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Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Eastern Europe & more for @BuzzFeedNews. Bylines: @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @thetimes @Guardian etc [email protected] Apr. 09, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

For @RFERL, I wrote about how Ukrainian soldiers fighting Russia-backed forces in the Donbas are bracing for the spread of the coronavirus to the front line and what the military is doing to protect them.  https://www.rferl.org/a/on-the-front-line-in-ukraine-soldiers-brace-to-fight-a-silent-deadly-enemy/30543932.html 

You may have thought that with the coronavirus ravaging countries around the world wars would pause.

Nope.

In eastern Ukraine, there has been a slight uptick in fighting.

 https://www.rferl.org/a/on-the-front-line-in-ukraine-soldiers-brace-to-fight-a-silent-deadly-enemy/30543932.html 

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today that it had recorded 19 conflict-related civilian casualties in Ukraine in March, including two deaths. Compared with Feb, "this is a 280% increase and the highest monthly figure since September 2019."

A powerful image underscoring the fact that despite the spread of the coronavirus, the war in eastern Ukraine grinds on. Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the first week of April; 11 more wounded.


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