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    Ukraine’s revolution dream stalling due to war in the east and political stasis
    Aug05

    Ukraine’s revolution dream stalling due to war in the east and political stasis

    President Yanukovych is long gone, but war-weariness and a sense of politics as usual are fostering whispers of a ‘new Maidan’ Nearly six months after the decisive battles between protesters and police on Kiev’s Independence Square, the charred barricades of burned tyres and twisted metal still stand in memorial to the more than...

    Russia’s Eurasian vision contest
    Aug05

    Russia’s Eurasian vision contest

    Putin’s long-term vision is to build a rival EU – or an EAU, the Eurasian Union trade zoneThe escalating conflict in Ukraine between the Western-backed government and Russian-backed separatists has focused attention on a fundamental question: what are the Kremlin’s long-term objectives? Though Russian President Vladimir...

    Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine ‘use ambulances to move fighters’
    Aug05

    Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine ‘use ambulances to move fighters’

    Human Rights Watch report says rebels expropriated emergency vehicles, and criticises both sides for using imprecise weaponryPro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have expropriated ambulances to transport able-bodied fighters and threatened medical staff, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report due out on Tuesday.The organisation, which...

    MH17 investigators frustrated at limited access due to fighting
    Aug05

    MH17 investigators frustrated at limited access due to fighting

    Renewed violence between separatists and government forces in Ukraine has limited the ability of officials to carry out mission Worsening clashes between separatists and government forces in Ukraine have again frustrated investigators trying to recover bodies and possessions from the MH17 crash site.The joint team of Australian, Dutch and...

    Is western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis anti-Russian?
    Aug04

    Is western media coverage of the Ukraine crisis anti-Russian?

    Many column inches have been devoted to analysing biased Russian media reports of the Ukraine crisis, but is coverage in the west as objective as it should be?In war, it is said, truth is the first casualty. That has certainly been the case with the conflict in Ukraine.The western media however are not guilt free. Almost routinely they have...

    Russia’s tank biathlon world championship kicks off outside Moscow
    Aug04

    Russia’s tank biathlon world championship kicks off outside Moscow

    Teams from ex-USSR republics and Nato were supposed to compete, but event takes place amid new diplomatic lowIt was meant to be a celebration of peace, love and tanks as former cold war foes raced through obstacles and fired at targets.Instead, Russia’s tank biathlon world championship, which started on Monday at testing grounds outside...

    Russia holds military exercises near Ukraine border
    Aug04

    Russia holds military exercises near Ukraine border

    Air force says 100 aircraft will participate and conduct missile practice, as Ukrainian army advances on rebel-held DonetskRussia is conducting military exercises with more than 100 aircraft in the country’s central and western districts, in a show of strength near the border with Ukraine.A Russian air force spokesman, Igor Klimov, told the...

    MH17: memorial service held in Perth for three Australian children killed  video
    Aug04

    MH17: memorial service held in Perth for three Australian children killed  video

    A memorial service for three children and their grandfather who were killed over Ukraine on flight MH17 has been held in Perth, Western Australia. The children’s parents, Rin Morris and Anthony Maslin, paid tribute to Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin and to Nick Morris in front of about 1,000 mourners at Scotch College. Maslin said his children had...

    Ukrainian army closes in on Donetsk as rebel fighters call on Russia for help
    Aug03

    Ukrainian army closes in on Donetsk as rebel fighters call on Russia for help

    Advances by Ukrainian army lead to intense fighting as separatists renew calls for Moscow to send troopsFighting has raged on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tried to seize control of the rebel stronghold.The separatists, who are in danger of being encircled, have renewed their calls for Russia to send troops to...

    If it is hard for the west to confront Russia, it can still support Ukraine
    Aug03

    If it is hard for the west to confront Russia, it can still support Ukraine

    Moscow would come off worse in any round of sanctions. But offering aid and trade to Kiev might send a stronger messageRelations between Russia and the west are at their lowest ebb since the end of the cold war a quarter of a century ago. Europe and America say missiles supplied by the Kremlin to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine were...

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