2022-02-28 13:10:22

Report from Kyiv: LGBTQ Activist Says Ukrainians Are United in Resisting Russian Invasion

Ukraine is demanding an immediate ceasefire and for all Russian troops to leave the country as they report more than 350 Ukrainian civilians have so far been killed in President Putin’s invasion, which entered its fifth day Monday. The United Nations is also reporting more than 500,000 people have fled Ukraine and another 100,000 are internally displaced. This all comes as the Russian military has so far failed in its attempts to seize Kyiv and other large Ukrainian cities despite the capital remaining surrounded by Russian troops. We go to Kyiv to speak with Olena Shevchenko, a Ukrainian human rights and LGBTQ activist, who describes growing opposition to Russian forces and solidarity within her country. “Nobody in Ukraine is ready to live under occupation of Russia,” says Shevchenko, who also says that LGBTQ-identifying people would be “the first targets for the Russian regime.”

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

 

#democracynow 350 Ukrainian civilians Amy Goodman Juan Gonzalez Kyiv LGBTQ activist Olena Shevchenko President Putin Russian troops United Nations

Politics

The David Pakman Show

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence's House

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence's House

The Stephanie Miller Show

Adam Schiff Is Running for A Senate Seat

Adam Schiff Is Running for A Senate Seat

Democracy Now!

Biden Proposes Renters Bill of Rights as Landlords Make Record Profits; Housing Advocates Want More

Biden Proposes Renters Bill of Rights as Landlords Make Record Profits; Housing Advocates Want More

Democracy Now!

"20 Days in Mariupol": Meet the Ukrainian Filmmaker Who Risked His Life Documenting Russian Siege

"20 Days in Mariupol": Meet the Ukrainian Filmmaker Who Risked His Life Documenting Russian Siege

Democracy Now!

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight: Peace Activist Frida Berrigan Demands Nuclear Disarmament

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight: Peace Activist Frida Berrigan Demands Nuclear Disarmament

Democracy Now!

Slash the Pentagon Budget in Half & Abolish ICBMs: Dan Ellsberg on How to Avoid Nuclear Armageddon

Slash the Pentagon Budget in Half & Abolish ICBMs: Dan Ellsberg on How to Avoid Nuclear Armageddon

Democracy Now!

African Nations Reliant on Grain Imports Seek Ukraine Diplomacy as U.S., Europe Align Against Russia

African Nations Reliant on Grain Imports Seek Ukraine Diplomacy as U.S., Europe Align Against Russia

Democracy Now!

Ukraine "Skeptical" of Ceasefire Russia Could Use to Cement Occupation, Even as Grain Exports Resume

Ukraine "Skeptical" of Ceasefire Russia Could Use to Cement Occupation, Even as Grain Exports Resume

Related

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 23, 2023

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 23, 2023

The Thom Hartmann Program

Is Putin’s Nuclear Threat a Bluff? Featuring Phil Ittner

Is Putin’s Nuclear Threat a Bluff? Featuring Phil Ittner

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 10, 2023

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 10, 2023

Democracy Now!

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 6, 2023

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 6, 2023

Proud Partners