Kristina Marinov


Artillery Shelling Kills Four Civilians In Eastern Ukraine

Four civilians have been killed by artillery shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka on Saturday, May 13th. Ukrainian officials blamed pro-Russian separatists for the deaths. Furthermore, a statement by Pavlo Zhebrivsky, the Ukrainian Governor of the Donetsk region, claimed that the shell hit a private house and “three […]


Syrian Safe Zones Deal Signed By Russia, Turkey, And Iran Comes Into Force

A deal signed between Russia, Turkey, and Iran, which envisions the establishment of four safe zones in Syria, came into effect at midnight on Friday, May 5th. The agreement calls for a ceasefire of conflict, the instalment of a flight exclusion area, unhindered supply of humanitarian aid, and the return […]


Political Deadlock And Increasing Ethnic Tensions In Macedonia

Macedonia is currently facing an ongoing political deadlock in the context of a growing nationalist movement and declining democratic principles. There are fears that there may be an inflammation of ethnic divisions in order to achieve political gains. On Thursday, April 27th, a group of nationalist protesters stormed Macedonia’s parliament […]


UNHCR Claims Thousands Fleeing Central Congo Amid Worsening Conflict

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has claimed that 11,000 refugees have recently fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Angola amid attacks from militia groups. Up to 9,000 people have left the country this month alone. The UNHCR has started to ship […]


NATO Deploys Troops In Poland As Part Of Policy Push Into The Baltics

A US-led NATO force was deployed in Orzysz, Poland on Thursday 13th April as part of NATO’s “Enhanced Forward Presence” into the Baltics. The first US troops were welcomed from the multinational force, which will consist of 900 US, 150 British, and 120 Romanian troops that are being stationed to […]


United Nations Security Council Says South Sudanese Government Is Ignoring Famine

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has claimed that the South Sudanese Government is ignoring the current famine crisis which is occurring as a result of the prolonged civil strife in the country. Making remarks to the Security Council on March 23rd, Guterres stated that “the Government has yet to express […]