Ukraine


Despite Trump’s Criticism Of NATO, Poland Seeks A Permanent U.S. Military Base In The Country

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda visited Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 and met with President Donald Trump. This visit might have been like any other official visit by a head of state to the White House, but its political impact was highlighted by the Polish President’s request to the […]


UN Seeks To Strengthen Child Protections In Armed Conflict, Ignores Violations Of Various Parties

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2427 on July 9, aimed at strengthening and mainstreaming the protections for children in conflict zones. The resolution strongly condemns the use of children in armed conflict, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the denial of humanitarian access to children. Secretary-General António Guterres […]


Murder Of Roma Man By Far Right Reveals History Of Racist Violence In Ukraine

An attack in the late night hours of July 23rd left a young Romani man dead and four others wounded, including a 10-year-old child. The 24-year-old was stabbed where he lay sleeping, in a Romani encampment outside Lviv, a province in Western Ukraine. According to Al Jazeera, the suspected perpetrators of […]


War-torn Eastern Ukraine’s Classrooms Riddled With Bullet Holes

According to a statement released on 4 May by The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 200,000 children in war-torn eastern Ukraine are forced to learn in classrooms riddled with bullet holes and school-grounds scattered with metal remnants of war. The ongoing conflict between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists has severely […]


Savchenko Stripped Of Immunity In Ukraine, Implicated In Terror Plot

Nadiya Savchenko, a national Ukrainian hero and lawmaker, was detained by Ukraine on March 15th over a possible plot to overthrow the Ukrainian government. Ukrainian parliament members voted to strip her of all political immunity for she was accused of planning a large-scale attack on the government through weaponry acquired […]


Four Years And Counting: Conflict In Donbass

As the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters the fourth year, violence and disruption continue to affect the lives of the 600,000 people living either side of the ‘contact line’, of which one-sixth are children. Whilst the majority of the low-intensity conflict between Ukraine’s military and Russian-backed separatists plays out in […]


Ukraine’s Parliament Terms Russia “Aggressor” State

After three days of heated discussion in parliament, last Thursday Ukraine passed a law declaring areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east as being under “temporary occupation” by Russia. The “Donbass reintegration law” was submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and adopted with the support of 280 lawmakers […]


Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]