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Ukraine’s killing fields in 10 stories


RT’s Maria Finoshina crossed Ukraine’s southeast [augustus 2014] to see the aftermath of war there – and how it is the civilians who have carried the heaviest burden: relatives lost, homes destroyed, and hope gone.

(01-09-2014) After months of an army offensive, Eastern Ukraine looks devastated. Schools, hospitals, apartment blocks and houses are either badly damaged or completely destroyed. But as anti-government forces drive troops away, people are getting the chance to come out of hiding and to start rebuilding what’s been wrecked.

(23-08-2014) Tons of food, water and medicine have finally reached the struggling citizens of Lugansk in Eastern Ukraine. The aid column is now back in Russia – after unloading its vital cargo in less than 24 hours. RT’s Maria Finoshina traveled with the convoy through the war-torn region.

(22-08-2014) Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine appalling. Cities have been shelled by the military every day this week. RT’s Maria Finoshina reports from Lugansk.

(21-08-2014) The civilian death toll is rising in Ukraine’s bloody war. At least 52 civilians were reported killed in the last 48 hours. RT’s Maria Finoshina returns to Lugansk, a near-deserted city under constant shelling, and listened to those unable to flee the frontline, and for whom the terror has become too much.

(15-08-2014) Almost a million people used to live Donetsk, which has been under constant fire since May. In three months, it’s suffered at least 128 attacks from the Ukrainian military. Since the government launched, what it calls, an anti-terror operation in the east, over 800 civilians have been killed in the Donetsk region.

(14-08-2014) Many civilians are feared dead after Kiev authorities resumed shelling of eastern districts in Lugansk, the city council reported

(13-08-2014) Tens of thousands of people across eastern Ukraine have been forced to flee the violence in recent months, most of them to Russia. Maria Finoshina followed some of the refugees as they left their homes in the city of Lugansk.

(12-08-2014) A convoy of aid from Russia is on its way to Lugansk, a week after local officials declared a humanitarian disaster in the east Ukraine city. RT’s Maria Finoshina is on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

(11-08-2014) “250,000 people have been left without water, electricity and communications for over a week in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk. The town is subject to siege conditions and under heavy bombardment.

(05-08-2014) The eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk has declared a state of humanitarian catastrophe over a lack of medical supplies, electricity, lighting, mobile and internet communication. Some 250,000 civilians are unable to leave, the statement also says.