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    Vitali Klitschko: ‘It’s much easier to be heavyweight champion than to be mayor’
    May29

    Vitali Klitschko: ‘It’s much easier to be heavyweight champion than to be mayor’

    The Kiev mayor was one of the most dominant fighters of his era, and he says sport gave him skills he uses every day in his new careerBefore he became one of boxing’s most dominant heavyweight champions and even longer before he entered the decidedly more treacherous arena of Ukrainian politics, a teenage Vitali Klitschko led tourists...

    Liverpool to refund cup final tickets for fans with cancelled flights
    May25

    Liverpool to refund cup final tickets for fans with cancelled flights

    Club will reimburse 650 people who cannot make Champions League match in KievLiverpool have offered full refunds on tickets for the upcoming Champions League final in Ukraine to 650 fans whose flights have been cancelled, but ticket-holders called the travel problems an “absolute joke”. Two flights to Kiev were cancelled by the tour operator...

    MH17: Australia and Netherlands accuse Russia of complicity
    May25

    MH17: Australia and Netherlands accuse Russia of complicity

    Foreign minister says Australia will seek financial compensation from MoscowRussia is facing international calls to accept responsibility for the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which caused the deaths of all 298 people on board. Australia and the Netherlands accused Moscow of complicity in the incident on Friday, while...

    Liverpool fans brave transport misery for ‘chance of a lifetime’ final
    May25

    Liverpool fans brave transport misery for ‘chance of a lifetime’ final

    Businesses capitalising on Liverpool’s Champions League match with Real Madrid in Ukrainian capital KievWhen Anna and Ronnie Ellis each parted with £450 for a seat on an “executive” coach from Liverpool to Kiev, they were expecting a few little luxuries for the 30-hour journey to the Champions League football final. Plug sockets, a...

    Champions League: 1,000 Liverpool fans told Kiev flights cancelled
    May24

    Champions League: 1,000 Liverpool fans told Kiev flights cancelled

    Liverpool FC and mayors trying to find solution, after three Ukraine flights cancelledAbout 1,000 Liverpool fans who were planning to travel to Ukraine for Saturday’s Champions League final have been left stranded after three fans’ flights to the country were cancelled.The specialist tour operator Worldchoice Sports cut the flights...

    Q&A: What we know and don’t know about the downing of MH17
    May24

    Q&A: What we know and don’t know about the downing of MH17

    Investigation points to Russian missile in the shooting down of aircraft over Ukraine in 2014Q: What do international investigators say?A: Investigators said on Thursday that the missile which shot down flight MH17 in 2014 over eastern Ukraine came from Russia. Specifically, it originated with the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade based in the western...

    MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators
    May24

    MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators

    International team say evidence shows missile that brought down flight four years ago came from a Russia-based military unitDutch investigators say they have uncovered hard evidence that a Russian army missile system fired the missile that shot down flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014.The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was travelling from...

    Boris Johnson joins US in criticising Russia to Germany gas pipeline
    May22

    Boris Johnson joins US in criticising Russia to Germany gas pipeline

    Foreign secretary says Nord Stream 2 could leave Europe reliant on ‘malign’ RussiaThe UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has joined the US in condemning “divisive” German plans to press ahead with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, arguing it could leave European energy consumers heavily dependent...

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – death of the Soviet dream
    May20

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – death of the Soviet dream

    This account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is both moving and rigorously researchedThe first sign to the outer world that there was something wrong came at a power plant in Sweden on 28 April 1986. A chemist responsible for measuring radiation levels noticed what seemed like a malfunction: the alarm kept going off. He examined the shoe of a...

    They didn’t flip: Ukraine claims dolphin army captured by Russia went on hunger strike
    May17

    They didn’t flip: Ukraine claims dolphin army captured by Russia went on hunger strike

    Russia captured the dolphins in 2014 and says the trained mammals refused both to interact with their coaches, and to eatUkraine is home to some of the more adventurous military blue-sky thinking, mostly hangovers from the Soviet era. As well as a 160-meter high, 500-meter long radar, that was supposed to be able to warn of nuclear attack, it...

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