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    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...

    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...

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