Nicholas Wysoczanskyj, Ukraine Manager

I’ve always been deeply aware of, and proud of, my Ukrainian heritage. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it’s shaped my whole identity. I have many friends and relatives in Ukraine. My own grandfather arrived in the UK as a Ukrainian refugee. Due to that reality – this war is personal to me. I’m powerfully motived by the understanding that people who I care about, are directly affected. Loved ones have been lost. That understanding underpins everything that I’ve been doing, since Russia’s full-scale invasion and the widening of the war. It’s with those powerful motivations that I’m continuing my work to support Ukraine, and its people, as a member of the diverse and expert team at WRC.