Ukraine: Twitter Accounts To Follow

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on March 06 2014 7:22 PM
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There's a lot of information coming out of Ukraine, so much so that it's daunting to accurately follow what's happening. While digital news outlets are quick to jump on stories, Twitter has become a source for breaking news, especially in places like Ukraine. 

Here are 10 Twitter accounts that are highly active in Ukraine. Seven are international journalists, one is a revolutionary-leaning newspaper, another is a Russian ministry and one is a active voice in the EuroMaidan movement. If you're looking for the latest from the Ukraine, these are the Twitter accounts to pay attention to.

Kyiv Post: A source for news coming from the Kiev, the newly established government and revolutionary voices. Visibly leans in favor of the revolution and in favor of Ukraine turning to Europe. 

— KyivPost (@KyivPost) March 6, 2014

Ben Wedeman - CNN, senior international correspondent: A respected journalist who is currently reporting out of Crimea. 

— benwedeman (@bencnn) March 4, 2014

David M. Herszenhorn - Moscow reporter, New York Times: Another key journalist currently reporting from Crimea. Often tweets great photos. This is what Crimea really looks like.

— David M. Herszenhorn (@herszenhorn) March 6, 2014

Shaun Walker - The Guardian, Moscow correspondent: Shaun Walker is reporting from Crimea and tweets frequently. An important source for information on the ground.

— Shaun Walker (@shaunwalker7) March 6, 2014

Will Vernon - BBC World: Currently reporting from Crimea. Excellent coverage of all the events taking place in regard to the Russian and Ukrainian militaries and the events in Sevastopol.

— Will Vernon (@BBCWillVernon) March 6, 2014

Kevin Bishop - BBC, Acting Bureau Chief, Moscow: Reporting from Crimea, Sevastopol specifically. Recently had a visit to the Ukrainian Navy ship Slavutich (where he was blocked by Cossacks from leaving).

— Kevin Bishop (@bishopk) March 6, 2014

Roland Oliphant - Telegraph, Moscow correspondent: Reporting out of Crimea. Often retweets from other journalists on the ground in Ukraine. He's been doing a survey of Ukrainian cats lately on his Instagram, aptly titled CATS OF WAR. A nice break from the often-upsetting news coming out of Ukraine.

— Roland Oliphant (@RolandOliphant) March 6, 2014

Simon Shuster - Time, Moscow: More on-the-ground coverage in Ukraine. A great source for longer, in-depth pieces on Ukraine. 

— Simon Shuster (@shustry) March 4, 2014

Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is clearly a government entity, but if you're looking for breaking news from the Russians, this is one place to get it. It's not a news agency; instead their account posts official updates and statements from the Russian MFA. Often links to Itar-Tass, the Russian government press. To be taken with a grain of salt. Don't bother following Putin.

— MFA Russia (@mfa_russia) March 6, 2014

Kateryna Kruk, activist and political scientist: A member of the EuroMaidan movement. Her highly active account has attracted the attention of Western journalists. She updates on the overall situation in Ukraine, but more specifically on news coming from Kiev and the newly elected government.

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