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    Life on the frontline of the Ukraine conflict
    Jan14

    Life on the frontline of the Ukraine conflict

    More than half a million people have been displaced by fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatists. Residents of Donetsk and Luhansk tell RFE/RL what life is like for those left behindLuhansk used to be poetically called ‘the city of fountains and roses’. Now it is the city of downcast faces. Sad, downcast, emaciated....

    Deadly Ukraine Bus Attack Leads To Troops Vow
    Jan14

    Deadly Ukraine Bus Attack Leads To Troops Vow

    The fatal strike happened as the civilian vehicle passed through an army checkpoint, but pro-Russian rebels deny responsibility. …read more Source: Sky...

    Shell hits a passenger bus near Donetsk in Ukraine
    Jan14

    Shell hits a passenger bus near Donetsk in Ukraine

    An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine has killed at least 11 civilians in a tragedy likely to deal the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. …read more Source: Daily...

    These traumas in France and Ukraine could lead to a European reawakening | Natalie Nougayrède
    Jan13

    These traumas in France and Ukraine could lead to a European reawakening | Natalie Nougayrède

    The continent has faced existential crisis twice during the past year. But something positive may yet emerge from itThe mourning is not over, and the utter awe will be widely felt for a long time. It will take time to come to grips with the magnitude of the Paris events: how such terrorist attacks could happen, and how a massive groundswell of...

    At least 10 dead in Ukraine bus shelling
    Jan13

    At least 10 dead in Ukraine bus shelling

    Ukraine has seen its “hopes for peace shattered”:http://www.euronews.com/2014/12/26/ukraine-crisis-peace-talks-cancelled-in-minsk/ once again. At… …read more Source:...

    Violence, recriminations ahead of EU talks on Russia
    Jan13

    Violence, recriminations ahead of EU talks on Russia

    An upsurge in fighting in east Ukraine and the collapse of peace talks in Astana bode ill for EU talks on how to improve relations with Russia. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian Forces in Eastern Ukraine Apparently Fire on Another Civilian Vessel by Accident
    Jan13

    Pro-Russian Forces in Eastern Ukraine Apparently Fire on Another Civilian Vessel by Accident

    A rebel fighter stands in front of a damaged pedestrian crossing in separatist-controlled Horlivka, Donetsk region. Photo by Petr Shelomovskiy from Demotix. A shelling attack in Eastern Ukraine hit a civilian bus driving near a Ukrainian army checkpoint and resulted in over a dozen casualties. Online, pro-Russian rebels boasted of hitting an...

    Fears grow for Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike in Russian jail
    Jan13

    Fears grow for Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike in Russian jail

    Army pilot Nadia Savchenko – regarded as the most controversial prisoner of the Ukraine conflict – has been refusing food for a month. RFE/RL reportsToday marks one month since Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia, began her hunger strike.Savchenko claims she was illegally transferred to Russia in July after being captured...

    Maidan: watch a clip from a film documenting the 2014 Ukrainian revolution – video
    Jan13

    Maidan: watch a clip from a film documenting the 2014 Ukrainian revolution – video

    Directed by Sergei Loznitsa, Maidan captures the violent clashes between police and protesters that took over Kiev’s eponymous public square from late 2013 to early 2014. In this exclusive clip a demonstrator appears to be shot by police before he is helped away by other protesters carrying makeshift shields. Maidan is out now in the US and...

    Vladimir Putin to miss Holocaust memorial ceremony at Auschwitz
    Jan13

    Vladimir Putin to miss Holocaust memorial ceremony at Auschwitz

    Russian president to miss Auschwitz anniversary event amid strained relations with Poland and other Western countries over Ukraine …read more Source: The...

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