While most eyes of the world were focused on the July 17 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that killed 298 people, Ukraine’s government forces continued assaults that regained territory from Russian-backed separatist fighters. [more]
I visited Ukraine's capital in early July on a CPJ fact-finding mission, and met more than a dozen local and international reporters to learn firsthand of the press freedom conditions in the country [more]
When three Russian-backed separatists with Kalashnikovs turned up at Yuliy Krasiuk’s shop last month, he told them he didn’t want their protection. “There’s no-one I need protecting from except for you guys,” he recalls telling them. [more]
When four armed men in camouflage drive by in a shabby car to a petrol station, it’s easy to think they are Kremlin-backed guerrillas. But the blue-and-yellow stripes of Ukraine’s flag tied to their Kalashnikovs reveals they are fighting on the nation's side. [more]
The paratroopers of elite 95th Zhytomyr Airmobile Brigade have a reputation as Ukraine's toughest and best, always serving on the front lines since the beginning of the bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine. A furious bear is drawn on their flag. [more]
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