LEAPS Pleanary SessionOn October 27, Alexander Kordyuk, the director of KAU, took part at the Plenary meeting of the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS) with a plenary talk "LEAPS in the Present Geopolitical Situation: Need for a Synchrotron in Ukraine"

​The idea to build an Eastern European Synchrotron Light Source in Ukraine has been suggested by Leonid Rivkin, the LEAPS Chair, and discussed. Marek Stankiewicz, the director of a Polish Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS, has agreed to coordinate this project from LEAPS and also suggested installing at SOLARIS a Polish-Ukrainian beamline to be later relocated to a new light source in Ukraine.

We are grateful to our Polish colleagues for this initiative and look forward to fruitful collaboration. First joint event, Light for Ukraine - synchrotron workshop at SOLARIS, has been scheduled on 23-24th of February.​