the rest of Ukraine, sending strength and love.
Some words I published on the 25th of April 2016:
Back from Ukraine... Дуже дякую. Thanks so much first of all to the UkraineLab team for inviting me to this event, for the care and commitment and all the meaningful and importance of such collective gathering. Also very special thanks to the participants of the workshops I run at the school nº8 in Sloviansk, thanks for showing to us what collaboration means.
I met incredible people from all over Ukraine and locals from Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, this experience was based on trust from many levels, including entering the territory of Donbas, and those connections and moments will remain in my memory for my entire life, heart touching experiences.