Tag: refugees

Don’t Forget The 4,000,000 Ukrainians Living Through Russia’s War In The Donbass

January 5, 2017

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 […]

Russia Offers ‘Humanitarian Corridors’ Out Of Besieged Aleppo. History Warns Of A Trap

July 28, 2016

The Russian defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, announced the creation of 4 corridors out of the city his air force has spent months pulverizing.

As Pressure Mounts On Aleppo, Russia Conducts Air Strikes Across Syria

February 5, 2016

Live Updates: Thousands of people are trying to flee the north of the Aleppo region into Turkey as fighting rages between rebel fighters and pro-regime forces. Meanwhile Russian jets have conducted air strikes on rebel-held settlements across the country. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Ukraine Live Day 354: Humanitarian Corridor Out Of Debaltsevo Announced

February 6, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual […]

Ukraine Live Day 348: Russian-Backed Forces Close In On Debaltsevo As Civilians Evacuate

January 31, 2015

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. For links to individual […]

Winter Is Coming For The Half-Million IDPs Who Fled Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

November 20, 2014

Kiev — During a midnight cab-ride, the taxi driver tells me: “No, no, I’m not a Kievyanin. ’I’m from Donetsk. Back home I was a manager, small company, we sold and installed air-conditioning.” The chauffeur tells a sad tale that is heard all over Kiev currently, but he is one of the lucky ones. Despite […]

Three Demographic Developments in Russia with Serious Political Consequences

October 16, 2014

Staunton, October 15 – Three demographic developments in the Russian Federation reported by media outlets there — the dying out of predominantly Russian areas, labor migrants coming out of the closet in Moscow, and the possibility that a Ukrainian region will re-emerge inside Russia in the Far East — have obvious and potentially destabilizing consequences. […]

Refugees in Russia from Ukraine in Increasingly Desperate Straits, Experts Say

October 13, 2014

Staunton, October 8 Many Russian regions now have more refugees from Ukraine than they had expected or can handle, and officials suggest that more are likely to arrive as Ukraine’s economy and weather deteriorate. As a result, the situation of these refugees is “becoming critical,” according to experts. In Novyye Izvestiya on October 8 journalist […]

Refugee Flows Changing Ethnic Mix in Crimea, Creating Other Problems

October 5, 2014

Staunton, October 2 – Since Moscow illegally annexed Crimea, some 300,000 people have moved from other regions of Ukraine into the peninsula, an influx that experts say will make “a humanitarian catastrophe inevitable” unless extraordinary measures are taken by the Russian regime. But regardless of whether they take action or not, this influx is changing […]