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    UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’
    Oct14

    UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’

    Saatchi agency hired to run range of projects, from ‘rebranding’ Ukraine to influencing Russian-speaking minorities in Baltic statesBritain is seeking to counter a cold war-style “information war” by investing in a range of projects, from “rebranding” Ukraine to influencing Russian speakers in Baltic states.The UK’s efforts have...

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family
    Oct07

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family

    One crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, a young Ukrainian woman born and raised in the poor suburbs of Kiev, who is torn between playing football and looking after her family.Alina’s life has always been based around playing football and she was considered for the Ukrainian football team. Her coach knows she is talented but Alina is...

    The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas
    Oct01

    The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas

    The outgoing EU ambassador to Russia identifies a deep and dangerous clash of values between Moscow and the west, epitomised by the Ukraine crisisWhen I arrived in Moscow as the EU’s ambassador to Russia four years ago, relations between the two blocs were strained but functional. Within months, though, Russia would annex Crimea and...

    West’s rift with Russia ‘will last until Vladimir Putin goes’
    Sep30

    West’s rift with Russia ‘will last until Vladimir Putin goes’

    Outgoing EU envoy to Moscow says Brussels should help Ukraine by offering it a path to membershipRelations between Russia and the EU are stuck in a “deep and acute” crisis and are unlikely to improve until President Vladimir Putin leaves office and the conflict in Ukraine is resolved – events that could be many years away, the outgoing EU...

    Crimean Tatar leader convicted of ‘separatism’ will not seek clemency
    Sep29

    Crimean Tatar leader convicted of ‘separatism’ will not seek clemency

    Ilmi Umerov, who was sentenced to jail for comments about Russia’s annexation, says he will not ask for mercy despite illnessesA Crimean Tatar leader sentenced to two years in jail for opposing Russian rule in the annexed territory has said he will not appeal to the Kremlin for mercy, despite illnesses that mean his life could be at risk in...

    Paul Manafort: why Trump’s old ally could hold the key in Mueller’s Russia hunt
    Sep23

    Paul Manafort: why Trump’s old ally could hold the key in Mueller’s Russia hunt

    Trump’s ex-campaign chair is a major target for special counsel Mueller, and an indictment may not be far off – which could change everything for the presidentWhen Paul Manafort, the former Washington super-lobbyist, bought an apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan for $3.7m in 2006, there was no reason at the time to read the hand of...

    The billionaires investing in Cyprus in exchange for EU passports
    Sep17

    The billionaires investing in Cyprus in exchange for EU passports

    Businesspeople and those with political influence from Russia and Ukraine among hundreds granted citizenship for moneyA leaked list of names of those who have benefited from Cyprus’s citizenship-by-investment programmes represents a detailed insight into the panoply of clients behind schemes providing passports to the super rich.It also...

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine
    Sep17

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine

    Passports issued under ‘golden visa’ scheme raises €4bn since 2013, according to papers seen by the GuardianBillionaire Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian elites accused of corruption are among hundreds of people who have acquired EU passports under controversial “golden visa” schemes, the Guardian has learnt.The government of Cyprus has...

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine
    Sep17

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine

    Passports issued under ‘golden visa’ scheme raises €4bn since 2013, according to papers seen by the GuardianBillionaire Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian elites accused of corruption are among hundreds of people who have acquired EU passports under controversial “golden visa” schemes, the Guardian has learnt.The government of Cyprus has...

    Envoy welcomes Russian idea for UN troops in eastern Ukraine
    Sep16

    Envoy welcomes Russian idea for UN troops in eastern Ukraine

    Suggestion by Putin offers more options for resolving conflict in the region, says Kurt VolkerRussia’s apparent backing for the possible deployment of UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine gives negotiators more ideas with which to seek a resolution to the separatist conflict, the US envoy to the Ukraine peace talks has said.The Russian...

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