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    Russia’s ‘valiant hero’ in Ukraine turns his fire on Vladimir Putin
    Jun05

    Russia’s ‘valiant hero’ in Ukraine turns his fire on Vladimir Putin

    Igor Strelkov, Russian ‘military hero’ of the war in Ukraine, steps out of the shadows to fire salvo at President Putin and predict upheaval in RussiaTwo years ago, Igor Strelkov was the most notorious personality of the war in east Ukraine. A former Russian security forces officer, with a clipped grey moustache and a penchant for...

    Ukraine bans Russian journalists accused of ‘stirring hatred’
    Jun02

    Ukraine bans Russian journalists accused of ‘stirring hatred’

    Rights groups express concern over press freedoms as Kiev imposes sanctions on 17 people, including Ukrainian citizenUkrainian authorities have placed sanctions on 17 Russian journalists and media personalities they accuse of stirring hatred in the country. While many in Kiev believe it was a necessary move against Russian propagandists, it is...

    Adam Hinton’s best photograph: an artist painting amid the Kiev uprising
    Jun02

    Adam Hinton’s best photograph: an artist painting amid the Kiev uprising

    ‘The protesters would go over to him and chat – as if he was just painting a river’I studied Soviet politics at college, and the first thing I did when I finished was go to Ukraine. The Soviet Union had just collapsed and I wanted to document what was happening to the proletariat – especially the miners – in the Donbass region, now...

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis
    Jun01

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis

    Russians divided over who real members are, and whether romanticised past legitimises current paramilitary activity. The Moscow Times reportsIn Moscow, you don’t have be to rich to be a Cossack. A fake-fur version of their traditional red papakha hat will set you back about $10 (£6.80). The full regalia, including the horsemen’s...

    Russia derides Ukraine’s hiring of ex-Nato chief
    May28

    Russia derides Ukraine’s hiring of ex-Nato chief

    Russian MPs say appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as special adviser is a ‘hostile gesture’Ukraine’s president has appointed a former Nato secretary general as a special adviser, drawing a derisive reaction from Russia.Petro Poroshenko announced the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former prime minister of Denmark who was...

    Nadiya Savchenko: ‘Ukraine, if you need me to be president, I will’
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko: ‘Ukraine, if you need me to be president, I will’

    Pilot freed in prisoner swap with Russia says she is prepared to lead country after receiving hero’s welcome in KievFreed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has said she is prepared to become president after returning from Russia in a prisoner exchange.“Ukrainians, if you need me to be president, I’ll be president,” Savchenko told...

    Who is Nadiya Savchenko? – video report
    May26

    Who is Nadiya Savchenko? – video report

    One of several Ukrainian service personnel held prisoner in Russia, Nadiya Savchenko, was released in a prisoner swap on Wednesday. Savchenko was detained for almost two years for allegedly being complicit in the death of two Russian journalists, a charge she firmly denies. She has promised to fight for the return of her colleagues still in...

    Ukrainian pilot defiant after return from Russia – video
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot defiant after return from Russia – video

    Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko arrives at Boryspil Airport near Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years of being imprisoned in Russia. Savchenko was swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine, Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny YerofeyevUkrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap… …read more...

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap deal
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap deal

    Savchenko flying home from Russia in deal that sees release of two Russian servicemen by KievA Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia since 2014 is on her way home following a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia.Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko flew to Russia on Wednesday morning to bring Nadiya Savchenko home, in exchange for the release of...

    Mikheil Saakashvili: ‘Ukraine’s government has no vision for reform’
    May25

    Mikheil Saakashvili: ‘Ukraine’s government has no vision for reform’

    A year after becoming governor of Odessa, the combative ex-Georgian president talks about his anti-corruption drive and his frustration with Petro PoroshenkoWhen Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed governor of the Ukrainian region of Odessa a year ago, the former Georgian president constantly mentioned Vladimir Putin. Reforms in post-revolution...

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