A Ukrainian flag is seen behind a canon near the village of Luhanske, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

A Ukrainian flag is seen behind a canon near the village of Luhanske, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Ukrainian officials said they haven’t yet started pulling heavy weapons...

A Ukrainian flag is seen behind a canon near the village of Luhanske, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Ukrainian officials said they haven’t yet started pulling heavy weapons back from a frontline in eastern Ukraine because of continued rebel violations of a cease-fire deal. (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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