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    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...

    Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia
    Dec07

    Stolen Dutch paintings offered for sale by Ukrainian militia

    Museum from which golden age artworks vanished in 2005 believes security service and political party also involved in attempt to sell canvases A hoard of stolen golden age Dutch paintings is being offered for sale by an ultra-nationalist militia in Ukraine, according to the museum from which the works vanished a decade ago.The Westfries Museum in...

    Syria and the cigar fug of war – cartoon
    Dec06

    Syria and the cigar fug of war – cartoon

    Chris Riddell on Britain joining Russia and the US in a deadly game … …read more Source: The...

    Bengal tiger cub dies of cold at Crimea zoo hit by power cuts
    Dec04

    Bengal tiger cub dies of cold at Crimea zoo hit by power cuts

    Yalta zoo’s director criticised for not buying generators to keep rare cub alive as fears mount for welfare of other animals in two-week blackoutA rare white Bengal tiger cub has died at a zoo in Crimea due to the cold caused by a two-week power blackout.Oleg Zubkov, director of the zoo in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, told news agencies...

    The Guardian view on Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address: things are not going well  | Editorial
    Dec03

    The Guardian view on Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address: things are not going well | Editorial

    The Russian president’s diatribe against Turkey cannot conceal his foreign policy failuresPresident Vladimir Putin devoted most of his state of the nation address on Thursday to pledging that Turkey would long regret the recent shooting down of a Russian warplane on the Syrian-Turkish border, and to charges that Turkey was selling on oil...

    Ukrainian billionaire cancels trip home after threat of arrest
    Dec02

    Ukrainian billionaire cancels trip home after threat of arrest

    Interior minister dissuades Dmytro Firtash from returning to Kiev by posting picture of armed fighters at airportA controversial Ukrainian oligarch had his attempts to return to Kiev for the first time in nearly two years stymied on Wednesday, after the interior minister threatened to have him arrested at the airport by a group of far-right...

    ‘I want to live in style’: the gay provocateur defying rebels in eastern Ukraine
    Nov30

    ‘I want to live in style’: the gay provocateur defying rebels in eastern Ukraine

    Luhansk has become a frightening place for the LGBT community. As many flee, fashion designer Mikhail Koptev tells The Calvert Journal why he won’t go quietly“I love you, boys!” cries a middle-aged man, raising a plastic cup of vodka. “Let’s have a drink together!” He waves at two heavyset men in crumpled suits on the other side of...

    Beyond the anti-Corbyn hysteria UK newspapers run measured editorials
    Nov27

    Beyond the anti-Corbyn hysteria UK newspapers run measured editorials

    National press makes much of Labour’s internal war but the leading articles point to the defects in the prime minister’s argument to bomb Isis in Syria“Labour at war” about whether to go to war, said Friday’s front page headlines in the Times, Daily Telegraph and the Independent. “Labour in Syria turmoil as PM makes the case for...

    Crimeans describe life during blackout after attacks from Ukraine
    Nov27

    Crimeans describe life during blackout after attacks from Ukraine

    Hospitals are struggling, businesses have closed and public transport has ground to a halt. RFE/RL talks to locals facing prolonged power cuts Crimean residents are learning to live with thawing fridges, pitch-dark highways and shuttered schools a week after Ukrainian miliants began attacking the power lines feeding the region.As Russian...

    Ukraine’s Arseniy Yatsenyuk announces ban on Russian transit flights – video
    Nov25

    Ukraine’s Arseniy Yatsenyuk announces ban on Russian transit flights – video

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister, says all Russian flights have been banned from operating over Ukrainian airspace. Speaking in Kiev on Wednesday, Yatsenyuk said the matter is one of national security and that Russia might use Ukrainian airspace for ‘provocations’. He says the move was a response to what he called the...

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