A boy stands in a crater from an explosion in the village of Chermalyk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

A boy stands in a crater from an explosion in the village of Chermalyk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters...

A boy stands in a crater from an explosion in the village of Chermalyk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Vedat Xhymshiti; is an independent journalist and war correspondent. He has reported on a number of Middle Eastern conflicts from the Arab Spring in 2010 to the current Syrian civil war. He has been published in various media including Der Spiegel, NY Times, TIME, Paris Match, Le Monde ect. He is specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy. Xhymshiti is also a print media critic, a columnist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and founder of THEFrontliner.net

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