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    Russia backs separatist vote in Ukraine
    Oct28

    Russia backs separatist vote in Ukraine

    Kiev accuses Moscow of violating shaky peace deal after foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will recognise Donbass pollsRussia has announced it will recognise separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, fuelling tensions with the countrys newly elected pro-western leaders as they negotiate on forming a coalition government.The rebel...

    Vladimir Putins Eurasian Economic Union gets ready to take on the world
    Oct28

    Vladimir Putins Eurasian Economic Union gets ready to take on the world

    Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus at heart of post-Soviet trading bloc that aspires to commerce but not communityUntil the last moment Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, held out for 7 October, to coincide with Vladimir Putins birthday. But in the end the parliament in Minsk ratified the treaty on Eurasian Economic Union on 9 October,...

    The Guardian view on Ukraines elections: farewell to the old politics | Editorial
    Oct27

    The Guardian view on Ukraines elections: farewell to the old politics | Editorial

    The voters have made their democratic choices. Vladimir Putin and his followers must respect themThe Ukrainian parliamentary elections have confirmed the countrys pro-European orientation and drawn into government a wide range of representatives of the social forces that brought about the Maidan revolution earlier this year. Not much remains of...

    Ukraine backed president’s pro-European direction, early count suggests
    Oct27

    Ukraine backed president’s pro-European direction, early count suggests

    Partial count suggests pro-European parties have won big in parliamentary elections, but Yanukovich allies spring surprisePro-Europe parties secured a big win in an election in Ukraine, a partial vote count suggested on Monday, with President Petro Poroshenko hailing peoples support for his plan to end a separatist war and pursue democratic...

    Petro Poroshenko set to consolidate power in Ukraine elections
    Oct26

    Petro Poroshenko set to consolidate power in Ukraine elections

    Exit polls suggest up to 25% for Poroshenko group with radicals and Maidan activists also set to gain votesExit polls in Ukraines parliamentary elections suggested that Sundays vote would cement the countrys new political course, seven months after the revolution that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovych.Forces loyal to President Petro...

    Ukraine voting in elections that could cement pro-western stance
    Oct26

    Ukraine voting in elections that could cement pro-western stance

    Parliamentary vote likely to widen divide between east and west of country as support expected for Petro PoroshenkoUkraine is voting in parliamentary elections that could cement a new pro-western course for the country, seven months after the revolution that toppled the former president, Viktor Yanukovych.But the vote comes while parts of eastern...

    Ukraine takes to the polls in presidential election – video
    Oct26

    Ukraine takes to the polls in presidential election – video

    Ukrainian residents cast their votes in the country’s first parliamentary elections since the fall of President Viktor Yanukovich. The poll is expected to underline support for the current president, Petro Poroshenko, and his mandate to end separatist conflict in the east. The election has been called early in an attempt to clear Yanukovich...

    Ukraine votes in parliamentary election
    Oct26

    Ukraine votes in parliamentary election

    First parliamentary poll since downfall of Yanukovich expected to strengthen President PoroshenkoUkrainians are voting in an election that is expected to strengthen President Petro Poroshenkos mandate to end a separatist conflict in the east of the country. Polling stations opened at 8.00 am (0600 GMT) on Sunday in the first parliamentary polls...

    The new generation running for parliament in Ukraine
    Oct25

    The new generation running for parliament in Ukraine

    Despite not being a party member and with an unusual route into politics, Alex Ryabchyn is in line to be one of the countrys newest MPsLast summer Alex Ryabchyn was completing a masters in international development at Sussex University. When he graduated he moved back to his native Donetsk, planning to enjoy a quiet life there with his wife and...

    Vladimir Putin blames US for Islamist terrorism and Ukraine conflict
    Oct24

    Vladimir Putin blames US for Islamist terrorism and Ukraine conflict

    President denies Russia has been aggressive in Ukraine and has encroached on the sovereignty of its neighboursVladimir Putin used a meeting with foreign journalists and Russia experts to rail against the United States and the current world order, blaming Washington for many current global problems, including unrest in Ukraine and Islamic...

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