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    The assassination of Boris Nemtsov shows that in Putin’s Russia, anything is permitted
    Mar06

    The assassination of Boris Nemtsov shows that in Putin’s Russia, anything is permitted

    The west can do very little to intervene as Putin hunkers down. Vladimir Putin. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky explores a concept that doesn’t translate easily into English. In Russian, it is vsedozvolennost. Dictionaries usually give “permissiveness” but that isn’t quite right. Literally,...

    Lawmakers urge Obama to arm Ukraine
    Mar06

    Lawmakers urge Obama to arm Ukraine

    Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source:...

    Survivor of horrifying mine explosion in Ukraine undergoes oxygen treatment in pressure chamber as death toll rises to 33
    Mar06

    Survivor of horrifying mine explosion in Ukraine undergoes oxygen treatment in pressure chamber as death toll rises to 33

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Andrei Serebrennikov, who was exposed to dangerous levels of methane, is being treated at the Regional Hospital of Occupational Diseases in Donetsk. …read more Source: Daily...

    Russian secret service ‘execute’ pro-Moscow militants who ‘shot down MH17′
    Mar06

    Russian secret service ‘execute’ pro-Moscow militants who ‘shot down MH17′

    THE Russian secret service “executed” the pro-Moscow militants suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, it has been claimed today. …read more Source:...

    VIDEO: Elderly, widowed, her home destroyed
    Mar06

    VIDEO: Elderly, widowed, her home destroyed

    There is little relief for civilians caught up in the conflict in Ukraine, as Fergal Keane reports. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine parliament votes to boost size of armed forces
    Mar05

    Ukraine parliament votes to boost size of armed forces

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to increase the country’s armed forces by a third to 250,000 personnel. Kviv is taking no chances, despite the… …read more Source:...

    Renzi urges Putin to help stabilise Libya
    Mar05

    Renzi urges Putin to help stabilise Libya

    Some western diplomats say push could hurt EU sanctions efforts against Russia …read more Source: Financial...

    ‘Large number’ of Russian troops dying in Ukraine says Vershbow
    Mar05

    ‘Large number’ of Russian troops dying in Ukraine says Vershbow

    Alexander Vershbow, the second most senior figure in NATO as its deputy secretary general, took the opportunity of a conference in Riga Thursday to claim that large numbers of Russian soldiers are dying in fighting in Eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Nato expansion and the Ukraine conflict | Letters
    Mar05

    Nato expansion and the Ukraine conflict | Letters

    Seumas Milne’s commentary on the situation in Ukraine (The demonisation of Russia risks paving the way for war, 5 March) contains errors in historical fact and in political judgment. Incidentally, these errors are also a regular feature of Russian statements, which Nato totally rejects. Nato has never been guilty of “military expansionism”,...

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda in Renzi’s first official visit to Moscow
    Mar05

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda in Renzi’s first official visit to Moscow

    Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has become the latest EU leader to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. The situation in eastern Ukraine was… …read more Source:...

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