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    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater military aid
    Sep18

    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater military aid

    Petro Poroshenko asks US to authorise military equipment for Ukrainian forces, and says one cannot win the war with blanketsUkrainian president Petro Poroshenko called on the US to provide his forces with military weapons to fight Russia, in an emotional appeal to a joint session of Congress in which he claimed the world was on the edge of a new...

    Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been into Vladimir Putin’s black hole of fear
    Sep18

    Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been into Vladimir Putin’s black hole of fear

    The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. We are back in Soviet times of total lies -I remember that as a child I read about black holes in a popular science magazine about space and it scared me. The idea of our world being sucked into these breaks in the universe kept bothering me until I realised that...

    Putin’s aggression has left Europe in pre-war state, says top Russian writer
    Sep18

    Putin’s aggression has left Europe in pre-war state, says top Russian writer

    In an essay for the Guardian, Mikhail Shishkin describes president as an ‘insipid colonel’ terrified of losing powerRussia’s pre-eminent literary novelist today warns that Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine amounts to a “black hole” that threatens to suck in the whole of Europe.In an essay for the Guardian,...

    Sep18

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    Russia tightens control over Kyrgyzstan
    Sep18

    Russia tightens control over Kyrgyzstan

    As EU imposes new sanctions on state-owned companies, Gazprom and Rosneft invest heavily in Central Asian state While Russias relationship with Ukraine has been grabbing the headlines, Moscow has been steadily strengthening its foothold in another of the post-Soviet states Kyrgyzstan. In the past few years Russia has written off half a billion...

    Former Ukraine midfielder Andriy Gusin, 41, dies in motorbike accident
    Sep17

    Former Ukraine midfielder Andriy Gusin, 41, dies in motorbike accident

    Gusin won 71 caps, including at Germany World Cup Was assistant coach at Anzhi Makhachkala until MayThe former Ukraine midfielder Andriy Gusin, who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals, has died in a motorbike accident, aged 41.Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five World Cup matches in Germany, and...

    Ukraine: how to close the door on Putin | Timothy Garton Ash
    Sep17

    Ukraine: how to close the door on Putin | Timothy Garton Ash

    Europe can resolve this crisis and counter Russias aggression, but it needs a clear 10-year planThe European Union must develop a 10-year plan for Ukraine. This plan will also define what Europe itself will be a decade hence. In tribute to Europes pivotal politician, who has clearly led Europes evolving policy towards Ukraine, we might call it...

    MH17 victims son grieves in his own way  by talking about Ukraine’s suffering
    Sep17

    MH17 victims son grieves in his own way by talking about Ukraine’s suffering

    Australian Paul Guard lost his parents, Jill and Roger, when MH17 was brought down. But bringing their bodies home matters much less to him than honouring their rational approach to life and seeing a peaceful resolution to the conflict Paul Guard knows he is unusual. There are expectations of how people are meant to respond when something...

    Ukraine ratifies EU integration deal
    Sep16

    Ukraine ratifies EU integration deal

    Parliament passes agreement that had led to revolution as it grants wide-ranging autonomy to eastern regionsUkraine’s parliament has ratified an agreement that will integrate the country with the European Union the same document which the former president Viktor Yanukovych backed out of signing last year, leading to protests that ended in...

    Conspiracy theories used to be just for eccentrics. Now sensible people are getting carried away with them too | Dorian Lynskey
    Sep16

    Conspiracy theories used to be just for eccentrics. Now sensible people are getting carried away with them too | Dorian Lynskey

    In a poll, 42% of Scots said they thought the government was probably covering up a secret oilfield near Shetland. But such a plot would require a degree of ambition and cunning hitherto unglimpsed in the no campaignThere are many sound reasons for Scots to vote yes on Thursday but a secret oilfield near Shetland is not one of them. The story...

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