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    MH17 investigators to pinpoint missile launch in rebel-held Ukraine
    Sep27

    MH17 investigators to pinpoint missile launch in rebel-held Ukraine

    Report expected to say Buk missile was fired from separatist-held area in Ukraine and its launcher smuggled back to RussiaAn international criminal investigation into the shooting down of flight MH17 is likely to conclude that the plane was downed by a Buk missile fired from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine, diplomats say.The...

    ‘There are a lot of factors – east-west, north-south’: inside the race for UN secretary general
    Sep26

    ‘There are a lot of factors – east-west, north-south’: inside the race for UN secretary general

    Geopolitical struggle and Balkan intrigue mean there is no clear favourite to succeed Ban Ki-moon in the world’s top diplomatic jobHacked emails, bogus Twitter accounts, smear allegations and backroom deals. Welcome to the race for the international community’s top diplomatic job – United Nations secretary general.The eventual winner...

    Ukrainian politicians brawl after studio debate – video
    Sep23

    Ukrainian politicians brawl after studio debate – video

    Ukrainian MP Volodymyr Parasyuk scuffles with his rival Oleksandr Vilkul on Thursday after a studio debate on Ukraine’s 112 TV channel. Parasyuk lunges for Vilkul, a former Ukrainian deputy prime minister, in a corridor, but is held back by bodyguardsGeorgian politicians brawl on live TV – video… …read more Source: The...

    The west looks on as corruption and bigotry rule in the ‘new Ukraine’
    Sep23

    The west looks on as corruption and bigotry rule in the ‘new Ukraine’

    The country desperately needs peace and national reconciliation. Only this way can it become an asset for Europe, not a burdenTwo years ago, the west looked at Ukraine with enthusiasm. These days, the sentiments are closer to despair and fatigue.My country has not had the European breakthrough that was promised. Those who came to power in Kiev to...

    Clubbers, forget London and Berlin – the place to dance is eastern Europe
    Sep21

    Clubbers, forget London and Berlin – the place to dance is eastern Europe

    The closure of Fabric has reignited debate about diversity in western nightlife, but clubbing is coming of age in the new eastFabric has closed and London’s once-great club culture is on its last legs. Enough ink has been spilled over the shortsightedness of Islington council’s decision, but with rising rents and rapacious property...

    Letter from jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov smuggled out of prison
    Sep12

    Letter from jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov smuggled out of prison

    Jailed for 20 years for activities in Crimea shortly after Putin annexed the peninsula, Sentsov urges defiance and wants to be a ‘nail in the coffin of a tyrant’The Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence in Russia, has smuggled a defiant letter from his jail in deepest Siberia, comparing himself to a “nail...

    Alexander Zhukov: what we know about the Russian oil magnate
    Sep10

    Alexander Zhukov: what we know about the Russian oil magnate

    Zhukov, the father of Roman Abramovich’s wife, Dasha, was linked to a network of offshore companies by the Panama PapersIn Britain, Alexander Zhukov ­has faced little scrutiny over his business affairs. The son of a playwright and educated in Moscow, Zhukov, 62, worked as a cinema projectionist in Odessa, Ukraine, before joining the...

    Pro-Russia TV station in Kiev evacuated after fire
    Sep05

    Pro-Russia TV station in Kiev evacuated after fire

    Six arrested following suspected arson attack at Ukraine’s TV Inter during protestsA Ukrainian television station has been forced to broadcast from a mobile facility after its building caught fire during a protest. Local news reported that TV Inter’s headquarters in Kiev caught fire on Sunday after a group of around 20 protesters...

    Kiev’s new revolution: young Ukrainians spur cultural revival amid the conflict
    Aug31

    Kiev’s new revolution: young Ukrainians spur cultural revival amid the conflict

    If Ukraine’s Maidan revolution has largely not led to the transparent government its proponents envisioned, it has certainly democratised Ukrainian culture. The country’s capital, Kiev, is at the forefront of a powerful new wave of creativityOn a sultry Saturday evening in August, hundreds of young Kievans have descended on a vast...

    East Ukraine: on the frontline of Europe’s forgotten war
    Aug28

    East Ukraine: on the frontline of Europe’s forgotten war

    After two years of fighting, every day continues to bring new casualties and many fear a new Russian-backed offensiveFrom the top of the nine-storey building in Avdiyivka, Sergei Veremeyenko and his men can see the separatist capital of Donetsk just a few miles away. Avdiyivka has been on the frontline between Russian-backed separatists and...

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