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    Champions League: 1,000 Liverpool fans told Kiev flights cancelled
    May24

    Champions League: 1,000 Liverpool fans told Kiev flights cancelled

    Liverpool FC and mayors trying to find solution, after three Ukraine flights cancelledAbout 1,000 Liverpool fans who were planning to travel to Ukraine for Saturday’s Champions League final have been left stranded after three fans’ flights to the country were cancelled.The specialist tour operator Worldchoice Sports cut the flights...

    Q&A: What we know and don’t know about the downing of MH17
    May24

    Q&A: What we know and don’t know about the downing of MH17

    Investigation points to Russian missile in the shooting down of aircraft over Ukraine in 2014Q: What do international investigators say?A: Investigators said on Thursday that the missile which shot down flight MH17 in 2014 over eastern Ukraine came from Russia. Specifically, it originated with the 53rd anti-aircraft brigade based in the western...

    MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators
    May24

    MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators

    International team say evidence shows missile that brought down flight four years ago came from a Russia-based military unitDutch investigators say they have uncovered hard evidence that a Russian army missile system fired the missile that shot down flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014.The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was travelling from...

    Boris Johnson joins US in criticising Russia to Germany gas pipeline
    May22

    Boris Johnson joins US in criticising Russia to Germany gas pipeline

    Foreign secretary says Nord Stream 2 could leave Europe reliant on ‘malign’ RussiaThe UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has joined the US in condemning “divisive” German plans to press ahead with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, arguing it could leave European energy consumers heavily dependent...

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – death of the Soviet dream
    May20

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – death of the Soviet dream

    This account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is both moving and rigorously researchedThe first sign to the outer world that there was something wrong came at a power plant in Sweden on 28 April 1986. A chemist responsible for measuring radiation levels noticed what seemed like a malfunction: the alarm kept going off. He examined the shoe of a...

    They didn’t flip: Ukraine claims dolphin army captured by Russia went on hunger strike
    May17

    They didn’t flip: Ukraine claims dolphin army captured by Russia went on hunger strike

    Russia captured the dolphins in 2014 and says the trained mammals refused both to interact with their coaches, and to eatUkraine is home to some of the more adventurous military blue-sky thinking, mostly hangovers from the Soviet era. As well as a 160-meter high, 500-meter long radar, that was supposed to be able to warn of nuclear attack, it...

    Putin opens bridge between Crimea and Russian mainland
    May15

    Putin opens bridge between Crimea and Russian mainland

    Russian state media hail 12-mile bridge across Kerch strait as ‘construction of the century’Vladimir Putin has opened a bridge between the Russian mainland and Crimea, tightening Russia’s hold over the contested peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.The 12-mile (19km), $3.7bn (£2.7bn) bridge is Moscow’s only...

    Donbass review – freakish fake-news kaleidoscope of Ukrainian civil war
    May10

    Donbass review – freakish fake-news kaleidoscope of Ukrainian civil war

    Filled with the violence and Orwellian unreality ruling eastern Ukraine, Sergei Loznitsa’s feverish procession of scenes is handled with steely control “What was that flying circus all about?” says one of the many dead-eyed, cynical functionaries in Sergei Loznitsa’s macabre new social-realist portmanteau movie about the civil war in...

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – Europe nearly became uninhabitable
    May09

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – Europe nearly became uninhabitable

    A compelling history of the 1986 disaster and its aftermath presents Chernobyl as a terrifying emblem of the terminal decline of the Soviet systemThese days, European travel agencies offer trips to Chernobyl for as little as €500. Tourists are promised safety, comfort and the ghoulish thrill of visiting the site where, at 1.23am on 26 April 1986,...

    ‘Our performances are a mirror’: making art out of Ukraine’s pain
    Apr14

    ‘Our performances are a mirror’: making art out of Ukraine’s pain

    An avant garde theatre is finding a way forward in a country facing war, poverty and corruptionA bow slides across cello strings, setting up an atonal motif. Drumsticks clatter staccato beats against the rim of a snare drum. An accordion’s bellows contract and swell. Dry ice fills the packed theatre. Related: Ukraine’s National...

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