Alessandra Prentice

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In parts of east Ukraine, a daily struggle to survive

Jun 22, 2014

In parts of east Ukraine, a daily struggle to survive

Clutching empty plastic bottles, hundreds of people stand waiting for water in this besieged city, with the almost constant thud of artillery shells echoing in the distance. More than two months after pro-Russian separatists rose up in east Ukraine, electricity and water have been ...

Tide of opinion turns against Russia in Ukraine's east

Mar 5, 2014

Tide of opinion turns against Russia in Ukraine's east

More than 1,000 demonstrators with Ukrainian flags took to the streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Tuesday, for the first time outnumbering pro-Moscow youths who have seized its government building, which flies the Russian flag. President Vladimir Putin’s declaration Saturday that ...

Alienated Crimea defies Ukraine's new order

| Feb 28, 2014

Alienated Crimea defies Ukraine's new order

Waving the Russian flag and chanting “Russia! Russia!” protesters in Crimea have become the last major bastion of resistance to Ukraine’s new rulers. President Viktor Yanukovych’s overthrow Saturday has been accepted across the vast country, even in his power base in the Russian-speaking regions ...