Inside the capital of ‘New Russia’: Once a bustling, wealthy city, Donetsk is now a ghost town

A fascinating look at how war can change a city’s destiny. Scroll down the main page of The Cryptosphere to see a compelling essay from a journalist embedded with the Ukranian troops at the airport itself.

National Post | News

[np_storybar title=”Ukraine denounces ‘pseudo-elections’ as regions controlled by pro-Russia rebels vote for new lawmakers” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/02/ukraine-denounces-pseudo-elections-as-regions-controlled-by-pro-russia-rebels-vote-for-lawmakers/”]

Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community.

Voting in the main rebel city of Donetsk proceeded in the presence of gunmen inside three polling stations visited by the AP.

Despite a cease-fire agreement being signed in September, fighting continues almost daily between government troops and rebel forces in the area. Ukrainian security officials have routinely maintained rebels are being supplied by Russia and said Sunday that they have noted an intensive transfer of weapons and troops from Russia. Russia has previously denied such claims.

Election organizers have cast the vote as a decisive development in the break from Ukrainian rule by the mainly Russian-speaking regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Around half the territory of those areas is…

View original post 1,519 more words

Advertisements


Categories: Hackers

Well, tell us what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: