Wednesday, 8th February 2023

St. Nicholas brings Christmas magic to eastern Ukraine

Missiles can't stop what Ukrainian people call Magic Night, or St. Nicholas Day. This year, St. Nicholas also headed to Kyiv's train station and took a train to eastern Ukraine. Supported by UNICEF, he aims to bring joy to thousands of children in the war-torn region.


23 Feb 2018
The conflict in Eastern Ukraine has now been raging for almost four years. There is a peace deal in place but there are ceasefire violations on a daily basis. Hopes now rest on a UN peacekeeping mission.
25 Oct 2018
In four years of a simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine, some 2,000 people have been killed by landmines. Countless mines were laid in the chaotic early stages of the fighting.
20 Jul 2019
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has talked about the prospect of peace in eastern Ukraine with Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader said he was open to restarting negotiations under an international framework.
10 Apr 2021
Russia is reportedly amassing thousands of troops at its border with Ukraine, but the Kremlin denies that the buildup poses a threat. Is Ukraine facing the possibility of a Russian invasion?
25 Dec 2021
Ukraine's military and separatist forces both expressed a willingness to restore a truce, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation, which has logged an uptick in ceasefire violations of late.
23 Feb 2022
Tensions in eastern Ukraine have been rising for weeks. DW reports from the village of Vrubivka, where many are leaving and those who stay live in constant fear of shelling.