Alona Savchuk is a Ukrainian journalist, has reported on violation of human rights, ethnic and religious conflicts, radicalization and the legacy of Islamic State in Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, Georgia and Belorussia. Alona contributes to international and national media such as openDemocracy, The Insider,, Ukrainska Pravda and Zaborona.

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Alona Savchuk
Human rights, migration, ethnic conflicts and religious radicalism

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Ukraine as a Safe Haven for Jihadists

  • Armed conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

KYIV - After the fall of a self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria dozens of thousands of foreign fighters fighting in the ranks of Islamic State or ISIS disappeared. They used smugglers, contacts and networks to leave the country. Many of them were looking for safe havens where they can take a break, wait for new opportunities and orders or come back to normal life.