Mariupol

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    January 30, 2015  

    Fierce fighting has resumed between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in Eastern Ukraine, killing civilians on both sides. Meanwhile, scheduled peace talks were abandoned when rebel delegates refused to participate. Judy Woodruff talks to Shaun Walker of The Guardian about how civilians are coping with violence and and shortages. Continue reading

  • Protest in Ukraine
    May 21, 2014  

    In Mariupol, the local police have been joined by thousands of steel workers in patrolling the streets. This is the brainchild of Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, who after sitting on the fence for many months in the struggle between Moscow and Kiev, has begun to take action to keep the lid on hostilities in Eastern Ukraine. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

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    May 9, 2014  

    Scores of Ukrainian soldiers made their way through the streets of Mariupol with armored personnel carriers as part of an ongoing operation to evict the pro-Russian militias that have taken over government buildings in Eastern Ukraine. For a closer look, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Independent Television News’ Alex Thomson, who was in Mariupol during the conflict and reports from the city of Donetsk. Continue reading

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    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

  • Firefighters extinguish a fire that erupted in a building following fierce fighting in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on May 9, 2014. Fierce fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels broke out in Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, all but one of them insurgents, according to the interior minister. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images
    May 9, 2014   BY Jordan Vesey 

    Fighting broke out in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. The violence erupted Friday when pro-Russian separatists attempted to seize police headquarters in Mariupol, an important industrial town of 500,000 on the Sea of Azov, … Continue reading