“Hromadske Radio totally changed my view about independent media. It's a great pleasure to be a part of a staff who doesn't depend on government or oligarch influence. With full conviction I say that our news and programmes are objective and true".
Viktoria has a Philological Education and has completed more then 15 courses and external studies on journalism. She worked as an intern for Ukrainian and foreign media (in Warsaw and Krakow), and completed training in Brussels, on issues concerning the European integration of Ukraine.
For nearly 5 years, Viktoria worked at Breeze Channel in Kerch, taking part in anti-corruption investigations as well as co-working with Crimean and Ukrainian tv-channels and web-sources. Additionally, she took part in creating a charity project in Crimea called My Razom (We are Together), and served as a Board member.
After the so-called referendum which led to the annexation of the Crimea, Viktoria moved to Kyiv and started working with Hromadske Radio. There, she has spent the years after 2014 monitoring for violations of human rights in Crimea. With her active participation, the following projects were created: Chestnye Vybory (True Elections), Govorit Donbass (Donbass Speaking), Golos Kryma (Crimea's voice), Hroniki Kryma (Crimea's Chronicles), Hroniki Donbassa (Donbass Chronicles), Prava Krymchan (Rights of Crimeans) and Grazhdane Ukrainy (Ukrainian Citizens). These projects collectively work towards the strengthening of Ukraine as an independent country, in the hopes that one day it may see itself united but stronger than before.