A resident peers from behind a blanket affixed to a window frame behind broken panes at an apartment in Debaltseve, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell last week to Russia-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A resident peers from behind a blanket affixed to a window frame behind broken panes at an apartment in Debaltseve, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. After weeks of relentless...

A resident peers from behind a blanket affixed to a window frame behind broken panes at an apartment in Debaltseve, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell last week to Russia-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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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