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A banner with a portrait of Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko is seen during the funeral in Donetsk, Ukraine, September 2, 2018.

The slain leader of a Russian-backed republic in Ukraine was reportedly killed by a bomb planted on a chandelier

An explosive devise that killed the prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic was reportedly placed in a chandelier or floor lamp and ignited by a telephone call.
A Ukrainian soldier drinks coffee in the trenches outside of Avdiivka in April 2017.

Russian-backed separatists are using terrifying text messages to shock adversaries — and it’s changing the face of warfare

“Your son is killed in action,” read a message Russian-backed separatists sent to their adversaries' families. Using personal phones to terrify troops and their families takes psychological warfare to a new level, and a US Army colonel says the US military must adapt before its too late.
Mila, the school principal in Marinka, sits at her desk behind sandbags lining the windows in her office.

Meet the Ukrainian children who no longer fear bombs and bullets after more than 3 years of war

We interviewed kids in the village of Marinka in early April to hear their stories.
Ukrainian servicemen drive armored vehicles during military exercises in the Donetsk region.

4 Ukrainian soldiers killed, 4 more wounded as fighting surges again in the Donbas

Nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed thus far in October.

Russia is giving this high-tech RPG to separatists in Ukraine

The RPG-27 was developed by Russia in 1989.

Ukrainian soldiers are pretending to be SEAL Team 6 to scare Russian-backed separatists

They even changed the name of one village street to "John McCain Street."

The Pentagon wants to arm Ukraine in order to deter Russia

The plans were announced as relations between the US and Russia continue to deteriorate.

5 more Ukrainian soldiers have been killed as a bloody surge in fighting continues

Fifteen soldiers have been killed and 24 more have been wounded in the last three days.

Polish foreign minister: Russia may respond to US strike on Syria by escalating war in Ukraine

The Polish foreign minister says Russian might respond to the US strike in Syria by escalating the war in Ukraine.