Oksana Chelysheva


Oksana Chelysheva

Oksana's Contributions


As far right political bodies join forces and consolidate their position ahead of scheduled elections in Ukraine this coming July, Oksana Chelysheva reports on who is representing this new unified nationalist party....

Black Sun

In the aftermath of the Christchurch tragedy, Oksana Chelysheva reports on the growing influence worldwide of the far-right Black Sun movement. ...

An interview with Carles Puigdemont

Prior to his arrest in Germany, former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont visited Finland. In a wide ranging interview, Puigdemont tells Oksana Chelysheva where the fight for Catalan independence has reached, the importance of peaceful protest and what an independent Catalan state could look like. ...


Lara, the tattoo artist from Baghdad

When an Iraqi woman's deportation back home was stopped by protestors at Helsinki Vantaa Airport last month, it highlighted the Finnish government policy toward refugees. Oksana Chelysheva tells Lara's story, about her struggle to stay in Finland and why a return back to Iraq would be fraught with danger. ...

Alexander Hug

Alexander Hug’s written response to DELFI

Last week we published Oksana Chelysheva's interview with the principal deputy head of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug. Today we publish Hug's written response to DELFI – a major baltic online media outlet – which goes deeper into the OSCE's work on the ground in Ukraine....

Children of war

Children of War

Oksana Chelysheva discusses the photographic exhibition Children of War by activist Maxim Gromov, photographer Vladimir Telegin and journalist Yan Shenkman. She argues for the importance of photography in cultivating empathy for the children who suffer as innocent victims in armed conflicts....

Ukraine Bans Films

Censorship in the Ukraine is targeting a lot of Russian cinema which is being labelled as propaganda from the ‘aggressor state’. Oksana Chelysheva looks into these bans and navigates us through the films that can’t be seen....


In her first article for OQM Oksana Chelysheva pays her respects to the creatives and activists who died in a plane crash on December 25th, 2016. She discusses the humanitarian work and identity of Elizaveta Glinka and Valery Khalilov. Her perspective is that of a journalist and activist living in Europe...

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