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 ...

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 ...