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    The Russians going against the tide to seek a new life in Ukraine
    Jul10

    The Russians going against the tide to seek a new life in Ukraine

    While thousands of Russian-speaking Ukrainians stream across the country’s eastern border to flee the ongoing violence in their country, some Russians are heading in the opposite direction. Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty reportsEmigration is a hot topic in Russia right now. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, President Vladimir...

    Putin’s Ukraine U-turn: why it makes sense for Russia to allow Kiev victory
    Jul09

    Putin’s Ukraine U-turn: why it makes sense for Russia to allow Kiev victory

    Russia’s president has agreed to new talks aimed at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and has renounced the right to use military force in the country. Balázs Jarábik explains whyEastern Ukrainian separatists have emerged as Russian President Vladimir Putins biggest critics in the past few weeks. Their pleas for Russia to intervene...

    From Bamboo to E-stonia: social media in the post-Soviet states
    Jul09

    From Bamboo to E-stonia: social media in the post-Soviet states

    Despite restrictions and censorship in some countries, the internet is becoming an increasingly powerful tool around the region. Here’s how online freedoms compare:Depending on where you log on in the post-Soviet states you will have different social networks available and different degrees of freedom in using them. While Estonians enjoy...

    Donetsk railway bridge explosion rattles nearby village – video
    Jul08

    Donetsk railway bridge explosion rattles nearby village – video

    A railway bridge near the Ukrainian city of Donestsk lies in ruin after it was blown up on Monday, along with two other key transport routes in the region. A railway worker says the explosion shook a nearby village. It was not clear who blew up the rail and road bridges, but it comes after recent withdrawals by separatist fighters in the area...

    Ukraine: bridges blown up along main roads to Donetsk
    Jul07

    Ukraine: bridges blown up along main roads to Donetsk

    Pro-Russia fighters driven out of Slavyansk regroup in city where they declared independence as ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’Three bridges on key roads leading into the Ukrainian city of Donetsk were blown up on Monday in an apparent attempt to slow down any possible assault by government forces on the rebel-held...

    Fear, not ambition, is what fuels Moscow in Ukraine | Mary Dejevsky
    Jul07

    Fear, not ambition, is what fuels Moscow in Ukraine | Mary Dejevsky

    The west has misread Russia’s motivations in Ukraine, and in doing so risks provoking PutinThe contest for eastern Ukraine may not be over, but when Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, described the recapture of Sloviansk at the weekend as of “huge symbolic importance”, he was not exaggerating. Other towns and cities...

    Ukraine’s combat dolphins: they’d like Russia to give them back
    Jul06

    Ukraine’s combat dolphins: they’d like Russia to give them back

    Trained to carry out military tasks, they were seized during the annexation of Crimea. Kiev wants them back but Russia has plans for the cetaceansIt wasn’t just the miles of gorgeous coastline, the plush dacha compounds of the Soviet elite and the naval bases of the Black Sea Fleet that Russia acquired when it annexed Crimea this year; it...

    Donetsk becomes a ghost town as fearful residents flee conflict
    Jul06

    Donetsk becomes a ghost town as fearful residents flee conflict

    Three months into crisis, businesses have closed, ATMs have run out of cash, and flowers are a guilty pleasureIt was like one of the illicit apartment concerts from Soviet days, only with better cocktails. Dozens of young people packed into a basement room, singing along to classic Russian and Ukrainian tunes strummed out by a rotating cast of...

    Ukrainian president hails breakthrough as Slavyansk seized from separatists
    Jul06

    Ukrainian president hails breakthrough as Slavyansk seized from separatists

    Petro Poroshenko says town’s recapture has ‘incredible symbolic importance’, as rebels retreat to regional capital DonetskThe Ukrainian authorities have trumpeted a turning point in the three-month conflict with separatists in the east after retaking a town at the epicentre of the breakaway movement.The breakthrough came after...

    Ukrainian troops retake key city of Slavyansk from rebels in east
    Jul05

    Ukrainian troops retake key city of Slavyansk from rebels in east

    Kiev government offensive against pro-Russia forces achieves first significant victory in restoring state controlGovernment troops have raised a Ukrainian flag over the rebel stronghold of Slavyansk in Kiev’s biggest tactical victory since the start of the conflict in the east of the country.Kiev’s forces entered the city on Saturday...

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