US historian Timothy Snyder has launched a crowdfunder for anti-drone systems for Ukraine. Photograph: Dpa Picture Alliance/Alamy

‘Russia wins by losing’: Timothy Snyder on raising funds for Ukrainian drone defence

Jennifer Rankin | The Guardian | 28 Nov 2022

📸 US historian Timothy Snyder has launched a crowdfunder for anti-drone systems for Ukraine. Photograph: Dpa Picture Alliance/Alamy

Historian says Russia needs to lose its war in order to become a ‘normal’ European country – and stopping destruction of Ukraine’s power grid is essential

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hen the Yale historian Timothy Snyder was asked by Ukraine’s government to fundraise for the war effort, he considered a project to restore Chernihiv library. It would have been an obvious choice for the bestselling author, who has visited the ruined library – a gracious gothic terracotta structure that survived two world wars but was smashed to rubble in March by Russia’s 500kg bombs. Continue reading →


Jennifer Ranki has been the Guardian’s Brussels correspondent since January 2016. As well as being a Guardian business reporter, she has also written for Reuters, the Irish Times, the Moscow Times, the Scotsman, the Independent and the Economist. She spent four years as staff reporter at the EU affairs weekly, European Voice. Jennifer began her career in journalism as a 2006 winner of the Nico Colchester fellowship, awarded by The Economist and the Financial Times. Before journalism, she was a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London.

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