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    Ukraine bans Communist party for ‘promoting separatism’
    Dec17

    Ukraine bans Communist party for ‘promoting separatism’

    Human rights campaigners criticise court decision, saying it sets dangerous precedent to stifle oppositionThe Communist party of Ukraine has been banned after a Kiev court upheld a government lawsuit accusing the party of promoting separatism and inter-ethnic conflict.The decision, announced by Kiev’s district administration court on...

    Vladimir Putin: there is Russian military presence in Ukraine – video
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin: there is Russian military presence in Ukraine – video

    Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russian military personnel are operating in Ukraine. Speaking on Thursday during the Russian president’s annual press conference, Putin says he wants an end to the conflict in Ukraine and says Russia will not impose sanctions … …read more Source: The...

    Putin admits Russian military presence in Ukraine for first time
    Dec17

    Putin admits Russian military presence in Ukraine for first time

    Russian president concedes military intelligence officers were operating in the country but insists it’s not the same as regular Russian troopsVladimir Putin has for the first time admitted the presence of Russian military specialists in east Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly denied a military presence in the conflict, despite overwhelming...

    Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference – live
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference – live

    Russian president holds annual press conference with Russian and international journalists in Moscow 8.57am GMTThe conference hasn’t even started yet and we’re already talking about a bear with an axe.Screen currently has flags of Russian regions up, one of which is A BEAR WITH AN AXE. How cool is that? pic.twitter.com/8KkViyJxzQ...

    Ukrainian minister and Odessa governor trade insults – video
    Dec16

    Ukrainian minister and Odessa governor trade insults – video

    An argument between the Ukrainian interior minister Arsen Avakov and Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili comes to a head when Avakov throws water at Saakashvili at a heated government meeting on Tuesday. The water fight happened after a slanging match over who is more corrupt. Last week Ukrainian MPs got into a brawl during a parliament session...

    Ukrainian minister throws water in Odessa governor’s face
    Dec15

    Ukrainian minister throws water in Odessa governor’s face

    Spat between Arsen Avakov and Mikheil Saakashvili follows a brawl between an MP and the prime minister last weekChaos broke out at a Ukrainian government meeting after the interior minister threw water in the face of Mikheil Saakashvili, formerly president of Georgia and now governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region.Arsen Avakov wrote on Facebook...

    Ukraine’s MPs brawl in parliament – video
    Dec11

    Ukraine’s MPs brawl in parliament – video

    Fighting breaks out between members of Ukraine’s ruling coalition when Oleh Barna, a member of the president’s bloc, physically picks up the prime minister, Arseny Yatseniuk, and pulls him from the podium. Yatseniuk is defending his embattled government’s record when Barna walks over to him and grabs him around the waist …...

    Who wants Donald Trump in the White House? Evidently, Putin does
    Dec09

    Who wants Donald Trump in the White House? Evidently, Putin does

    Article in the Daily Telegraph’s Russia Beyond The Headlines supplement reveals that the Kremlin is eager to see Trump in the White HouseDonald Trump’s call for the United States to close its borders to all Muslims was called “reprehensible” by one New York Times op-ed writer and “outlandish” by another, the excellent Wajahat Ali (who...

    Nadia Chomyn
    Dec09

    Nadia Chomyn

    Autistic artist who had an extraordinary ability at a very young age to draw realistic depictions of animals and horsemenNadia Chomyn, who has died aged 48 after a short illness, was autistic with severe learning difficulties. At a very young age, and breaking all the accepted rules of the development of graphic representation in children, Nadia...

    Ukraine conflict have left more than 9,000 dead, says UN
    Dec09

    Ukraine conflict have left more than 9,000 dead, says UN

    Report says over 20,000 injured since start of war last year, but ceasefire in August has contributed to a sharp decline in casualtiesMore than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even as a new ceasefire has largely held and contributed to a sharp decline in casualties since mid-August, according to the UN.A report...

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