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    Another take on Putin, Trump and Ukraine | Letters
    Feb07

    Another take on Putin, Trump and Ukraine | Letters

    Jonathan Freedland (First on the White House agenda: the collapse of the global order. Next, war?, 4 February) asserts that with his “swooning admirer” in the White House, Vladimir Putin “feels free to flex his muscles”, and has launched an offensive in eastern Ukraine. As so often in recent coverage of Russia, the opposite is the case. Moscow...

    No case for relaxation of Russia sanctions Boris Johnson to tell EU
    Feb06

    No case for relaxation of Russia sanctions Boris Johnson to tell EU

    Johnson to tell EU foreign ministers that UK position has not softened as he appears to blame Putin for recent violence in UkraineBoris Johnson has said the British government will insist on the EU maintaining its sanctions on Russia, in comments that appeared to blame Vladimir Putin for a recent outbreak of violence in east Ukraine.As he arrived...

    Donald Trump repeats his respect for ‘killer’ Vladimir Putin
    Feb05

    Donald Trump repeats his respect for ‘killer’ Vladimir Putin

    Asked on Fox about the Kremlin chief’s bloody reputation, the US president said: ‘We’ve got a lot of killers. Do you think our country’s so innocent?’Donald Trump has once again said that he respects Vladimir Putin, even though the Russian president is “a killer”.Speaking to Fox News, the president appeared to place the US...

    France raises concerns with Russia over fighting in Ukraine
    Feb03

    France raises concerns with Russia over fighting in Ukraine

    France raises issue in phone call, and EU foreign ministers meeting next week will urge Russia to rein in separatistsEuropean ministers will call on Moscow to rein in Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine after an escalation in violence that has killed at least 19 people and left thousands without heat, power or water in the depths of...

    UN envoy Nikki Haley criticises Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Feb03

    UN envoy Nikki Haley criticises Russian aggression in Ukraine

    New ambassador uses maiden speech to the security council to deliver the Trump administration’s first rebuke to MoscowThe Trump administration has severely criticised Russia for the first time with its newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations lambasting Moscow for its military intervention in Ukraine.Making her maiden address to a...

    Ukraine clashes leave several dead and test Trump’s Russia stance
    Feb01

    Ukraine clashes leave several dead and test Trump’s Russia stance

    Both sides accuse the other of shelling, and water and power shortages in -18C weather raise fears of humanitarian crisisParts of east Ukraine are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis as the worst violence for a year in the conflict between Kiev and Russia-backed separatists has left up to 19 dead and thousands of people without water and...

    Kiev and Kremlin trade blame over surge in fighting in east Ukraine
    Jan31

    Kiev and Kremlin trade blame over surge in fighting in east Ukraine

    Ukrainian military and Russia-backed rebels accuse each other of launching offensives despite Minsk ceasefire dealKiev and Moscow have blamed each other for a surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine that has led to the highest casualty toll in weeks and topower and water being cut off for thousands of civilians on the frontline. The Ukrainian...

    Millionaire’s family claims he was killed by Ukrainian bride
    Jan24

    Millionaire’s family claims he was killed by Ukrainian bride

    Family of Barry Pring tells Exeter inquest Ganna Ziuzina killed him for inheritanceThe family of a British millionaire has claimed he was murdered by his Ukrainian bride in Kiev so that she could inherit his fortune.Barry Pring, 47, died after celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife Ganna Ziuzina, 20 years his junior, in February...

    Millionaire’s family claims he was killed by Ukrainian bride
    Jan24

    Millionaire’s family claims he was killed by Ukrainian bride

    Family of Barry Pring tells Exeter inquest Ganna Ziuzina killed him for inheritanceThe family of a British millionaire has claimed he was murdered by his Ukrainian bride in Kiev so that she could inherit his fortune.Barry Pring, 47, died after celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife Ganna Ziuzina, 20 years his junior, in February...

    Why Ukrainians don’t like the the | Brief letters
    Jan23

    Why Ukrainians don’t like the the | Brief letters

    The Ukraine | Toast and relative risks | So many ‘so’s | And anyway | Weetabix in 1950s MaltaTony Burson (Letters, 21 January) asks why some countries are (or were) preceded by the definite article. In the case of Ukraine, it was in the past known as “the Ukraine”. However, the name is an Old Slavic word for “borderlands”, implying that the...

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