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Eastern Ukraine – The Civil War Continues

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For more almost a year turmoil, riots, military ground and air battles have been rife in Eastern Ukraine, after the Ukrainian Revolution in February 2014.

Both antagonists, the Ukrainian army and pro- Russian separatists, are using heavy artillery, tanks and Katyusha multiple rocket launchers.

Tragically, it is ordinary people who are most badly affected by these irregular military actions.

The local civilians are often forced to shelter in shelled tenement basements, without access to basic hygiene supplies or clean drinking water.

Words

rife: numerous, full of  something which is usually unpleasant.
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antagonist: a person who opposes other person, opponent.
antagonist in other languages

tenement: a larger building with flats for rent.
tenement in other languages

Read by Edwin John Skelton