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    Russian exports of Vodka and liquor hit decade low
    Feb16

    Russian exports of Vodka and liquor hit decade low

    Alcohol market research attributes 42% drop in exports in 2015 to economic plight and western sanctionsRussia’s vodka and liquor exports slumped last year largely due to political tensions with the west and Ukraine. According to the Centre for the Study of Federal and Regional Alcohol Markets, Russian exports of the products fell by 42% to...

    John Kerry condemns Russia’s ‘repeated aggression’ in Syria and Ukraine
    Feb13

    John Kerry condemns Russia’s ‘repeated aggression’ in Syria and Ukraine

    ‘Vast majority of Russia’s attacks have been against legitimate opposition’Russia must abide by Ukraine deal or continue to face sanctions, says KerryJohn Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of “repeated aggression” in both places. Related: Syrian opposition greets news of...

    Crimean singer in line to represent Ukraine at Eurovision
    Feb11

    Crimean singer in line to represent Ukraine at Eurovision

    Song recounts deportation of Tatars under Stalin, but supporters unable to vote because of Russian annexation. RFE/RL reportsThe leading contender to represent Ukraine in this year’s Eurovision song contest is a 32-year-old hoping to sing about the mass deportation of Crimean Tatars under Stalin. Jamala won the quarter-finals of a...

    IMF warns Ukraine it will halt $40bn bailout unless corruption stops
    Feb10

    IMF warns Ukraine it will halt $40bn bailout unless corruption stops

    Christine Lagarde has said it is hard to see the programme continuing ‘without substantial effort’ to improve governanceThe International Monetary Fund has warned it will halt its $40bn (£28bn) bailout programme to Ukraine unless the conflict-torn eastern European country takes immediate action to tackle corruption.The IMF’s...

    Swine flu spreading across eastern Europe and Middle East
    Feb09

    Swine flu spreading across eastern Europe and Middle East

    3,000 people a day in Ukraine are being hospitalised with H1N1 virus as scientists investigate why flu strain is hitting those in younger age groups hardestSwine flu has killed 183 people in Ukraine this winter and is spreading rapidly across eastern Europe and the Middle East. At least 107 people have died in Russia after contracting the...

    Demonising Russia won’t give us security | Letters
    Feb04

    Demonising Russia won’t give us security | Letters

    We note with alarm that public discourse about Russia is coloured by militaristic and dangerous terms which may talk us into war (We’r*e back to great-power conflict, says US defence secretary, 3 February). The country’s portrayal as an aggressive power increases its perception of threat, accelerating a military and ideological...

    Economic minister’s resignation plunges Ukraine into new crisis
    Feb04

    Economic minister’s resignation plunges Ukraine into new crisis

    Aivaras Abromavičius and his entire team quit complaining of ingrained corruption, a major blow to president and governmentUkraine has been thrust into a new political crisis after the economic minister and his team tendered their resignations complaining of ingrained corruption, which has replaced the simmering separatist conflict as the...

    Sex, lies and psychological scars: inside Ukraine’s human trafficking crisis | Maxim Tucker
    Feb04

    Sex, lies and psychological scars: inside Ukraine’s human trafficking crisis | Maxim Tucker

    Desperate to find work, they leave home on the promise of a job only to be ushered into a life of forced labour and abuse. Two Ukrainian women reveal the trauma of trafficking and how a secret hospital is helping them rebuild their livesThe hospital where Dr Olga Milinchuk works has no sign outside and no waiting rooms. The address is a closely...

    The missing: what have they done with our sons? | Lily Hyde
    Feb03

    The missing: what have they done with our sons? | Lily Hyde

    To lose a child in war is a nightmare. But when your quest to find them is met with lies, it’s a nightmare that never ends. Lily Hyde travels with the Ukrainian mothers seeking their sonsIn the early evening of 28 August 2014, Andrey Lozinsky phoned his mother.Andrey, a 21-year-old conscript in the Ukrainian army’s 93rd Mechanised...

    Russia puts five former US officials on blacklist for alleged rights abuses
    Feb02

    Russia puts five former US officials on blacklist for alleged rights abuses

    Moscow accused the US of ‘medieval torture’ in statement barring five Americans from entry as retaliation for US blacklisting of four Russians and a UkrainianRussia has placed five Americans on a blacklist for alleged rights abuses, shortly after Washington added five persons to its sanctions list, accusing the United States of “medieval...

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