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    Ukraine protests, 2014: Giorgio Bianchi’s prizewinning photography
    Jan20

    Ukraine protests, 2014: Giorgio Bianchi’s prizewinning photography

    When thousands of protesters battled police in Kiev’s Maidan last year, Giorgio Bianchi spent weeks capturing the clashes. What did he witness?• Beyond Kiev’s Barricades – in picturesMaidan Nezalezhnosti – or Independence Square – is the central square of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The scene of mass popular protest since the birth...

    Ukraine protests: Beyond Kiev’s Barricades – in pictures
    Jan20

    Ukraine protests: Beyond Kiev’s Barricades – in pictures

    Photographer Giorgio Bianchi spent several weeks in Ukraine in February 2014 documenting the violent clashes in the capital between demonstrators and police. His images capturing the protest, death and grief of that time have won him the Terry O’Neill award’s top prize. His work, and that of the other entrants, can be seen at the...

    Ukraine launches operation to reclaim lost ground around Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine launches operation to reclaim lost ground around Donetsk airport

    Russia’s deputy foreign minister said operation may lead to ‘irreversible consequences for Ukrainian statehood’Pro-Russia separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at Donetsk airport complex in the east of the country on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operation to reclaim lost ground in the region. Russia called the operation...

    Ukraine PM accuses Russia of sending more troops into east of the country – video
    Jan19

    Ukraine PM accuses Russia of sending more troops into east of the country – video

    Ukrainian prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk, says intelligence indicates Russia is continuing to send military personnel and equipment across the border. Yatsenyuk says the type of arms the pro-Russian rebels possess, including Buk missiles and tanks, are not available to buy on the open market and only the Russian Defence Ministry possess them....

    The Guardian view on Ukraine sanctions | Editorial
    Jan19

    The Guardian view on Ukraine sanctions | Editorial

    The fighting and dying in Ukraine goes on but diplomacy is at a standstill. Sanctions must remain until Putin chooses peaceDonetsk airport, its runways cratered by shelling, its buildings battered and its control tower decapitated, is a modern ruin that has long ceased to function. To lose lives over it seems senseless. Yet such is its symbolism...

    They were never there: Russia’s silence for families of troops killed in Ukraine
    Jan19

    They were never there: Russia’s silence for families of troops killed in Ukraine

    The Kremlin denies sending troops into the conflict in east Ukraine, but Russian relatives of those who have served and died across the border tell a different story A growing body of information about Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine has started to reveal a damning picture of Moscow’s intervention in the separatist conflict there,...

    On the Davos agenda: from Al Gore on global warming to fears over eurozone
    Jan19

    On the Davos agenda: from Al Gore on global warming to fears over eurozone

    Leaders and celebrities flock to Switzerland to discuss Ebola, oil and banks at World Economic ForumSnow on the roofs of the ski chalets at the upmarket ski resort may be one of the defining images of Davos, but it will be the warming of the planet that is at the top of the issues under discussion at the World Economic Forum.In the kind of...

    Russia’s rouble crisis poses threat to nine countries relying on remittances
    Jan18

    Russia’s rouble crisis poses threat to nine countries relying on remittances

    Drop in rouble value not only decimating amount sent home by workers from Caucasus and central Asia, but could lead to political unrestRussia’s rouble crisis is posing a major threat to countries along its southern fringe, whose economies rely heavily on billions of dollars shipped home every year by their own citizens working within...

    Ukraine troops retake Donetsk airport area with ‘mass operation’
    Jan18

    Ukraine troops retake Donetsk airport area with ‘mass operation’

    Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko says army’s offensive reclaims much of territory lost to pro-Russian separatists in recent weeksUkrainian troops launched a “mass operation” overnight, retaking almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine lost to separatists in recent weeks, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on...

    Drone footage shows scale of destruction in Donetsk, Ukraine – video
    Jan17

    Drone footage shows scale of destruction in Donetsk, Ukraine – video

    Aerial footage purports to show the destruction in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The airport, which is the scene of ongoing fighting, lies in ruins and the bodies of destroyed planes can be seen lying in the snow. The footage is believed to have been taken on Thursday by Army SOS, a citizen collective that raises funds for the Ukrainian...

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