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The Counteroffensive with Tim Mak

Tim Mak, Ross Pelekh, Myroslava Tanska-Vikulova, William Glover Weiss, Alessandra Hay, Oksana Ostapchuk, Matt Gallagher, Elaine Lin

A war correspondent's open notebook, reporting live from Kyiv. Compelling human stories that illustrate what’s happening during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and elsewhere on the frontlines for democracy. Issues twice a week!

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The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Tim Mak

    Founder, Counteroffensive.News — a Kyiv-based publication that uses human interest stories to relay the news of the war in Ukraine.

  • Ross Pelekh
  • Myroslava Tanska-Vikulova

    Reporting fellow for The Counteroffensive with Tim Mak.

  • William Glover Weiss

    Reporting Fellow for The Counteroffensive with Tim Mak.

  • Alessandra Hay

    Reporting Fellow for The Counteroffensive with Tim Mak

  • Oksana Ostapchuk
  • Matt Gallagher

    Author of the novel DAYBREAK and sometimes journalist in Ukraine. U.S. Army veteran, committed ranter.

  • Elaine Lin

    Hi, I'm Elaine from Taiwan. I'm pursuing a career in journalism by working with The Counteroffensive. I hope to let the world know more about Taiwan’s story!

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