Russia is running a "shadow government" in rebel-held territories of eastern Ukraine

Published in Politics
Monday, 04 April 2016 10:53

The report said that basic administrative functions of the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk are being run by six working groups at five Russian ministries.

Russian Army Major Explains How He Was Sent To Ukraine To Fight With Separatists

Published in War
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:07

As eastern Ukraine is experiencing some of its heaviest fighting since the Minsk II agreements were signed in February, a captured Russian army major tells Euronews there are about 2,000 Russian servicemen fighting in Eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine, Donetsk: A Place That Neither Russia Nor Ukraine Want Anymore

Published in War
Monday, 25 May 2015 03:42

The beautiful weather stands in sharp contrast to the desperation rising in Donetsk, a place that neither Russia nor Ukraine seem to really want anymore.

My Journey to Eastern Ukraine - The War Zone of Donetsk

Published in War
Monday, 27 April 2015 10:27

From April 13 to April 17, 2015, I participated in a press tour to Donbas, the region in eastern Ukraine torn by armed conflict between Ukrainian military forces and local insurgency.

Ukraine Says It Aims To Prevent Russian Attacks At WW2 Commemorations

Published in EU
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:28

Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War II commemorations next month, security chiefs said on Tuesday.

In Rebel Territory Of Ukraine, Relief For Illness And Pain Is Blocked

Published in LifeStyle
Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:42

In a cramped cardiologist’s office in southeast Ukraine, Tatyana Ivanovna, 76, begged for sedatives.

Andrey Polyakov, her doctor, took time to listen, though he knew there was nothing he could do.

The Road Between the last Ukrainian Checkpoint and Separatist-Controlled Donetsk is Desolate

Published in Politics
Monday, 13 April 2015 11:49

Empty, wet fields line the crumbling road, which is sporadically marked with handmade signs whose painted red skulls warn of the unexploded land mines in open areas between the territories.

Russian Military Forces Shift From Fighting Alongside Ukraine Rebels To Training Them

Published in World
Friday, 03 April 2015 08:24

On a recent spring morning, an important visitor watched Russian-backed rebels conduct infantry maneuvers on the sunlit training grounds outside this town in eastern Ukraine.

Children Of War

Published in LifeStyle
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:48

Slurping a bowl of thick soup, his twig-like legs swinging beneath the dining table, 6-year-old Ilya at first seems like any happy-go-lucky kid.

The Story Of A Russian Soldier Sent To Fight In Ukraine

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:37

Moscow denies its soldiers are crossing the border but 20-year-old conscript Dorji Batomunkuev, who was seriously injured near Donetsk, tells a different story. He talks to Elena Kostyuchenko of Novaya Gazeta.

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Ukrainians (Ukrainian: українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is the sixth-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine Rusyns, Cossacks, etc. can be found. According to some dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.

A Ukrainian Canadian (Ukrainian: Український канадець, Україноканадець) refers to a Canadian of Ukrainian descent who is an immigrant to or a descendant born in Canada. In 2011, there were an estimated 1,209,085 persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada (mainly Canadian-born citizens) making them Canada's ninth largest ethnic group, and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself.

Ukrainian Americans (Ukrainian: Українці Америки, Українці у США) are Americans who are of Ukrainian ancestry. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population. The Ukrainian population of the United States is thus the second largest outside the former Soviet Union; only Canada has a larger Ukrainian community. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the metropolitan areas with the largest numbers of Ukrainian Americans are: New York City with 160,000 Ukrainians, Philadelphia with 60,000 Ukrainians, Chicago with 46,000 Ukrainians, Los Angeles with 34,000, Detroit with 33,000 Ukrainians, Cleveland with 26,000 and Indianapolis with 19,000.