August 9, 2015 | Research | TPF Staff

Keep It Real: The Last Words of a Ukrainian Volunteer at the Front

The Russo-Ukrainian War of the last 18 months is the most violent conflict Europe has seen since the end of the Cold War. And yet, most people around the world, and especially in the United States know very little about it. Even less about the people who fight in it.


Gregory Matiash was from the new generation of Ukrainians who wanted to be free, wanted to be part of the West, and live in a democracy. He left a comfortable life and promising job to defend his country and fight for a better future for Ukraine.

The Potomac Foundation interviewed Gregory at the front in May 2015. At the end of July, Gregory was killed.

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