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Growing desperation in eastern Ukraine as conditions worsen

The mounting humanitarian crisis is being ignored by Western media, writes Séamus Martin.

31st August, 2014
A driver of a Russian lorry, part of a humanitarian aid convoy, inspects shell damage in Luhansk. Picture: Getty

The mooted Ukrainian membership of Nato has attracted far greater attention in the western media than a growing humanitarian crisis in the areas of eastern Ukraine held by rebel forces, which are under attack by the Ukrainian army and the militias that support it.

Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatsenyuk’s statement that the matter of Nato membership has been reopened brought a positive response from the organisation’s general secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who said the alliance...

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