Russia aggression in Ukraine tests new U.S. administration
February 2, 2017
AVDIIVKA, Ukraine – Russian-backed separatists kept up a rocket and artillery attack on this frigid city Wednesday, in a surge in violence that could pose an early, difficult foreign policy challenge to the new Trump administration.
A planned evacuation of Avdiivka, organized by the Ukrainian government, found few takers Wednesday. Only 145 residents chose to board buses that would take them away from the fighting; 88 of them were children.