Ukraine

Family walking past a blast crater in Kandrashevka, where 9 civilians died during an aerial attack by alleged Ukranian forces on July 2, 2014. ©2014 Human Rights Watch.

A day in Luhansk: war's crimes, horrors, and uncertainties

Tanya Lokshina
HRW
| 11th July 2014
Amid the chaos and stench of war in East Ukraine, Tanya Lokshina investigates a litany of atrocities - including abductions of non-combatants and air strikes that have left entire villages in ruins and killed many civilians including children. It's all part of HRW's campaign to secure justice for the victims of war crimes.

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The Ukraine army cuts off main road to Sloviansk in a 'war zone without front lines'. Photo: Sasha Maksymenko via Flickr.

Ukraine - it's the gas, gas, gas

Mike Whitney
| 10th July 2014
in Ukraine, as in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and Syria, US policy is all about dominating the world's fossil fuel supplies, writes Mike Whitney - in this case, the gas pipelines from Russia to Europe. But the 'great aggressor', Vladimir Putin, is refusing to play his part. So what next?

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Graham Phillips. Photo: grahamwphillips.com.

Silence of the lambs

RT Editorial
| 21st May 2014
Graham Phillips, a British freelance journalist reporting for RT from Eastern Ukraine was detained yesterday by the National Guard and has not been seen since. Not that you would know from British media coverage. RT wrote this open letter.

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As the massacre takes place inside Odessa's Trade Union House. Photo: via http://ersieesist.livejournal.com/813.html.

Ukraine - we must not 'consent' to genocide

Diana Johnstone
| 8th May 2014
The mainstream media are working hard to obscure NATO's hideous plot to rekindle the Cold War in Ukraine, writes Diana Johnstone, as they seek to engineer our 'consent' for yet more heinous acts to come. To prevent the horror of a full scale war, first we must grasp the truth.

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Chernobyl Zone 75, Pripyat, Ukraine. Photo: kvitlauk via Flickr.com.

Chernobyl - the biting wind, the silent scream

Barys Piatrovich
| 26th April 2014
Barys Piatrovich recalls the tension of unknowing during the days that followed the Chernobyl disaster. Today, barely any of the evacuees are still alive. Dispersed throughout the country, they died alone and unnoticed, statistically insignificant.

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Angels of nuclear death. Image: Abode of Chaos via Flickr.com.

Chernobyl - how many died?

Jim Green - Nuclear Monitor
| 26th April 2014
It was 28 years ago today that Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine ruptured and ignited, sending a massive plume of radiation across Europe. Jim Green assesses the scientific evidence for how many people died as a result of the catastrophe.

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President Barack Obama with Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Barack Obama via Flickr.com.

Fracking weaponized - Joe Biden's Ukraine crusade

Steve Horn
| 25th April 2014
For the US fracking industry - and for Vice-President Joe Biden - fracking is more than just a way to bring in vast amounts of cash, writes Steve Horn. It's also a key weapon in the US's long war with Russia, as Biden made clear this week in Kiev.

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Can East-West relations be repaired as easily as this gas pipeline? Photo: Matthew Thorn via Flickr.com.

Russia, Ukraine, EU tied by gas dependency

Jack D. Sharples
| 18th April 2014
The need for cooperation over Russia's exports of gas to the EU via Ukraine was an important reason for the tentative peace deal struck in Geneva yesterday. But as Jack D. Sharples writes, gas will also be a source of East-West tensions for a long time to come.

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On 10 March 1943 Hitler visited Army Group South's headquarters in occupied Ukraine. Photo: Heinrich Hoffmann / German Federal Archives / Wikimedia Commons.

Ukraine - the corporate annexation

JP Sottile
| 21st March 2014
As the US and EU apply sanctions on Russia over its annexation' of Crimea, JP Sottile reveals the corporate annexation of Ukraine. For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, there's a gold mine of profits to be made from agri-business and energy exploitation.

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