To the Readers, Colleagues, Friends!




24 February 2022, at 5 a.m. the military Russians from Belgorod bombed the sleeping civilian Ukrainians in Kharkiv. The war has started. That day I woke up in Kharkiv, my city, and for the nearest many days, I had been slept just for several hours. I did not go anywhere from Kharkiv though I could go to any safe place in the country or even abroad to different countries that invited me, I didn’t, and I will not. Because it is my city, it is my country! And I’ll stay here to help my city, up to the war end, up to the Ukrainian victory! Glory to Ukraine!

The issue articles were collected before the war. They are about peaceful teaching and learning, and different educational aspects. I got great supporting words and prayers from the journal editorial team, journal authors, and colleagues all over the world. While sitting under the Russian bombs they saved us.



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Author Biography

Ilona Kostikova, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Doctor of Science (Education), Ph.D. in Education, Ph.D. in Philology, Full Professor, Head of Department of Theory and Practice of the English Language, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Ukraine, 29, Alchevskyh Street, 61002, Kharkiv, Ukraine.




How to Cite

Kostikova, I. (2022). To the Readers, Colleagues, Friends!. Educational Challenges, 27(1), 6-11. Retrieved from