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    Former Georgia leader claims political plot to force him from Ukraine
    Feb10

    Former Georgia leader claims political plot to force him from Ukraine

    Ukrainian court rejected Mikheil Saakashvili’s appeal for protection against extraditionThe former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili says he is the victim of an international plot to “squeeze” him out of Ukraine, where he has emerged as a vocal critic of the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko.A court in Kiev, the Ukrainian...

    Antony Beevor: why did Ukraine ban my book?
    Feb10

    Antony Beevor: why did Ukraine ban my book?

    After the Ukraine government condemned his book Stalingrad, Antony Beevor reflects on governments’ desire to alter the past and warns of the dangers of censorshipAccording to an old Spanish proverb, “history is a common meadow in which everyone can make hay”. It has also long been a battleground for the perpetuation of nationalist myths and...

    Stalingrad author Anthony Beevor speaks out over Ukraine book ban
    Feb10

    Stalingrad author Anthony Beevor speaks out over Ukraine book ban

    Historian says prohibition of his book, over passage detailing wartime murder of Jewish children by Ukrainian militia, is ‘utterly outrageous’Leading British historian Antony Beevor has described a Ukrainian ban on his award-winning book Stalingrad as “utterly outrageous”.The bestselling history, winner of the 1999 Samuel Johnson prize,...

    My grandfather, who finally came back from the second world war in 1981
    Feb10

    My grandfather, who finally came back from the second world war in 1981

    Katja Petrowskaja gained a grandfather when she was 10. He turned up after an absence of 40 years – but where had he been? And had he done or seen something so horrific it made it impossible for him to return? She resolved to find outI had two grandmothers with floral names: Rosa and Margarita. They were too old to enjoy their retirement, and...

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries
    Jan31

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

    War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on...

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries
    Jan31

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

    War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on...

    Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch
    Jan05

    Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch

    Death of a baby crushed by a man jumping from apartment block exposes religious divide in the Orthodox Christian countryThe death of a baby crushed by a drunk man who committed suicide by jumping out of an eighth-floor apartment in Ukraine has exposed the religious divide in the Orthodox Christian country.A Moscow-led church in the central city...

    Ukraine: killing of lawyer sparks protests against ‘criminal system’
    Jan05

    Ukraine: killing of lawyer sparks protests against ‘criminal system’

    Iryna Nozdrovska, whose body was discovered on 1 January, disappeared days after helping to block release from jail of nephew of a judge The brutal killing of a human rights lawyer in Kiev has sparked widespread anger and protests amid allegations of entrenched corruption within the Ukrainian justice system.Iryna Nozdrovska’s body was...

    Ukraine kidnappers release hostage after $1m bitcoin ransom paid
    Dec30

    Ukraine kidnappers release hostage after $1m bitcoin ransom paid

    Employee of UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange ‘safe, but stressed’ following capture by masked gunmen Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a UK-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1m in bitcoins as a ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday. Pavel Lerner, a...

    Stalin’s legacy lives on in city that slaves built – archive,  1994
    Dec29

    Stalin’s legacy lives on in city that slaves built – archive, 1994

    29 December 1994 James Meek in Norilsk talks to a victim of the gulag 50 years ago whose Arctic exile is still not overAt the end of the second world war, as Europe was preparing to celebrate its victory over fascism, the Soviet authorities arrested an entire school of teenage girls from western Ukraine, named them enemies of the people, took...

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