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

KYIV/GENEVA, 1 February 2017 – Following intense fighting over the last two days around the town of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, more than 17,000 people – including 2,500 children – are facing freezing weather without any heating, electricity or water ...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. Heavy shelling ...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 »

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 »

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 ...and more »

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

Ukrainian army medics are pictured after carrying wounded troops to hospital in the town of Avdiivka. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images. Kiev and Moscow have blamed each other for a surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine that has led to the ...and more »

East Ukraine Village in State of Emergency as Shelling Continues - Newsweek

Avdiivka fighter A member of the Donetsk People's Republic forces aims at a checkpoint near the town of Avdiivka, outside Donetsk, Ukraine, March 17, 2016. Authorities have just declared a state of emergency in the village after Russian-backed ...and more »

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

A Ukrainian soldier checks his social-media accounts on his phone while another prepares borsch in a freshly dug trench in Novoluhanske earlier this month. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to ...and more »

The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward - The National Interest Online

On November 14, 2016, the International Criminal Court issued a preliminary finding endorsing Ukraine's claims that Russia had committed acts of aggression against its territory, citizens and infrastructure. Ukrainians, who for more than two years have ...and more »

Ukraine: Fighting flares up in eastern town of Avdiivka - Aljazeera.com

Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine has escalated, with at least 13 civilians and fighters on both sides killed in the worst outbreak of violence in several weeks. The warring sides were locked in heavy battles ...and more »