The best way to honor the short, tragic life of Oksana Makar is to never forget her – and let her grotesque murder become the catalyst for ending this nation’s all-too-prevalent culture of violent misogyny and impunity for the elite.

These disturbing facets of Ukrainian life collided on March 9 when three young men met the 18-year-old Makar in a Mykolayiv bar and invited her to one of their homes.

She made the mistake of accepting and paid for it with her life, which ended on March 29, three weeks after her assailants gang raped her, choked her and set her on fire – leaving severe burns to more than half her fragile body.

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