Ari Shapiro http://kccu.org en Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions http://kccu.org/post/opposing-protests-pull-eastern-ukraine-two-directions Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The deal struck in Geneva today aims to end the violence Ukraine has seen over the last few months. There were snipers shooting at protesters in Kiev's Independence Square. In eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists forced their way through police barricades to overtake government buildings. But not every protest has been violent. Today, people who oppose the separatists staged a demonstration in the city of Donetsk, and NPR's Ari Shapiro was there.<p>ARI SHAPIRO, BYLINE: This is Victory Park, right on the banks of the Kalmius River. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 54526 at http://kccu.org Ukrainian Tanks Roll In — But Above Them Russian Flags Fly http://kccu.org/post/ukrainian-tanks-roll-above-them-russian-flags-fly Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. We begin this hour with the latest from eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian military is continuing an operation to oust pro-Russian militants from occupied government buildings, but today, it experienced a setback. Ukraine's defense department confirms that some of its armored personnel carriers began flying the Russian flag. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 54458 at http://kccu.org Tank Movement Increases Tensions In Eastern Ukraine http://kccu.org/post/latest-eastern-ukraine Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Tensions remain very high this morning in Eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia demonstrators stormed the city hall in the city of Donetsk. And there are now reports this morning of several Ukrainian armored personnel carriers on the move in some cities flying Russian flags. To try and sort out what's going on, we have NPR's Ari Shapiro on the line. He is in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:14:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 54424 at http://kccu.org Ukraine's Army Launches Campaign Against Eastern Militants http://kccu.org/post/ukraines-army-launches-campaign-against-eastern-militants Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 54402 at http://kccu.org Ukraine Military Begins To Move Against Pro-Russian Separatists http://kccu.org/post/ukraine-military-begins-move-against-pro-russian-separatists Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>And I'm Kelly McEvers.<p>In Ukraine, the acting president says his military is now on the move against pro-Russian separatists who've taken over government buildings in Eastern Ukraine. This comes after the president gave the separatists an ultimatum to lay down their weapons, and they did not comply.<p>NPR's Ari Shapiro joins us from the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.<p>Ari, what exactly does the president mean? I mean, he calls this an anti-terror operation. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:17:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 54355 at http://kccu.org