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Violence, Persecution Spread In Eastern Ukraine

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 07 May 2015 03:47

Last June, pro-Russian separatists raided a church service in eastern Ukraine and kidnapped four Christian leaders.

Why A Russian Decided To Fight For Ukraine

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 03:13

Even while speaking through a translator, Andrey is a man of few words. When asked why he defected from Russia to join a Ukrainian National Guard regiment, the 22-year-old Muscovite simply replied: “Common sense.”

Vitaminka is one of the women in active combat roles on the frontline in eastern Ukraine

Published in LifeStyle
Friday, 06 March 2015 16:26

Six female volunteers in the struggle against pro-Russian separatists talk about the decision to go to battle for their country - and their hopes for life after war. 

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.

Australia's Ukrainian community is calling for more international action against Russian aggression

Published in World
Thursday, 05 February 2015 05:07

As pro-Russian separatists vow to mobilise up to 100,000 fighters for a new offensive, pressure is mounting on NATO allies to intervene in the conflict that has raged for nine months and killed at least 5100 people.

United Nations released its latest death toll in the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:50

The new figure represents an ominous turning point in the battle between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists that was supposed to have halted under a September ceasefire agreement.

Putin Resumes His War In Ukraine

Published in Politics
Monday, 02 February 2015 16:14

The fighting in eastern Ukraine has flared up again, putting an end to any myth about the cease-fire that was supposed to be in force since September.

Lining Up To Receive Aid In Ukraine, Crowd Is Devastated By A Mortar Attack

Published in Politics
Saturday, 31 January 2015 12:49

Seven people were killed and at least three wounded in a pair of mortar attacks on the city’s west side Friday, including one that hit a crowd of people waiting in line to receive humanitarian aid as fighting raged outside of town.

Ukraine leveled fresh charges that Russia was sending support to pro-Russian separatists in the east

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 02:41

The latest accusations come amid a standstill in diplomatic efforts to end the six-month conflict in the east in which the United Nations says more than 4,300 people have been killed.

U.S. Should Look At Giving Weapons To Ukraine - Top U.S. Official

Published in US
Friday, 21 November 2014 05:44

U.S. President Barack Obama's choice to fill the number two spot at the State Department, Anthony Blinken, spoke favourably on Wednesday about the possibility of providing weapons to Ukraine, which is grappling with pro-Russian separatists.

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