Svitlana Romanko

Stand With Ukraine campaign coordinator

Region(s): Europe, Global
Country of focus: Ukraine


Current Occupation: Stand With Ukraine campaign coordinator
Organization/Institution: Stand With Ukraine
Language: English, Ukrainian


Closing the Disconnect Between Peace in Ukraine and Russian Oil and Gas Common Dreams Sep 26, 2023

US Sanctions on Russian LNG: A Vital Step for Climate Action Common Dreams Sep 19, 2023

Lesson for Canada from Ukraine – oil and gas fuels fascism National Observer Sep 15, 2023

Russia circumvents oil sanctions, outsmarting the West Euromaiden Press Aug 28, 2023

Stop Buying Russian Fossil Fuels and Putin Will Be Powerless Opinion LAP Progressive Jul 12, 2023

Svitlana Romanko: Clean energy, green jobs as keys to securing Ukraine’s energy security Opinion The Kyiv Independent Jun 22, 2023

Ukrainian activist behind Russian oil embargo blocked from attending top energy conference The Hill Mar 10, 2023

Ukraine’s leading campaigner against Russian fossil fuels refused entry to top US energy conference The Independent Mar 10, 2023

Windfall tax on oil and gas industry: a perfect way to fund Ukraine’s reconstruction Opinion Euromaiden Press Mar 10, 2023

Why Russia is still making money on energy sales and how to change this Euromaidan Press Jan 30, 2023

Putin’s aggression is the last call to end global fossil fuel addiction – Opinion Euromaidan Press Jan 22, 2023

The West’s oil war against Russia is starting to take its toll — sparking calls for tougher measures CNBC Jan 13, 2023

The Power of Ukrainian Climate Activism The Eurasian Climate Brief Podcast Moscow Times Dec 6, 2022

Ukraine’s Hope for a Green Future Burns Bright Amid Environmental Devastation CNET Nov 20, 2022

Fossil Fuels Fund Dictatorships: Ukrainian Climate Activist Suspended at COP27 over Russia Protest Democracy Now Nov 18, 2022

Oil and gas profits driven by Ukraine conflict, not financial skill IEEFA Nov 1, 2022

As Ukraine plans its recovery, a climate group has a seat at the table NBC News Oct 25, 2022

TotalEnergies denies claim it made fuel for Russian forces AP in Washington Post Oct 14, 2022

Banks Have Ukrainian Blood on Their Hands Common Dreams Sep 7, 2022

UK and US banks among biggest backers of Russian ‘carbon bombs’, data shows Guardian Aug 24, 2022

Top European Airlines Have Spent £4bn on Russian Jet Fuel Since Crimea Invasion DeSmog Aug 2, 2022

Putin’s War Throws Crucial EU Vote on ‘Green’ Gas Into Doubt BNN Bloomberg Jul 4, 2022

G7 leaders should not place more value on oil than on Ukraine Euractiv Jun 30, 2022

A message from Ukraine: Don’t be fooled — push for new LNG export facilities in Canada isn’t about ‘helping Europe’ National Observer Jun 28, 2022

The War on My Homeland Offers a Real Chance to Save the Planet The Nation May 26, 2022

Is the War in Ukraine an Environmental Disaster? PBS Amanpour & Co Apr 22, 2022

War in Ukraine poses environmental risk now and in the future, advocates say Washington Post Apr 19, 2022

Defund Putin’s War Machine: Ukrainian Environmentalist Calls For Global Halt to Fossil Fuel Funding Democracy Now Mar 11, 2022

Op-Ed: The Ukraine war is a decision point — banks should stop funding the fossil fuel industry forever LA Times Mar 9, 2022

Svitlana Romanko ( @SvitlanaRomanko) is an environmental lawyer and a climate justice activist. She launched and coordinates Stand With Ukraine, a campaign to end the fossil fuel addiction that feeds Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war machine and to rapidly phase out fossil fuels everywhere.

Svitlana also founded a new organization, Razom We Stand (@RazomWeStand), calling for a total and permanent embargo on Russian fossil fuels and an immediate end to all investment in Russian oil and gas companies to cut off Putin’s money supply. “We are acting together to end war in Ukraine and fossil fuel-funded conflicts and accelerate a transition to a peaceful, fossil-fuel and dictatorship-free, green and just future in Ukraine and globally.”

She has worked for, the Laudato Si Movement and campaigned for a Just Green Recovery and Green Deal in Eastern Europe. She holds a PhD in environmental, natural resources, land and agrarian law, and a doctorate in climate change law, climate governance and climate policy.