Jakarta (ANTARA) - Despite the suffering that they are experiencing, over 92 percent of Ukrainians still believe they will win the war, Olexiy Haran, a comparative politics professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (UKMA), has said.

Amid the war, Ukrainians have harbored a huge sense of freedom, integrity, and optimism, he added.

"It gives a huge boost to artistic and cultural preservation as well," he said at Ismail Marzuki Park here on Tuesday.

When asked about how Ukrainians are managing amid the conflict, he answered that rather than wondering about what will happen, Ukrainians are spending their time by taking action.

When Russia invaded, Ukrainians, old and young, formed a long line to volunteer to help their country, he said.

When Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about using nuclear weapons, Ukrainians scoured the Internet on what to do in a nuclear attack, he informed.

Because of the attacks, Ukrainians have also made a schedule of when their cities will have blackouts so that they can plan around them, he highlighted.

Haran said he believes that Indonesians can understand this given that they also took action when foreign oppressors came to their land.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director General of the Ukrainian Institute Alim Aliev said that every day, he takes a first aid device with him in case he is injured in an attack.

All Ukrainians have an application to notify them whenever there is a missile attack in their cities, he informed.

In relation to the blackout schedule that Haran showed, he said that he has to plan his daily life around it since electricity means having Internet connectivity, a mobile connection, and water.

During their five-day trip to Indonesia from February 6 to February 10, 2023, Aliev and Haran are scheduled to hold a series of meetings with several ministries and institutions.

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