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    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...

    Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia in latest escalation
    Nov25

    Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia in latest escalation

    Tensions still high following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and separatist war in eastern UkraineUkraine’s prime minister says his government has decided to close the country’s airspace to all Russian planes.Kiev banned all Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine last month, but Russian planes have been allowed to fly over its...

    Crimea declares state of emergency after power lines attacked
    Nov22

    Crimea declares state of emergency after power lines attacked

    Explosions on Friday night and Sunday night cut off power supply from Ukraine, forcing Russian-annexed peninsula to rely on generatorsCrimea has declared a state of emergency after its main electricity power lines from Ukraine were blown up, leaving the Russian-annexed peninsula in darkness.Russia’s emergency situations ministry said on...

    Crimea plunged into darkness after electricity pylons blown up – video
    Nov22

    Crimea plunged into darkness after electricity pylons blown up – video

    A state of emergency has been declared in Russian-annexed Crimea after pylons carrying electricity from Ukraine were blown up. Power was cut off across the region, affecting nearly two million people. All the lights in residential areas of Sevastopol were off overnight on Saturday, but officials have been using generators to ensure schools and...

    The Tribe director to film inside Chernobyl exclusion zone
    Nov19

    The Tribe director to film inside Chernobyl exclusion zone

    Luxembourg will tell the story of primitive society in a permanent nuclear winter – and will be the second time Miroslav Slaboshpitsky has shot at the locationMiroslav Slaboshpitsky, the Ukrainian director of the award-winning drama The Tribe, is to shoot his follow-up feature inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone, around the site of the...

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