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An Emergencies Ministry member walks at a site of a Malaysia Airlines plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014.

It’s been 5 years since MH17 was shot down, killing 298 people. Here’s what happened, and why nobody has yet been held officially responsi...

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. Investigators blame four pro-Russian military officers.
A banner with a portrait of Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko is seen during the funeral in Donetsk, Ukraine, September 2, 2018.

The slain leader of a Russian-backed republic in Ukraine was reportedly killed by a bomb planted on a chandelier

An explosive devise that killed the prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic was reportedly placed in a chandelier or floor lamp and ignited by a telephone call.
Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko attends a news conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, October 11, 2014

The leader of the Russian-backed republic in Ukraine was just assassinated in a cafe bombing

Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko was killed after a bomb exploded in a downtown Donetsk cafe called "Separ," meaning "Separatist."
Armed men loyal to LPR Minister Igor Kornet block off a street in the centre of rebel-controlled city of Luhansk during a coup, Ukraine November 22, 2017

A surprising flare up in Ukraine’s ‘frozen’ war could reveal an internal rivalry between the Kremlin and Russia’s security age...

In a war that has only seen skirmishes and occasional flare ups, Ukraine's war in the Donbas momentarily went hot as a series of events happened last week
Ukrainian servicemen drive armored vehicles during military exercises in the Donetsk region.

4 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 more wounded as fighting surges again in the Donbas

Nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed thus far in October.