Category Archives: MediaReporting

Shelling in Donetsk and ongoing fighting

According to a Russian news site, mainly citing separatist sources, Ukraine government forces have  shelled residential areas in Donetsk during the night between 27 and 28 October using the BM-21 Grad system. The separatist sources reported casualties. The site also cites Ukrainian sources that report of fighting in other parts and shelling of Donetsk airport … Continue reading Shelling in Donetsk and ongoing fighting

Ukraine divided into separatists and “fascists”

One son joined Ukrainian volunteer troops to fight in the East while his brother and his mother sympathize with the pro-Russian separatists. This is how far division amongst some Ukrainian families is apparently going when it comes to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine as an interview from German magazine ZEIT-Online suggests (use google translate). The … Continue reading Ukraine divided into separatists and “fascists”

Ukrainian elections in Western media – different views

Tomorrows parliamentary elections in Ukraine are a hot topic also in Western media. Most articles tell about the candidates and their goals and discuss what consequences the outcome of the elections might have for the war in the East. While the general story of these news is mainly same, there are notably some interesting issues … Continue reading Ukrainian elections in Western media – different views

Residential housing in Donetsk destroyed

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

Death toll in Ukraine still rising

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