How UWA works
Anybody can contribute to the Ukraine War Archive: you just need to upload your files and
specify some additional information (name, date, location, etc.). The archive contains
all kinds of data. We urge everybody to submit materials that document all aspects of
life during war: daily activities, the experience of evacuation or bomb sheltering,
civilian resistance to aggression, wartime destruction, violence, and other criminal
actions of the Russian army. Any other materials that authors consider worthy of
attention are welcome as well.
We are also looking for people who are willing to tell us their war stories in person.
Interviews with eyewitnesses of war events recorded by our team are part of the War
Archive. If your home was damaged or looted by Russian forces or you had to evacuate
from your hometown due to shelling, or you were a witness of violence against civilians,
please contact us. We are working to ensure that the evidence collected during
interviews can be used in court proceedings to punish the guilty.
We guarantee the complete confidentiality of every contributor.
Our team then verifies, systematizes, and catalogs all the submitted files. The tagged
catalogue is easily searched by keywords in the description, location, and date of the
The UWA is built in accordance with the international standards used in the International
Criminal Court. Our database is protected against unsanctioned third-party access. We
also keep UWA’s materials backed up outside Ukraine for advanced security.