Stefan Sigaard Weichert
Based in Kyiv but hailing from Denmark, Stefan Sigaard Weichert is a freelance journalist covering the region. He has written for publications including Euronews, DW, Vice World News and The Daily Beast.
His first paycheck: “I wasn’t more than 14 years old when I first started cleaning the car wash at my father’s petrol station, earning around $17 a week. I was proud and decided to save up most of the money — suddenly candy seemed expensive.”