Fighting is continuing in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. More than 250 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the military conflict in the country’s east began almost three months ago.
Ukrainian female officer Nadia Savchenko faces court in Russia after being taken hostage by Russian terrorists on the territory of Ukraine.
Human rights observers say the kidnappings by the Russian militants are meant to intimidate the local population. But hostages are also being kept and used as human shields, locked away in rooms of separatist-occupied buildings to keep Ukrainian forces from bombarding them, observers say. Others are held for ransom.
Russia’s aggressive information war, waged through its vast propaganda machine, continues to produce disinformation to justify its involvement in Ukraine. Read the investigation of the fake Russian news made by Examiner
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