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Heavy fighting in Ukraine leaves thousands of children cold, thirsty and out of school – UNICEF - UNICEF (press release)

On 20 February 2015, children play with materials from a UNICEF education kit, in a bomb shelter, in the city of Donetsk, Oblast. KYIV/GENEVA, 1 February 2017 – Following intense fighting over the last two days around the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk ...and more »

All eyes on Trump amid "serious spike" in Ukraine war - CBS News

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine -- Freezing and nerve-shattered residents of an eastern Ukraine town battered by an upsurge in fighting between troops and Russia-backed rebels flocked to a humanitarian aid center Wednesday to receive food and warm up.and more »

Where now for Ukraine's brave new journalism? - Open Democracy

Three years on from the start of Ukraine's democratic revolution, freedom of speech still isn't valued by the authorities. And there's only more ways to shut down debate. Русский. A protester reads a newspaper in the tent camp on the Maidan in Kyiv, 2014.and more »

At least 12 Ukrainian soldiers killed in disputed east - USA TODAY

At least 12 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and more than two dozen wounded in an outburst of fighting with Russian-backed rebels since the weekend that is playing out against a backdrop of still uncertain relations between Moscow and Washington.and more »

Could violence in Ukraine be a precursor to something worse? - ABC Online

It is minus 20 degrees, and for many residents of Avdiivka — just on the Ukrainian Government's line of control — a hard life has become an unbearable one. With the upsurge in fighting, occasional exchanges of gunfire have been replaced with barrages ...and more »

Deadly violence erupts in eastern Ukraine amid 'worsening humanitarian situation' - Deutsche Welle

At least 13 civilians and fighters have been killed in the latest escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine, Kyiv and rebel authorities said on Tuesday. Kyiv announced that eight government troops have been killed and another 26 wounded since Sunday ...and more »

Anxious Ukraine Risks Escalation In 'Creeping Offensive' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

NOVOLUHANSKE, Ukraine -- The way Ukrainian commander Vyacheslav "Eagle-Owl" Vlasenko described it, his troops snuck into this rustic town of 4,000 people in broad daylight and took it -- and a valuable pig farm -- without firing a shot. Concealed in ...and more »

Fighting in Ukraine May Complicate US Thaw With Russia - New York Times

MOSCOW — The war in eastern Ukraine that simmered quietly for months has erupted in a lethal bout of fighting in recent days. The violence, which killed at least eight Ukrainian soldiers and three on the pro-Russian side, shifted the front lines by ...and more »

Kiev and Kremlin trade blame over surge in fighting in east Ukraine - The Guardian

Ukrainian military and Russian-backed rebels accuse each other of launching offensives despite Minsk ceasefire deal. Reuters. Tue 31 Jan 2017 12.38 EST Last modified on Wed 12 Apr 2017 10.01 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...and more »

Trump administration flirts with softer stance on Russia's conduct in Ukraine - Chicago Tribune

The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S ...and more »