eastern Ukraine

  • ukraine
    May 9, 2014  

    More than 20 people were killed in fighting in the Ukrainian town of Mariupol, just before a secession referendum over the weekend. Meanwhile, Russian President Putin made his first trip to the city of Sevastopol since the annexation of Crimea. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on Ukrainian government’s offensive against separatists. Continue reading

  • ukraine2
    May 1, 2014  

    Amid escalating violence in Ukraine’s east, armed demonstrators ransacked the prosecutor’s office and humiliated police in the city of Donetsk. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s acting president has conceded that Kiev is losing control over the southeast. Judy Woodruff get an update from Simon Denyer of The Washington Post, who is covering the unrest in Donetsk. Continue reading

  • ukraine1
    May 1, 2014  

    In the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, riot police attempted to take a stand against pro-Russian May Day marches with tear gas and stun grenades, but their show of force incited demonstrators to push back against the officers, attacking and taking over the last government building in the city still loyal to Kiev. James Mates of Independent Television News reports from Donetsk. Continue reading

  • Ukraine street violence
    April 28, 2014  

    Tensions in Eastern Ukraine boiled over into more violent conflict as pro-Russian protesters in the city of Donetsk attacked a march supporting the Ukrainian government. The violence came after the Obama administration attempted to ratchet up the pressure on Moscow by imposing sanctions on key Putin allies. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from Donetsk. Continue reading

  • ukraine1
    April 18, 2014  

    Despite a deal brokered by diplomats in Geneva to end a standoff in Eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian protesters don’t seem likely to give up the territory they’ve seized in several cities. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from Donetsk on the status of the separatist movement. Continue reading

  • Ukraine violence
    April 17, 2014  

    Three pro-Russian protesters were killed in a clash overnight with Ukrainian troops in the east. Lindsey Hilsum from Independent Television News reports from Donetsk. After negotiations in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Ukraine, Russia and the E.U. announced a plan to diffuse the standoff in Ukraine. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner has details. Continue reading

    April 16, 2014  

    Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to analyze the involvement and guidance coming from the U.S., as the Ukrainian military attempts to reclaim territory in the eastern part of the country. They also discuss the upcoming diplomacy talks in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. Continue reading

  • Ukraine setup screen grab
    April 16, 2014  

    The slow-motion takeover of Ukrainian territory continued as armed men in military uniforms rolled into the city of Slovyansk, flying the Russian flag. In Eastern Ukraine, locals were dismayed by the brewing military conflict, but echoed demands for more autonomy from Kiev. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner reports on the latest reactions from the international community. Continue reading

    April 15, 2014  

    Gwen Ifill talks to Independent Television News correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, who reports from the ground in Eastern Ukraine on the special operation launched by military forces against pro-Russian separatists. They also discuss how Russian and Ukrainian media may be helping fuel the confrontation. Continue reading

  • ukraine1
    April 15, 2014  

    Ukraine’s military said it had regained control of a small airport just outside of Kramatorsk, a city close to rebel-controlled Sloviansk. The country’s acting president announced an operation to take back buildings held by separatists in at least nine cities in Eastern Ukraine. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports from Izyum, where Ukrainian forces are positioned. Continue reading

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