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April 15, 2017
Three years on, hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war
Donetsk, Ukraine (AFP) April 13, 2017
After three years of war, Irina and her husband Arkady have all but lost hope of ever seeing the day the big guns fall silent and Ukraine becomes whole again. The middle-aged couple live in the shelled-out northern outskirts of the Russian-backed separatist rebels' de facto capital city of Donetsk in the eastern industrial heartland of the divided former Soviet state. They speak Russian like those around them and think of the fighting that invaded their lives three years ago on Thursday as a per ... read more

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