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Maria Finoshina

Staying alive under fire: RT reporter joins Lugansk ambulance as city gets shelled
Emergency services in Lugansk have been busier than ever with the city getting its daily shelling by Kiev’s troops. An RT reporter spent a day with an ambulance crew there to learn how the city’s new everyday reality is blood and destruction.

14.07.2014 11:46

1 killed, 2 injured: Russia vows response to Ukraine shelling Russian city
An artillery shell from Ukraine has hit a private house in the Rostov region of Russia, killing a citizen and leaving two more injured. The Russian Foreign Ministry promises heavy consequences.

13.07.2014 06:36

30 civilians killed, orphanage destroyed as Kiev forces hit town near Donetsk – local militia
30 civilians have been killed in overnight shelling on Maryinka, a town near Donetsk, in southeastern Ukraine, by pro-Kiev military forces, according to estimates by self-defense forces.

12.07.2014 09:25

Donetsk, Lugansk fear humanitarian crisis as Kiev tightens grip on eastern Ukraine
As Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed plans to “liberate” the eastern cities of Lugansk and Donetsk, the two biggest towns in the country’s east fear that if sieges develop they will have a major humanitarian crisis on their hands.

08.07.2014 11:46

‘We sat in a basement and prayed they don’t shoot us’ – E.Ukraine refugees
With 100,000 Ukrainian refugees already in Russia, as UN says, those fleeing violence continue to cross the border day and night. RT’s reporter on the ground spoke to those who left the horrors of daily shelling for an uncertain future in a new land.

07.07.2014 11:22

‘They send us junk’: Kiev troops complain of poor ammunition, stale food, old maps
While Ukrainian authorities expect troops to spare no effort in bringing the south-eastern regions back under Kiev’s control, soldiers on the ground appear to doubt if the government is doing all it takes to provide for those it sends to warzones.

04.07.2014 05:39

‘They’ve come to kill us’: Ukrainian girls and women join fight against Kiev
With violence escalating in eastern Ukraine, the women of Lugansk are taking up arms alongside men, joining the fight against Kiev. The Women’s Battalion has girls as young as in their twenties, assembling Kalashnikovs and manning checkpoints.

02.07.2014 14:14

Soviet-era bunkers help Lugansk residents hide from Kiev troop shelling
Amid fierce conflict between Kiev troops and self-defense forces, residents in eastern Ukrainian regions are ready to hide in Soviet-era bomb shelters, which may protect them and their children from army air raids and artillery fire.

30.06.2014 09:28

Cameraman for Russia's top broadcaster killed in E. Ukraine
A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Kiev troops in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, said the broadcaster’s press service.

29.06.2014 21:41

​Militant rehab program in Syria's Homs seeks to heal war wounds
The Syrian city of Homs is slowly returning to relative normalcy after earning a reputation as a violent center of militancy and resistance to President Bashar Assad’s government in the nation’s ongoing civil war, RT’s Maria Finoshina reports.

12.06.2014 00:46

West has no right to give or refuse Syrian people legitimacy – Assad's advisor
The Syrian election does not need Western endorsement to be considered legitimate, it is the voices of Syrian people themselves that make the vote legitimate, President Assad’s media advisor, Bouthaina Shaaban told RT.

07.06.2014 03:34

‘It’s our right!’ Syria votes for president in controversial election amid civil war
Polling station across war-torn Syria have opened for the first multi-candidate presidential election in more than 40 years. Despite loud calls in and outside the country to boycott the vote, many Syrians still want their voices to be heard.

03.06.2014 04:28

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