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    Ukrainian president blames Russian troops after transport plane shot down
    Jul14

    Ukrainian president blames Russian troops after transport plane shot down

    Petro Poroshenko claims serving Russian military officers are taking part in operations in east UkraineUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has claimed that serving Russian military officers are taking part in operations in east Ukraine, after an An-26 transport plane was reportedly shot down near the border.A statement on the...

    Russia World Cup 2018: four years of excitement and controversy
    Jul14

    Russia World Cup 2018: four years of excitement and controversy

    Country has to build two-thirds of stadiums and must solve infrastructure problems before tournament kicks off againIt will be another four years before another ball is kicked at a World Cup, after the Germans finished off proceedings in Rio on Sunday. The next action will be in June 2018 in Moscow: Lionel Messi will be 31, Wayne Rooney will be...

    Russia withdraws delegates from Farnborough air show
    Jul14

    Russia withdraws delegates from Farnborough air show

    Further diplomatic fallout from Ukraine crisis as Kremlin’s head of defence pulls state officials following UK snubRussian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin has told his country’s defence delegates to withdraw from the Farnborough International Air Show and return home after being snubbed by the British government over the Ukraine...

    Ukraine says it has made gains against rebels as Russia ‘considers strikes’
    Jul14

    Ukraine says it has made gains against rebels as Russia ‘considers strikes’

    Government forces have broken through blockade near rebel-held city of Luhansk, says Ukrainian presidentUkrainian troops say they have made gains around one of the main remaining separatist strongholds, as Moscow reportedly weighed up “targeted” cross-border strikes following the alleged deadly shelling of a Russian...

    Collapse of the USSR  in pictures
    Jul14

    Collapse of the USSR in pictures

    The last Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev initiated reforms that ultimately led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Here are some of the key moments: … …read more Source: The...

    One killed as Ukrainian shell hits Russian border town
    Jul13

    One killed as Ukrainian shell hits Russian border town

    Russia warns of possible irreversible consequences after shell hits courtyard of residential building in Russian town of DonetskA Ukrainian shell hit a town on the Russian border, killing one person and seriously injuring two others, Russia’s foreign ministry said.The ministry labelled the incident a provocation and warned of the...

    Biden tells Ukraine’s Poroshenko US will press Russia over rebels
    Jul12

    Biden tells Ukraine’s Poroshenko US will press Russia over rebels

    Vice-president expresses condolences after 23 servicemen die US will work to ‘impose costs’ over supply of ‘heavy weapons’Vice-president Joe Biden on Saturday encouraged the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, to pursue talks that could lead to a ceasefire with pro-Russia rebels and said Washington continued to pursue...

    Eastern Ukrainian cities shelled by the military in a night of violence – video
    Jul12

    Eastern Ukrainian cities shelled by the military in a night of violence – video

    Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk and the town of Maryinka clean up the damage on Saturday after the Ukrainian military shelled parts of the region. The military says the shelling was in retaliation for a rebel missile strike that killed 30 Ukrainian soldiers on Friday … …read more Source: The...

    EU imposes sanctions on more Ukraine rebels
    Jul12

    EU imposes sanctions on more Ukraine rebels

    Alexander Borodai, leader of Donetsk ‘republic’, and 10 others face travel bans and asset freezes as clashes continue in eastThe European Union has imposed travel bans and asset freezes on the Ukrainian separatist leader Alexander Borodai and 10 other rebels as residents of Donetsk flee amid fears of further attacks on the rebel...

    Crimea the opera eulogises Moscow’s land-grab in music
    Jul11

    Crimea the opera eulogises Moscow’s land-grab in music

    Warm reception in St Petersburg for show, based on a 1946 Soviet opera, that attempts to cement Russia’s control over regionA patriotic opera in Russia’s second city of St Petersburg has attempted to cement Moscow’s disputed control over Crimea in music at least.Crimea, the opera, is a boisterous new work celebrating the...

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