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    Larry King got $225,000 to interview Viktor Yanukovych’s PM, says Ukraine politician
    Aug19

    Larry King got $225,000 to interview Viktor Yanukovych’s PM, says Ukraine politician

    Fresh details emerge from ‘black ledger’ detailing alleged secret payments from former ruling Party of Regions to US, including to Trump strategist Paul ManafortThe TV host Larry King accepted $225,000 (£173,000) to interview Ukraine’s prime minister, according to a politician investigating a “black ledger” detailing alleged...

    Ukrainians saw Paul Manafort’s political impact up close – and it wasn’t pretty | Serhiy Leshchenko
    Aug19

    Ukrainians saw Paul Manafort’s political impact up close – and it wasn’t pretty | Serhiy Leshchenko

    Donald Trump’s campaign chairman spent nearly a decade in Ukraine. His time here has raised many questions, not least in an ongoing corruption probePaul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, has only recently become familiar to Americans. But in Ukraine, Manafort has played a decisive role in politics for nearly a decade – one...

    Almost Holy review – documentary of a saintly do-gooder
    Aug19

    Almost Holy review – documentary of a saintly do-gooder

    Steve Hoover’s portrait of Gennadiy Mokhnenko hints at a darker side to the pastor who runs a children’s orphanage in UkraineCharismatic and somewhat sinisterly convinced of his own inviolate righteousness, Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko runs the rehab centre-cum-orphanage Pilgrim in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Working outside what...

    Counting Sheep: the polyphonic protest show that puts you inside Kiev’s Maidan
    Aug17

    Counting Sheep: the polyphonic protest show that puts you inside Kiev’s Maidan

    Using folk singing, found footage and a revolutionary interactive staging, Marichka Kudriavtseva and Mark Marczyk’s ‘guerrilla folk opera’ throws Edinburgh audiences into the heart of the Ukrainian strugglesOn the morning of 21 January 2014, Marichka Kudriavtseva was all set for the biggest day of her career. The Ukrainian singer had...

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine
    Aug16

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine

    Paul Manafort, who reportedly was a recipient of $12.7m in Ukraine, helped Viktor Yanukovich to victory. Could he do the same for Trump?The scene was Ostroh, western Ukraine, on the eve of parliamentary elections.A tall figure bounded on to a stage to cheers from a crowd of elderly flag-waving supporters. They chanted: “Yan-u-kov-ich,...

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine
    Aug16

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine

    Paul Manafort, who reportedly was a recipient of $12.7m in Ukraine, helped Viktor Yanukovich to victory. Could he do the same for Trump?The scene was Ostroh, western Ukraine, on the eve of parliamentary elections.A tall figure bounded on to a stage to cheers from a crowd of elderly flag-waving supporters. They chanted: “Yan-u-kov-ich,...

    The Guardian view on press freedom: the need for constant vigilance | Editorial
    Aug14

    The Guardian view on press freedom: the need for constant vigilance | Editorial

    From Turkey to El Salvador, Asia to the Americas, the best journalists fight to hold a mirror to the world. They deserve our gratitude, and need our supportThe news about the news is grim. In Turkey, notorious for cracking down on the media long before July’s attempted coup, authorities have closed more than 130 outlets and issued warrants...

    Russia and Ukraine step up security amid tension over Crimea
    Aug11

    Russia and Ukraine step up security amid tension over Crimea

    Putin boosts ‘anti-terror’ measures at Ukraine frontier with annexed Crimea as Poroshenko puts troops on combat alertRussia and Ukraine both stepped up security on the de facto border between Crimea and mainland Ukraine on Thursday, a day after Moscow accused Kiev of planning terror attacks on the annexed peninsula. The alleged incidents,...

    Putin accuses Ukrainian authorities of resorting to ‘practice of terror’ – video
    Aug10

    Putin accuses Ukrainian authorities of resorting to ‘practice of terror’ – video

    Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday and accuses the Ukrainian government, based in Kiev, of resorting to terrorism rather than participating in a peace process. Putin’s comments came after Russian security services said they had foiled a Ukrainian raid on the Crimea, which was annexed by...

    Vladimir Putin may believe time is ripe for another invasion
    Aug10

    Vladimir Putin may believe time is ripe for another invasion

    Crimea crisis has come from nowhere but Putin has form for military adventures in Olympic years, and west appears weakenedThe situation in Crimea looks ominous. On Wednesday Russia’s FSB spy agency said it had foiled a series of attacks by armed Ukrainians on the Crimean peninsula. Minutes later, Vladimir Putin accused Kiev’s...

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