Humanitarian crisis in Avdiivka

The New York Times at 6:30pm today shared this photo essay of citizens in Avdiivka. Pictured above: Bread was distributed by workers from the United Nations refugee agency. 

The town’s chief of emergency services and a British photographer were among the wounded.

We have had many flare-ups before and yet somehow the sides have pulled back, reverting to an uneasy, often violent static confrontational stance,” Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE ceasefire monitoring mission in Ukraine, said on Friday.

Now however the stakes are even higher, there is a potential humanitarian and ecological disaster about to unfold,” he added.

From the TelegraphLocals and aid agencies warn of ‘humanitarian disaster’ as Ukraine fighting sparks diplomatic crisis

📷 Credit Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Black Hat vs. White Hat

And the American, white hat opposite reported by The Verge:

Since Inauguration Day, several terrestrial radio stations from around the country have been dealing with the same problem: an unstoppable audio loop of YG and Nipsey Hussle’s track “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump).” Stations in South Carolina, Indiana, Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky have all had their signals hacked over the past two weeks resulting in unexpected airtime for “FDT,” according to multiplesources.

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