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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 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 civilian and military death toll in the conflict in eastern Ukraine is estimated to have surpassed 6,000

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:14

The conflict first began in April 2014, when pro-Russian separatists took control of buildings in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk following the Russian annexation of Crimea.

Pro-Russian Rebels Battling Ukrainian Forces Near the Russian Border Sought to Modify a New Truce Deal

Published in Politics
Monday, 16 February 2015 15:18

Rebel commander Eduard Basurin told reporters that separatist fighters would not observe the truce in the key railway town of Debaltseve, where thousands of Ukraine troops are believed encircled by rebel fighters.

Fears For Ukraine’s Ceasefire As Clashes With Russia-Backed Rebels Intensify

Published in Politics
Monday, 16 February 2015 02:36

Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebel militias in the east of the country intensified on Saturday as fears grew for the durability of a ceasefire agreement that took effect at 12:01am on Sunday local time (10:01pm GMT on Saturday).

U.S. Faults Russia As Combat Spikes In East Ukraine

Published in World
Saturday, 14 February 2015 09:31

As fighting erupted throughout eastern Ukraine on Friday before a cease-fire begins on Saturday night, the United States accused Russia of joining separatist rebels in an all-out attack on Ukrainian forces around the contested town of Debaltseve.

Ukraine Needs America’s Help

Published in US
Friday, 30 January 2015 16:33

The new year has brought more misery to Ukraine. Separatist fighters, supported by Russian troops, have launched attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk.

Ukraine Rebel Militia Allegedly Holding ‘Voluntary’ Enlistment For Child Soldiers

Published in Politics
Saturday, 03 January 2015 11:13

Militia rebels in Ukraine are reportedly recruiting child soldiers for the frontline fight against troops, as columns of Russian military - including hundreds of tanks - cross the border into the embattled east of the country for what is feared will be a major offensive.

Why Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Have Given Up Hope Of Returning Home

Published in LifeStyle
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 04:30

With armed men roaming the streets and war closing in, Lena Nahiba decided to escape from rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

She took her six children with her.

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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.

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