The city in eastern Ukraine is strategically important. For weeks, Kyiv troops and separatists battled for control of Debaltseve. Lots of buildings have been destroyed; the humanitarian situation in Debaltseve is alarming.
German and Romanian officials have attended a memorial service for the 30,000 people, mostly Ukrainian Jews, murdered on October 22-23, 1941. The massacre has been a long overlooked page of WWII history — until now.
After the Catholic and Protestant churches, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the world's third-largest Christian faith. As a rift between its Ukrainian and Russian branches deepen, DW looks at its history and beliefs.
Russian media are calling it "Russia's Columbine." After a teenage gunman opened fire at a technical college on the annexed Crimean peninsula, Vladimir Putin is pointing fingers — and Russians are looking for answers.
Three boys were killed and a fourth was injured when they accidentally triggered a mine in eastern Ukraine, separatist officials said. The children attended a school in the separatist-controlled town of Horlivka.
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