Europe

Conflict

Oh, Donetsk airport, I knew you when

She remembers the Donetsk airport when it was a sad Soviet-era fixture. And when it was transformed, reimagined, for a 2012 European soccer tourney. Now it is rubble in fighting in eastern Ukraine, and she realizes " how little time it takes to destroy something which has been so painstakingly built."

Conflict

Several thousand civilians are trapped on Ukraine's latest battlefield

Heavy fighting is raging once again in eastern Ukraine. After five months of a fragile ceasefire, Ukrainian rebels went on the offensive again a couple of weeks ago, and the Ukrainian army has been fighting them in the town of Debaltseve. But along with the soldiers are several thousand civilians living in squalid conditions in the town.

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