Although nationalists in Ukraine are said to be a minority in society as well as in the Euromaidan (which probably is true), it seems that one nationalist party is doing not so bad in the latest surveys just a few days before the parliamentary elections. According to German newspaper “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” the nationalist party Right … Continue reading Ukraine elections – nationalists on the rise?
Human Rights Watch published a report on Tuesday stating that cluster munition is being used on civilian areas in Eastern Ukraine. While it can not be determined with certainty which conflict party used the cluster munition that remnants were found, evidence point towards the Ukrainian government. The use of cluster munition is internationally banned by … Continue reading Cluster munition – Eastern Ukraine’s ticking bomb
According to an article by Russian RBC, two apartment blocks in Donetsk have been destroyed as the result of shelling. The translation of the article has been kindly provided by “George B“. While the article does not directly state it, one could assume that both buildings have been already damaged before finally collapsing (?). News … Continue reading Residential housing in Donetsk destroyed
Russian news agency RIA Novosti published yesterday an article regarding the latest United Nations OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs) report on casualties in Eastern Ukraine. Despite a cease-fire fighting continues day for day. The English translation of the article provided by “George B” can be found below. The omnipresent difference in opinions … Continue reading Death toll in Ukraine still rising
A few days ago the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published its sixth report on the human rights situation in Eastern Ukraine (full report as PDF). Naturally this is a topic that gets a lot attention in the West as well as in the East. And one media report from … Continue reading UN report on Eastern Ukraine in Russian perception
Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered to move of almost 18,000 soldiers from the border region with Ukraine after the end of a military maneuver. The troops have been gathered near the Ukrainian border during the conflict in Ukraine. Western countries feared that Putin was gathering these troops near the Ukrainian border to launch an invasion. … Continue reading Signs of peace in Ukraine?