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    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...

    Old-school-tie brigade in knots over Russia | Letters
    Nov18

    Old-school-tie brigade in knots over Russia | Letters

    Your report on Vladimir Putin’s progress from pariah to powerbroker (Putin has been taken off the menu and returned to the top table, 18 November) reminds me of previous instances where reactionary toffs let their prejudices over Russia cloud their judgment. For example, the old-school-tie brigade viewed the prospect of an alliance with the...

    Vladimir Putin: from pariah to powerbroker in one year
    Nov17

    Vladimir Putin: from pariah to powerbroker in one year

    At the 2014 G20 summit in Brisbane, the Russian president was browbeaten by western leaders. But now they know they need himWhat a difference a war makes. Twelve months ago, Vladimir Putin was on the menu at the G20 summit in Brisbane. Western leaders queued up hungrily for a piece of Russia’s president following his armed intervention in...

    Ukraine moves closer to visa-free EU travel as gay rights bill passes
    Nov13

    Ukraine moves closer to visa-free EU travel as gay rights bill passes

    Parliament adopts legislation banning discrimination against gay people in the workplace – a key condition for the European Union to ease travel restrictionsUkrainian lawmakers have approved a bill that bans discrimination against gay people at work – key legislation intended to help pave the way for visa-free travel between the country and the...

    Images of drowned boy made only a fleeting change to refugee reporting
    Nov09

    Images of drowned boy made only a fleeting change to refugee reporting

    Study of newspapers across Europe reveals that initial press sympathy after Alan Kurdi’s death rapidly reverted to type within a weekNewspapers in western Europe became significantly more sympathetic towards migrants and refugees immediately after the publication of photographs of the lifeless body of Alan (aka Aylan) Kurdi on a Turkish...

    Ukraine eschews visa-free EU travel by refusing to protect gay people in workplace
    Nov05

    Ukraine eschews visa-free EU travel by refusing to protect gay people in workplace

    Parliament has blocked legislation banning discrimination at work that was condition set by European UnionUkraine’s parliament has on Thursday scuppered the country’s chances of visa-free travel to most EU nations by blocking legislation that would have banned discrimination against gay people in the workplace.The pro-EU leadership...

    Moscow library of Ukrainian literature raided by ‘anti-extremist’ police
    Nov03

    Moscow library of Ukrainian literature raided by ‘anti-extremist’ police

    Observers say facility was targeted, and its director charged with inciting ethnic hatred, as a result of current cross-border tensionsEmployees of the Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature arrived at work last week to find armed and masked police waiting for them.The target of the morning raid by riot police wasn’t a dangerous criminal,...

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