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VIDEO: Forgotten People

In March 2015, The Nose travelled to Sloviansk and other government-controlled areas of east Ukraine to find out what was being done to support those fleeing the fighting. With over 1 million displaced people now living across Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis worsens by the day, despite the fragile ceasefire. We talked to local volunteers, Western NGOs… Continue reading VIDEO: Forgotten People

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After the bullets and shells, it is Ukrainian red-tape causing a million refugees to suffer

As published in The Independent by Francesca Ebel Lyudmila Shabanova says she has been forgotten by her own government. When she and her husband fled the “living hell” of Ukraine’s battle with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the town of Avdiivka, she cursed the rebels and blamed Putin for the destruction of her city. Now in… Continue reading After the bullets and shells, it is Ukrainian red-tape causing a million refugees to suffer

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How Ukraine Paraded its Independence

Today, Ukraine celebrates its independence day marking the date that it officially separated from the Soviet Union in 1991. In Kyiv, yellow and blue flags fluttered over the capital whilst crowds of people – some adorned in garlands of flowers and traditional embroidery – headed down to the main square, the place where just a few… Continue reading How Ukraine Paraded its Independence

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Scarred by Ukraine Crossfire, Slovyansk Faces Long Road to Recovery

As published in The Moscow Times By Francesca Ebel In the weeks that have passed since Ukrainian government forces reclaimed Slovyansk, residents of the battle-scarred east Ukrainian city are still struggling to come to terms with its three-month occupation by pro-Russian rebels. At night, Slovyansk’s main square springs to life. Locals gather around the imposing… Continue reading Scarred by Ukraine Crossfire, Slovyansk Faces Long Road to Recovery