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    Austria grants US request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash
    Feb21

    Austria grants US request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash

    Vienna court overturns a previous decision to reject extradition on the grounds it was politically motivatedAn Austrian court has granted a US request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash over bribery allegations.On Tuesday, the court in Vienna overturned a previous Austrian court decision to reject the extradition request on the grounds...

    Ukraine ambassador attacks Trump aides’ secret peace plan
    Feb20

    Ukraine ambassador attacks Trump aides’ secret peace plan

    Under deal reportedly discussed by allies of US president and Ukrainian politician Russian sanctions would be liftedA secret attempt to persuade Donald Trump to strike a deal that would involve Moscow keeping Crimea in return for ensuring peace in eastern Ukraine must be seen off, the Ukrainian ambassador to London has said.The New York Times...

    Ukraine’s frontline dentists: ‘This is how I serve my country’
    Feb19

    Ukraine’s frontline dentists: ‘This is how I serve my country’

    Volunteers of Ukrop Dental are helping military personnel and civilians in region where aid is woefully lackingIn an abandoned building on the road to no-man’s land, Ukraine’s frontline dentists are hard at work. These men and women have swapped the safety of their sterilised clinics across the country to join the fight against...

    Brut force: the winery in the middle of a war zone
    Feb17

    Brut force: the winery in the middle of a war zone

    The chaos of eastern Ukraine has taken a heavy toll on this Soviet-era winery, which once supplied more than half the countryYou would not know from Yuri’s calm demeanour, as he describes the bubbles rising in his champagne flute, that that we are only a few miles from the frontlines in eastern Ukraine. Related: Violence flares in war-weary...

    Bolsheviks capture Kiev – archive, 1918
    Feb16

    Bolsheviks capture Kiev – archive, 1918

    16 February 1918: Little by little the counter-revolutionaries were forced back by artillery and by bayonetsA report transmitted through the wireless stations of the Russian Government on February 11, announcing the capture of Kieff by Bolshevik troops, contains the following:–Events at Kieff took the following course. At the time when our troops...

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine warned as organising team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision 2017: Ukraine warned as organising team quits

    Organisation that founded song contest tells Ukraine’s public broadcaster to ‘stick to the timeline’ following mass resignationLast year, it stole the show with a haunting, politically-charged ballad about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tartars. Now Ukraine risks “nul points” for its hosting of the Eurovision song contest after...

    Ukraine publishers speak out against ban on Russian books
    Feb14

    Ukraine publishers speak out against ban on Russian books

    Latest skirmish in conflict with hostile neighbour will threaten domestic book trade, say leading figures from the industryUkrainian publishers have reacted angrily to their government’s ban on importing books from Russia, claiming it will create a black market and damage the domestic industry.The ban, passed by Ukraine’s parliament,...

    Avdiivka under fire as violence flares again on frontline of Ukraine war
    Feb14

    Avdiivka under fire as violence flares again on frontline of Ukraine war

    As Ukrainian forces trade shellfire with Russia-backed rebels, the residents of Avdiivka face endless stress and miseryNot much is audible over the noise of the hulking, powerful machinery at Avdiivka’s sprawling factory – except for the artillery barrages. Since the war started in 2014 more than 300 shells have fallen on the grounds of the...

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget
    Feb14

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget

    Foreign secretary criticised for diverting new £700m ‘empowerment fund’ away from countries in Africa and Middle EastBoris Johnson has been criticised for “siphoning off” from the UK’s foreign aid budget to fund diplomacy in former Soviet states and the Middle East via a new £700m “pro-democracy” fund.The row came as the...

    White House official refuses to say if Donald Trump supports Michael Flynn
    Feb13

    White House official refuses to say if Donald Trump supports Michael Flynn

    Stephen Miller says ‘it’s not for me to tell’ whether Trump supports national security adviser, who reportedly spoke with Russia about sanctions reliefA senior White House official has refused to say if Donald Trump supports his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who reportedly spoke with Russia’s ambassador about...

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