John Wendle

War & Conflict

Avdiivka, evacuating again as fighting escalates

Civilians in Avdiivka wonder if they will survive the cold nights and random, incessant shelling.

Science & Technology

Mobile phone: A bridge to past and future for refugees

No single item can hold the connections to home and make a life-or-death difference like the ubiquitous smartphone.


Tearing down Ukraine's communist past

New laws order replacement of Soviet-era monuments and memorials with Ukrainian nationalist symbols.

War & Conflict

Ukraine's Mariupol still on edge as fighting wanes

Despite the ceasefire, key industrial city is a strategic focus of Russian-backed rebel forces.

War & Conflict

Life on Ukraine's front line

With the new ceasefire suffering violations, it remains to be seen if front-line fighting can be halted.

War & Conflict

Ukraine's front-line fighters balk at peace

With repeated ceasefire violations, it remains to be seen if the two sides will lay down their arms and end the war.


Ukraine's rapidly growing IDP problem

Some 473,000 Ukrainians have been displaced as fighting continues - nearly double from two months ago, UN says.


Ukraine vote: A view from the war-torn east

In Semyonivka, where the Ukraine army is blamed for razing the village, any voting can be seen as a win for democracy.


Ukraine president stakes future on snap poll

Ukrainians brace for parliamentary election against the backdrop of months of conflict and mounting unrest.

War & Conflict

In Pictures: Destruction in Ukraine's Luhansk

More than 500 people have been killed in the contested city, where a shaky ceasefire holds.


Ukraine civilians say ceasefire won't hold

Ukraine ceasefire has been repeatedly violated by shelling from both sides.


Mariupol hopes for a truce it can believe in

Residents and soldiers in flashpoint port city of Mariupol doubt latest ceasefire will end conflict in Ukraine.