There are two drawbacks however to following Ukraine on Forbes or say New Republic.
- there is a day or two lag between an event in Ukraine and the time importent aspects are reported in Western media. For example, there were numerous reports from Donbas confirming the "referendum" held there was a sham, but by the time those appeared on Forbes the online discussions on the topic were already over.
- important news, such as crimes committed by separatists, often do not make it to Western media. One reason is it is hard to confirm anything that happenned on occupied territories. Another is that space in NYT or Spiegel is limited and expansive, and high quality western journalism avoids emotional triggers like crimes in favor of more substantial news and analysis. Yet, numerous crimes of Separatists happen, and deserve to be known to English speaking world.
For that reason I keep looking for websites that report "minor" news from Ukraine as much as "major". Here are my three best finds so far:
If you know more good ones, please let me know.