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Piotr Andrusieczko

Reporter

Piotr Andrusieczko is one of the prominent Polish journalists, a special correspondent for influential daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and contributing author for the monthly magazine New Eastern Europe as well as many other: Polish Radio, TV and print media. For six years already he has been an editor-in-chief of “Ukrainian Magazine” NGO published monthly in the Czech Republic and financed by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. He received his Master’s Degree in Ethnology and PhD in the East Department of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2003. He wrote his thesis on “Interethnic relations in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union”. Since then he has been the author of several dozens of science articles on Post-Soviet territories issues. He organised conferences and discussions on Polish-Ukrainian relationship issues and post-communist areas of transformation. He received scholarships for his internships in Ukrainian Universities and Academy. From 2004 till 2014 he was a University teacher of Department of Eastern European Studies in Pomeranian Academy, Slupsk, Poland. In 2014 he gave up his science career and switched to journalist completely. He’s been working as a reporter since 1999 and his main fields of interest are conflicts and transformations on post-communist territories. For many years he covered Ukrainian politics, conflict, revolutions, also Moldova elections, Azerbaijan energy security, Georgia during the conflict in 2008, Turkey during recent terrorist attacks. For his outstanding coverage of Maidan Revolution in Ukraine as well as conflicts in Crimea and Donbass he was named a Grand Press Journalist of the year in Poland in 2014. That year he was also shortlisted for Media Tory journalist prize in Poland for brave and innovative coverage of Ukrainian conflict. In October 2016 Piotr Andrusieczko opened his photo exhibition in European Parliament, Brussels. It was called “Refugees Diaries” and dedicated to the conflict in Ukraine. He has been living in Kyiv since 2013.

29 December 2017
Europe, Ukraine

The exchange formula – 73 for 233

A long-awaited exchange between Ukraine and the self-appointed Donbass republics happened before the new year. It included people detained by the separatists and the supporters of the “republics” serving prison sentences in Ukraine. It’s a real gift for many Ukrainian families. Some have been waiting for the return of their loved ones since 2014.
Piotr Andrusieczko
21 December 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Another agreement and a pre-holiday ceasefire in Ukraine

agreed on another ceasefire in the eastern Ukraine. It entered into force at midnight on December 23. The situation on the frontline has been tightened in recent weeks. European Union expressed its concern over the increase in the number of fire, including the use of artillery.
Piotr Andrusieczko
15 December 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Freed Saakashvili still considers politics

Mikheil Saakashvili’s court case ended in a surprise decision- after three days spent in custody, the former president of Georgia was released. However, in this case, the word “ended” seems premature as Saakashvili’s Ukrainian soap opera is bound to continue.
Piotr Andrusieczko
11 December 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Saakashvili arrested, supporters protest, the question ‘what’s next?’ remains unanswered

This time the police (and not the previously used Security Service of Ukraine) carried out an efficient action to stop Mikheil Saakashvili, who was found in one of the apartments in Kiev. Three days have passed since the first arrest attempt of the former President of Georgia. He spent those days quite close to the […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
8 December 2017
Europe, Ukraine

What is hidden under Sakashvili?

The events that have recently taken place in Kiev resemble a cheap action movie, but there is a much more complicated scenario standing behind them. The main parts are played by Mikheil Saakashvili and the President Petro Poroshenko, but there are some more characters in the foreground and in the background, who are really important […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
6 December 2017
Europe, Ukraine

A raw about a tv series and a case of national security

The State Agency of Cinematography in Ukraine has abolished the license for . This very popular soap opera will not be shown on Ukrainian television anymore. The main role in the series was played by the Russian actor Fyodor Dobronrawov and the Security Service of Ukraine decided not to allow him to enter the country’s […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
24 November 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Elections better than protests

The Ukrainians prefer to vote in an election than to protest. It has just been confirmed by the recent sociological survey. In the next presidential election existing President Petro Poroshenko will compete mostly with former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. At the same time 74% of young people do not put faith in present politicians and […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
1 November 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Ukrainian Amazon killed in the assassination near Kiev

On October 30, late in the evening, not far from Kiev, unknown perpetrators killed Amina Okuyeva – a famous Ukrainian soldier of Chechen origin, who took part in Euromaidan, and then fought in the eastern Ukraine.
Piotr Andrusieczko
23 October 2017
Europe, Ukraine

The Tatars protest political repressions

On October 14, the Russian police detained 49 Crimean Tatars for participating in the demonstrations without proper permission. They protested repression and treating them like terrorists.
Piotr Andrusieczko
9 October 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Ukraine exploring space

Ukraine has participated in the construction of three rockets which are planned to be launched in November. This information was published by the Spaceflight Now portal which informs about all scheduled launches of space carriers. Ukraine is one of the leaders among countries that possess and develop space technologies.
Piotr Andrusieczko
14 August 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Balczun leaves Ukrainian Railways

Wojciech Balczun is no longer the chairman of Ukrzaliznycia – Ukrainian Railways, the third biggest railway company in terms of rail freight in Eurasia. He had rendered his resignation on 9 August. It was accepted two days later and confirmed by Ukraine’s governmental portal. Polish manager, who proved himself capable of restructuring PKP Cargo in […]
Piotr Andrusieczko
25 July 2017
Europe, Ukraine

Will Polish reformers meet Ukrainian expectations?

The Poles took care about the roads and railways in Ukraine, but it is not known how long it will last. Leszek Balcerowicz worked only for a year as a reform adviser to the President. However, there were some rumours that the former Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz thinks about working Ukraine.
Piotr Andrusieczko