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    Ukraine detains two Russian soldiers near Crimea border
    Nov22

    Ukraine detains two Russian soldiers near Crimea border

    Russia claimed servicemen were captured in Crimea while Ukrainian authorities said the soldiers were army deserters seized on their territoryUkrainian security services have detained two Russian soldiers near the border with Crimea, with Ukraine saying the men were deserters from the Ukrainian army detained on Ukrainian-controlled territory and...

    The new special relationship: what does Putin want from Trump?
    Nov20

    The new special relationship: what does Putin want from Trump?

    The unlikely love-in between the president-elect and a former KGB agent who built a career on hating America has spooked many US allies. And it raises serious questions – from the fate of Edward Snowden to whether GCHQ’s secrets are safeIt was, remarkably, their first phone call. Last week, on Monday, Donald Trump spoke to Vladimir Putin....

    Russia withdraws signature from international criminal court statute
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws signature from international criminal court statute

    Tribunal has not lived up to hopes of international community, Moscow says, day after ICC report on Crimea annexationRussia has said it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the international criminal court, a day after the court published a report classifying the Russian annexation of Crimea as an occupation.The...

    The dolphins used to treat PTSD in Ukrainian soldiers
    Nov16

    The dolphins used to treat PTSD in Ukrainian soldiers

    Trainers in Odessa say sessions can help veterans, as well as children with learning difficulties, but there are concerns about the animals’ welfare Ivan Golubev was a hyperactive child until his school in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine was attacked by gunfire. The trauma left him unable to to speak. A few months later he was on...

    Ukrainian MP throws punch over Kremlin links accusations – video
    Nov14

    Ukrainian MP throws punch over Kremlin links accusations – video

    A scuffle breaks out in Ukrainian parliament during a meeting after one MP accuses the other of having ties to the Kremlin in Russia. Punches are thrown by Opposition Party leader Yuriy Boyko in Kiev on Monday as Oleh Lyashko, the leader of Radical Party accused him of working with the Kremlin … …read more Source: The...

    Mapping the Trump factor: 10 countries and regions feeling the heat
    Nov11

    Mapping the Trump factor: 10 countries and regions feeling the heat

    Our writers outline what is at stake for those around the world likely to be immediately affected by Donald Trump’s presidency … …read more Source: The...

    Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region
    Nov07

    Mikheil Saakashvili quits as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region

    Former Georgian president blames corrupt officials and lack of political will for reforms for his resignationMikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has resigned as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, citing corrupt officials and a lack of political will for reform in the country’s leadership.Saakashvili staged his...

    Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit | Volodymyr Groysman
    Nov06

    Why I declared my wealth and made Ukraine’s elite follow suit | Volodymyr Groysman

    The prime minister of Ukraine explains how his government is using a landmark system to force senior officials to declare their assetsWe made history in Ukraine last week. For the first time ever, more than 100,000 top officials, including the president, members of the cabinet, MPs, judges, prosecutors and civil servants, declared their assets...

    Prank call mystery surrounds Ukraine president
    Nov04

    Prank call mystery surrounds Ukraine president

    Suspicion falls on Russian hoaxers after caller claiming to be Kyrgyzstan leader speaks to Petro Poroshenko for an hourIt was a routine bit of international diplomacy: two presidents speaking for an hour about “topical issues of the agenda of Ukraine-Kyrgyzstan relations”, as the press release on Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s...

    The Guardian view on Russia: neither a partner nor an enemy | Editorial
    Nov01

    The Guardian view on Russia: neither a partner nor an enemy | Editorial

    Russia’s behaviour on the international stage is unsettling. But the western response should be neither aggressive nor complacent – and it should be based on transatlantic unityRecent warnings about Russia’s behaviour have become as numerous as they have been, at times, alarmist. Which isn’t to say they are unfounded. The...

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