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    Ukrainian government promises swift justice for military deaths – video
    Jul11

    Ukrainian government promises swift justice for military deaths – video

    The Ukrainian government promises severe punishment for those responsible for a rocket attack on Ukrainian troops that killed at least 19 servicemen. Zoryan Shkiryak, Ukrainian interior ministry spokesperson, says up to 30 servicemen were killed and promised swift justice. ‘They will be punished, destroyed or captured and will answer [for...

    23 Ukrainian troops killed in clashes with separatists
    Jul11

    23 Ukrainian troops killed in clashes with separatists

    Highest 24-hour death toll since president ended brief ceasefire includes 19 troops killed in rocket attack near Russian borderUkraine’s military has said 23 servicemen have died in clashes with pro-Russia separatists across the east, a development that threatens to shatter slim western hopes of a truce in the three-month...

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels square up for showdown
    Jul10

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels square up for showdown

    Kiev aims to win back control of Donetsk and Luhansk as rebel groups gather in big cities after abandoning smaller strongholdsThe Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian rebels are squaring up for a final showdown in the east of the country, as Kiev aims to win back control of the key regional centres of Donetsk and Luhansk.Rebel groups have...

    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...

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