The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) has been quietly dismantled since the assassination of DNR leader Alexander Zakharchenko last year. It has been boxed up and sent to Moscow, from which it is currently more overtly ruled.
If the finger can be pointed at Russia for its role in and propaganda lies about the tragic disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, it is solely the Ukrainian authorities who must answer for Ukraine’s shameful failure to carry out a proper investigation.
Winter nights in Donbass are cold, and bitter. Snow on the front lines turns to mud, making movement a chore or, when deadly combat breaks out, a chaotic mad dash. It has been nearly three years since conflict swept through Ukraine’s east, and after numerous failed political agreements, the war continues to rage. But further […]