A Ukrainian soldier fires at a military drone during night combat against Russia-backed separatists on the front line near Novoluhansk in the Donetsk region on Nov. 14, 2019.
Photo by AFP
The war in eastern Ukraine is now in its sixth year. As the war has entered a “slower”, but no less deadly phase, attention, particularly in the west, has dropped off. Contributors to openDemocracy have sought to draw attention to a range of issues which tend to go unreported – activists trying to bridge the divide between Russia and Ukraine, issues around sexual violence and impunity, the fight for compensation for lost and damaged property, or the debate on the role of female soldiers.