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    A Russian soldiers Ukraine selfies are not evidence, theyre war art | Jonathan Jones
    Aug01

    A Russian soldiers Ukraine selfies are not evidence, theyre war art | Jonathan Jones

    We should not mistake Alexander Sotkins Instagram images for military intelligence. They simply portray the hapless life of todays Russian soldierSelfies are not about to become the new military intelligence. They may, however, be the new war art.It is claimed that self-portraits posted on a Russian soldiers Instagram account may prove the...

    Australia says all MH17 bodies should be retrieved from crash site within days
    Aug01

    Australia says all MH17 bodies should be retrieved from crash site within days

    Russia, Ukraine and separatist leaders agree as 14-vehicle convoy heads for MH17 site after successful advance missionThe Australian government is increasingly confident it will be only a matter of days before the remaining bodies of MH17 victims and their effects are transported from the crash site in eastern Ukraine.The breakthrough came after...

    British Airways stopped flying over eastern Ukraine in early March
    Aug01

    British Airways stopped flying over eastern Ukraine in early March

    IAG boss Willie Walsh says decision to avoid conflict region taken months before downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17British Airways stopped flying over the conflict region in eastern Ukraine in early March, months before the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.Willie Walsh, the boss of BA’s parent company IAG, said its decision to...

    Fighting near site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leaves 14 dead
    Aug01

    Fighting near site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leaves 14 dead

    Deaths shatter brief lull across war-torn region as international experts head to wreckage of downed planeFourteen people have been killed, including at least 10 Ukrainian soldiers, in fighting overnight close to the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman has said.”In total it is known that 14...

    A century on, the first world war is still being played out | Timothy Garton Ash
    Aug01

    A century on, the first world war is still being played out | Timothy Garton Ash

    From Ukraine to Syria these wars are a legacy of the 1914 clash of empires and the patchwork territories left behindThere is war in Europe. No, Im not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914 (and rile John Humphrys). Im talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war ambiguous war, as a British parliamentary...

    Ben Jennings on Russia’s defiance  cartoon
    Jul31

    Ben Jennings on Russia’s defiance cartoon

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    Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putins soaring popularity at home |  Marc Bennetts
    Jul31

    Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putins soaring popularity at home | Marc Bennetts

    Neither western sanctions nor claims of Russias involvement in flight MH17 influence its citizens, who live on a diet of state propagandaThere is a satirical cartoon doing the rounds online in Russia that depicts a figure slouched in front of a television set, both the screen and the anonymous viewers brain filled with identical swirls of...

    Foreign investigators reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine
    Jul31

    Foreign investigators reach MH17 crash site in Ukraine

    Dutch and Australia experts expected to focus initially on retrieving bodies still on site and collecting victims’ belongingsAn international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine has reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17.Fighting between government troops and pro-Russian separatist rebels had kept the delegation from...

    Tony Abbott says airlines should tell passengers about routes over war zones
    Jul31

    Tony Abbott says airlines should tell passengers about routes over war zones

    However, the prime minister says he would not force Qantas to bypass IraqTony Abbott has called on airlines to tell passengers about flight routes over war zones, but resisted union demands for a prescriptive approach to force Qantas to bypass Iraq.The Transport Workers Union called on the government to compel all Australian-registered airlines...

    Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs
    Jul31

    Nato unprepared for potential threats from Russia, say MPs

    Cross-party report issued as group of former Russian and European defence ministers warn of risk of accidental warNato is ill-prepared to confront new threats posed by Russia, and members of the western military alliance may not have the collective political will to take concerted action to deter an attack, a cross-party group of MPs warn on...

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