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Ukraine conflict through the lens of documentary photographer Noah Brooks

Can war become an inspiration? How can something that cruel, chaotic and bloody trigger imagination and be turned into a work of art, a fleeting moment melted into a lasting shape of a photograph? Noah Brooks has been looking for an answer in the trenches of Shyrokyne, Ukraine. Noah had been following news about the […]

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More than 300 cases of shelling over the last days and destroyed depot of terrorists

More than 300 cases of shelling over the last days

During August 11-13 situation in zone of anti-terrorist operation was tense. Illegal armed formations of DNR and LNR violated ceasefire regime 336 times. Spokesperson of ATO headquarters Anatoliy Stelmah informed this during skype connection with Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Russia-backed fighters keep using artillery of 152 mm caliber and mortars of 120 mm caliber to […]

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Mariupol residents have only one demarcation line – a state border of Ukraine

Mariupol residents have only one demarcation line – a state border of Ukraine

‘This is not treason and this is not panic. Mariupol residents are not alarmists and don’t like treason. It’s just people in Mariupol are concerned with safety of the town and the whole Ukraine in connection with announced demilitarization of Shyrokine’, – this statement was made by Mariupol activists during press briefing via Skype in […]

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They are also cyborgs, although media doesn’t speak of them

They are also cyborgs, although media doesn’t speak of them

Here is the story told by volunteer organization ‘Back and alive’ about servicemen of 80th airborne brigade who defended Luhansk airport in 2014. After some terrorists called defenders of Donetsk airport ‘cyborgs’ this nickname quickly spread and was accepted by the media and the masses. However, servicemen who defended Donetsk airport from Russia backed forces […]

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Militants continue to hold captive about 400 people – Center for the exchange of prisoners

Militants continue to hold captive about 400 people - Center for the exchange of prisoners

Unian reports that militants hold prisoners about 400 people. This information was reported by Colonel-General Volodymyr Ruban, who is the head of the Center for the exchange of prisoners and the leader of the «Officer corps». He said that «two weeks ago, the Ukrainian authorities, including the Security Service and the People’s Deputy Iryna Gerashchenko, […]

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Morgues and hospitals in Donetsk and Luhansk are full

Morgues and hospitals in Donetsk and Luhansk are full

Significant accumulation of heavy machinery, tanks, MRLS and cannot artillery along the contact line shows Kremlin’s desire to move to new stage of escalation of Donbas military conflict. Advisor to head of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs Zoryan Shkiryak informed this. Meanwhile, he mentioned that terrorists have serious problems with manpower because they suffer significant […]

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Situation in conflict zone on June 15

Situation in conflict zone on June 15

In course of the last 24 hours situation in Eastern Ukraine was tense as usual. During the day positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces were shelled more than 30 times, at night of June 16 situation with shelling worsened. Press service of anti-terrorist operation informs this in Facebook. According to the, Russia-backed forces keep doing provocations […]

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Spontaneous protest in Donetsk: people don’t want war but they can’t figure out how they want it to be stopped

people don't want war but they can't figure out how they want it to be stopped

Today residents of districts that are situated close to Donetsk airport blocked movement on Artema Street in Donetsk. According to different media, there were from 200 to 500 people who demanded to cease shelling. Media reports that the protesters don’t have unified demands: one of them wanted to attack Ukrainian forces, other demanded that DNR […]

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DNR doesn’t exclude association with LNR

DNR doesn’t exclude association with LNR

Self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics don’t exclude possibility of association. RBK-Ukraine informed this with reference to one of separatist news agencies. ‘In principle, it is possible to say about unification of DNR and LNR. I think that we have to work on it’, – said ‘spokesperson of People’s Council of DNR’ Andrey Purgin. Previously DNR […]

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300 Ukrainians are kept hostages by fighters

300 Ukrainians are kept hostages by fighters

1 200 Ukrainians are considered missing. 2 volunteers have recently been released from capture. 2 volunteers have been released from capture due to joint work of Ukrainian Security Service, department of interaction of Defense Ministry and Minsk group on humanitarian issues. Advisor to deputy Minister of Defense Vasyl Budyk informed this. According to head of committee […]

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