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    Ukrainian forces attack eastern cities after giving rebels ultimatum
    Jun19

    Ukrainian forces attack eastern cities after giving rebels ultimatum

    Pro-Russia fighters fail to surrender after ‘anti-terrorist operation’ gives them three hours to give up armsUkrainian government forces have attacked several cities in the country’s east after an ultimatum failed to prompt pro-Russia rebels to surrender, apparently leaving the peace plan of the president, Petro Poroshenko, in...

    Ukraine must not be forgotten while the world’s gaze is on Iraq | Martin Woollacott
    Jun19

    Ukraine must not be forgotten while the world’s gaze is on Iraq | Martin Woollacott

    The human need to deal with one problem at a time means we think of news as a series of dramas, when in fact they overlapInternational crises have the effect of blurring those that went just before, transforming what yesterday seemed urgent, dangerous and world changing into a familiar drama that can safely be neglected. A month or so ago, before...

    Ukraine: pipeline explosion caused by bomb  video
    Jun18

    Ukraine: pipeline explosion caused by bomb video

    An explosion at a pipeline in central Ukraine was caused by a bomb, according to the country’s interior minister. The structure, in the central Poltava region, is used to deliver gas from Russia through Ukraine to the rest of Europe. The incident comes after Moscow cut supplies to Kiev in a long-standing price row … …read more...

    Putin is afraid of any real opposition  just like he was afraid of Pussy Riot | Nadya Tolokonnikova
    Jun18

    Putin is afraid of any real opposition just like he was afraid of Pussy Riot | Nadya Tolokonnikova

    He just conquered Crimea. He has proclaimed himself a unifier. But Vladimir Putin’s meddling in elections is another sign that his power is not as unconditional as he would have you believeAfter we were freed from prison, Masha Alekhina and I seriously discussed trying our hand as institutional politicians, and thought about running as...

    Ukraine unveils plans for ceasefire
    Jun18

    Ukraine unveils plans for ceasefire

    President Petro Poroshenko hopes to win Vladimir Putin’s backing for peace plan as fighting continues in east of countryUkraine’s president has announced plans for a unilateral ceasefire as part of a “peace plan” designed to end fighting in the east of the country.The announcement came not long after Petro Poroshenko spoke...

    Global peace index 2014: every country ranked
    Jun18

    Global peace index 2014: every country ranked

    Ukraine, South Sudan and Egypt are among countries who have had a dramatic fall in the rankings while Qatar is one of the most likely places to see a drop in peace in the coming yearsDATA: get the full spreadsheetThe world has become less peaceful each year since 2008 according to 2014’s Global Peace Index (GPI), put together by the...

    Ukraine investigates gas pipeline blast
    Jun17

    Ukraine investigates gas pipeline blast

    No disruption to flow of Russian gas to Europe, and several possible causes including terrorism under investigationAn explosion on a gas pipeline carrying Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine was described as a possible terrorist attack on Tuesday, as fighting in the east of Ukraine continued.The explosion on a section of the pipeline in the...

    Two Russian TV journalists killed in Ukraine
    Jun17

    Two Russian TV journalists killed in Ukraine

    Two Russian state TV journalists have been killed in a mortar attack in east Ukraine, according to Russian news agencies.Sound engineer Anton Voloshin was killed at the scene – the village of Metalist village outside the city of Luhansk – while a reporter, Igor Kornelyuk, died in hospital during surgery. A third member of the crew...

    Russia ‘using words to destroy meaning’, say writers
    Jun17

    Russia ‘using words to destroy meaning’, say writers

    Group of authors including two Nobel laureates condemns Russian Federation’s ‘waves of propaganda’ against free expressionRussian authorities are “using words to destroy meaning”, according to a high-profile group of writers, including two Nobel literature laureates, who have come together to condemn what they called...

    Russia plans football super-league for post-Soviet region
    Jun17

    Russia plans football super-league for post-Soviet region

    As national team prepares for first World Cup game in Brazil on Tuesday, authorities push on with plans for regional contest despite absence of Ukraine. Eurasianet reports Moscow is pressing on with plans to create a regional football super-league, despite the likely withdrawal of Ukraine from the scheme. Preliminary proposals call for the super...

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