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    Ukraine crisis – the view from Russia
    Oct24

    Ukraine crisis – the view from Russia

    Former Russian spy chief Nikolai Patrushev challenges western perspectives on the standoff between Moscow and Kiev in an interview with Rossiyskaya GazetaThe last few months have witnessed a coup détat in Ukraine, military operations by the Ukrainian authorities against the people of Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts and rabidly anti-Russian policies...

    G20: feelings about MH17 and Ukraine will have to be put aside for any productive discussion to happen | Malcolm Fraser
    Oct24

    G20: feelings about MH17 and Ukraine will have to be put aside for any productive discussion to happen | Malcolm Fraser

    If Ukraine is to be a cohesive, peaceful, prosperous country, the pro-Europeans and the pro-Russians will need to cooperate together and learn the art of compromiseIf the G20 is to operate as an effective organisation, its membership must learn to behave with civility to each other. How Australias prime minister Tony Abbott and Russias president...

    Can an election calm the crisis in Ukraine?
    Oct23

    Can an election calm the crisis in Ukraine?

    Analysis: President Petro Poroshenkos bloc is campaigning on a message of peace and unity ahead of Sundays election. But with the country so bitterly divided, parliament is likely to become another battlefield, writes Balázs Jarábik for Eurasia OutlookOctober in Kiev has brought a gorgeous Indian summer. The reprieve from autumns slow creep...

    George Soros: Russia poses existential threat to Europe
    Oct23

    George Soros: Russia poses existential threat to Europe

    Investor says Vladimir Putins aggressive nationalism challenges values and principles on which the EU was foundedGeorge Soros has warned that Russias expansionism poses an existential threat to the EU and called for greater material support for Ukraine.The investor and philanthropist argues that Vladimir Putins mix of authoritarianism and...

    Ukraine: girl narrowly escapes falling glass as Donetsk arena shelled – video
    Oct21

    Ukraine: girl narrowly escapes falling glass as Donetsk arena shelled – video

    CCTV footage catches the moment a girl narrowly escapes a massive piece of glass falling from Donetsk Donbass arena. A large part of the glass facade comes away after intense shelling on Monday. Shelling is continuing in the rebel-held city despite a ceasefire agreement between rebels and Ukrainian military … …read more Source: The...

    Cluster bombs used in eastern Ukraine, says human rights group
    Oct21

    Cluster bombs used in eastern Ukraine, says human rights group

    Human Rights Watch evidence suggests use by Ukrainian government forces – and possibly rebels – in Donetsk attacksEvidence collected by New York-based Human Rights Watch suggests both government forces and pro-Russian separatists have used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine.A spokesmen for the Kiev governments military operation...

    John Craces sketch: scary times for the Russian submarine as the Commons harks back to Trafalgar
    Oct20

    John Craces sketch: scary times for the Russian submarine as the Commons harks back to Trafalgar

    The defence secretary must pretend the world depends on British armed services until Julian Brazier ruins the illusionThe Royal Navy is still, without doubt, the best in the world, said Labour MP Stephen Pound to rousing grunts of approval from the Conservative benches. How then is the minister planning to celebrate Trafalgar Day? Junior minister...

    Russian vessel hunted by Swedes likely to be midget sub, say military experts
    Oct20

    Russian vessel hunted by Swedes likely to be midget sub, say military experts

    Moscow denies entering Swedish waters but Nato says Russian military activity in Baltic has increased since Ukraine crisisSwedish armed forces widened the hunt for a suspected submarine on Monday, with helicopters, naval vessels and some 200 military personnel combing the Stockholm archipelago for foreign underwater activity.As the search...

    Explosion rocks pro-Russian rebel meeting in Donetsk – video
    Oct20

    Explosion rocks pro-Russian rebel meeting in Donetsk – video

    Rebel leaders duck for cover during a news conference in Donetsk as a powerful explosion rocks the building on Monday. The blast occurred around noon (0900 GMT) near a munitions factory in the city’s northeast, a stronghold for pro-Russian separatists. The Ukrainian military has denied responsibility for the blast, saying it had nothing to...

    Russian artist cuts off earlobe in protest at use of forced psychiatry on dissidents
    Oct20

    Russian artist cuts off earlobe in protest at use of forced psychiatry on dissidents

    Pyotr Pavlensky, who once nailed his scrotum to Red Squares cobblestones, says protest is over return to Soviet-era methodsA controversial Russian artist who once nailed his scrotum to the cobblestones of Red Square has been hospitalised after cutting off his earlobe to protest at the forced psychiatric treatment of dissidents.Pyotr Pavlensky, a...

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