When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

When war in Ukraine equals domestic violence at home

Thanks goes to RFE/RL reporter Claire Bigg for this interview – (WNN/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Lady Liberty) KYIV, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country. Aliona Zubchenko, the spokeswoman for the Kyiv-based International Women’s Rights […]

Ukrainian-American author Maria Lewytzkyj opens our eyes toward Russia & Ukraine

Ukrainian-American author Maria Lewytzkyj opens our eyes toward Russia & Ukraine

Maria Lewytzkyj with Lys Anzia – WNN Interview (WNN) San Francisco, California, U.S., AMERICAS: Exploring the current situation for Ukranians who want to prevent what they call a Russian ‘invasion’ of their country, ex-CIA analyst and foreign policy writer Maria Lewytzkyj brings the issues covering the recent political struggles in Ukraine to the public in […]

These women are giving birth while fighting rages in eastern Ukraine

These women are giving birth while fighting rages in eastern Ukraine

Anna Malpas – Global Post – Monday, 11 August 2014 (originally published 10 Aug) DONETSK, Ukraine — Just a pink cap was visible as Larisa held her daughter Yeva swathed in a blanket on Sunday, sitting in the cellar of Donetsk’s largest maternity hospital, where she gave birth days ago amid heavy shelling. As mortar […]

The Untold Story of the Ukrainian Revolution: For and by Women

The Untold Story of the Ukrainian Revolution: For and by Women

Natalia Karbowska – Epoch Times – Thursday, 06 March 2014 (originally published 04 Mar) News from Ukraine is moving so fast that, if you don’t look closely, you’ll miss the untold story: a revolution for and by Ukrainian women. People referred to Maidan as a force of “male heroes” while delegating women to cook, clean, […]

Ukraine based FEMEN protesters continue to hit hard message home

Ukraine based FEMEN protesters continue to hit hard message home

James Brooke – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Kiev, UKRAINE: At first, protests by Ukrainian feminist group Femen were ignored by the media.  But two years ago the women started taking off their shirts.  In recent months, their tactic has spread to France, Canada, and Brazil. Back home, in a basement office in downtown Kiev, Oleksandra Shevchenko, a […]

UKRAINE: Former woman Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko denied release from prison

UKRAINE: Former woman Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko denied release from prison

Reporters Pavel Polityuk and Sebastian Moffett with writer Richard Balmforth (WNN/Reuters/Trustlaw) Kiev, UKRAINE: A Ukrainian high court rejected an appeal on Wednesday by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko against her conviction for abuse of office, leaving her in jail and Ukraine’s relations with the West severely strained. Tymoshenko’s defence lawyer said the ruling by a […]