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    The ‘new Ukraine’ is failing us, LGBT activists say
    Mar31

    The ‘new Ukraine’ is failing us, LGBT activists say

    Gay rights advocate tells Coda Story his community is being ignored by the Ukrainian government as homophobic attacks continueZo­ryan Kis was sit­ting on a bench in the cen­tre of Kiev with his boyfriend on his lap when a group of teenagers came up to them, asked if they were “pa­tri­ots” and doused them in pepper spray.Friends rushed to help but...

    Lawyer for Russian officer on trial in Ukraine found shot dead
    Mar25

    Lawyer for Russian officer on trial in Ukraine found shot dead

    Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, captured last year in rebel-held eastern UkraineA lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine has been found shot dead, according to officials.Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, who was captured along with another Russian last year in rebel-held eastern...

    Removing the statues of Lenin won’t de-communise Ukraine
    Mar25

    Removing the statues of Lenin won’t de-communise Ukraine

    A city like Zaporizhia is so tied up with Stalin and the Soviets you’d have to raze it all to the ground to really erase its historyThe statue of Lenin in Zaporizhia is the last major edifice of the Bolshevik leader left standing in the centre of a major Ukrainian city. Or rather, it was.Last week it was pulled down in accordance with...

    After Ukrainian pilot’s sentencing, diplomatic jockeying begins
    Mar25

    After Ukrainian pilot’s sentencing, diplomatic jockeying begins

    With Savchenko facing 22 years in prison, politicians discuss prisoner swaps while supporters call for retaliatory sanctions against RussiaIn seven days Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko will be transferred to a Russian penal colony to begin serving a 22-year sentence for alleged complicity in the killing of two journalists. Judge Leonid...

    Ukrainian pilot given 22-year jail sentence
    Mar22

    Ukrainian pilot given 22-year jail sentence

    Russian court sentences Nadiya Savchenko following trial condemned as politically motivatedA court in southern Russia has sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison, bringing to a close a controversial court case that is likely to further inflame the difficult relations between Moscow and Kiev.Savchenko was found guilty of...

    One Second of Light by Giles Duley review – moments of hard truth
    Mar22

    One Second of Light by Giles Duley review – moments of hard truth

    Giles Duley captures the emotion on the faces of his traumatised subjects with an empathy few others can musterGiles Duley is a humanist photographer of the old school. He believes that his photographs can change the lives of the people in them and maybe even the people who look at them. “Whilst some document the differences between us,” he...

    Ukrainian pilot accused of murdering Russian journalists awaits verdict – video
    Mar21

    Ukrainian pilot accused of murdering Russian journalists awaits verdict – video

    A Russian judge in the trial of Nadazhda Savchenko says the evidence points towards a guilty verdict for the murder of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine. Savchenko is accused of premeditated murder, which the procesution say was motivated by an ethnic hatred of RussiansRussian judge says evidence supports guilty verdict in trial of...

    Ukrainian pilot found guilty of murder by Russian court
    Mar21

    Ukrainian pilot found guilty of murder by Russian court

    Nadezhda Savchenko, accused of directing artillery fire that killed two journalists, motivated by hatred of Russians, says judgeA Russian court has found Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko guilty of murder, Russian agencies reported, as a controversial trial in the south of the country drew to a close.One of the panel of three judges began reading...

    LGBT festival in Ukraine abandoned after far-right protest
    Mar20

    LGBT festival in Ukraine abandoned after far-right protest

    Far-right groups surrounded hotel in Lviv where about 70 participants in the equality festival had gatheredAn LGBT festival in the Ukrainian city of Lviv had to be abandoned when the venue was surrounded by around 200 members of far-right groups shouting “Kill, kill, kill” on Saturday.The event, on the theme of equality, was the first of three...

    Vladimir Putin: ‘Black Sea bridge builders are working on historic mission’
    Mar19

    Vladimir Putin: ‘Black Sea bridge builders are working on historic mission’

    President made statement to workers on bridge between Crimea and Russia on anniversary of annexationVladimir Putin, marking the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has exhorted workers building a bridge between the Black Sea peninsula and Russia to fulfil a “historic mission” conceived by a Russian tsar. Russia seized Crimea from...

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