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Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis


By: disasterphilanthropy After months of posturing while simultaneously denying any plans to attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assaults on multiple cities in Ukraine began overnight on Feb. 24 and have continued day and night since then. Related Brent Renaud, an American journalist, is killed in Ukraine. Nytimes.com The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) response to this crisis is […]

Brent Renaud, an American journalist, is killed in Ukraine. Nytimes.com


By Michael Schwirtz – Brent Renaud, an award-winning American filmmaker and journalist, was killed in Ukraine on Sunday while reporting in a suburb of the capital, Kyiv, according to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry. Mr. Renaud, 50, had worked for a number of American news and media organizations in the past, including HBO, NBC and The New […]

In New York, home to more Ukrainian immigrants than any U.S. city, residents mobilize to send support – Washingtonpost


NEW YORK — The Gatsby Social Club is a red-walled hideaway in Brooklyn where young Eastern European immigrants gather for mafia-themed role-playing games over coffee. But after an urgent appeal posted on social media this week, the club morphed into a factory churning out humanitarian supplies for Ukraine. Volunteers skipped work and ditched classes to […]

Kyiv city authorities say they are strengthening defenses after a “calm” night – From CNN’s Ivana Kottasova and Olga Voitovich in Kyiv

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The Ukrainian capital had a “calm” night on Sunday, Kyiv City Council said Monday morning — but authorities warned residents should remain home as fighting continued. Related: Is the Ukraine-Russia meeting a path forward or political sideshow? – Analysis by Nathan Hodge, CNN. “Overall, last night was calm, excluding some skirmishes and fights with sabotage […]

State media reports: Russian presidential aide talks with Ukraine, scheduled for noon Moscow time – From CNN’s Nathan Hodge in Moscow.

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A Russian presidential aide said talks between Russia and Ukraine near the Ukraine-Belarus border are anticipated to begin at noon Moscow time (4 a.m. ET) on Monday, Russian state news agency TASS reported.  Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, who is leading the Kremlin’s delegation, said his team was “ready for negotiations immediately after their (the Ukrainian side’s) arrival.” […]