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    Stalin portraits emerge in heart of Ukraine’s rebel-held territory
    Oct19

    Stalin portraits emerge in heart of Ukraine’s rebel-held territory

    Soviet nostalgia rules as images of the former dictator go on display in the centre of Donetsk, the rebel capital of eastern Ukraine once called StalinoThree portraits of the former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin are on display in the centre of Donetsk, the rebel capital of eastern Ukraine, as the separatist authorities fuel a mood of Soviet...

    Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away
    Oct16

    Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away

    With two WHO-confirmed cases of polio in Ukraine in September, vaccinating the country’s 1.8 million children needs to start as soon as possibleNext week a nationwide polio vaccination campaign should start in Ukraine. I say should because we’ve been here before. The campaign should have actually started weeks ago.Ukraine’s...

    US defense chief: we will deter Russia’s ‘malign and destabilizing influence’
    Oct14

    US defense chief: we will deter Russia’s ‘malign and destabilizing influence’

    Ash Carter says US will not cooperate as long as Russia pursues a ‘misguided strategy’ in Syria but Moscow says it has been rebuffed in calls for consultationThe US defense chief has vowed to take “all necessary steps” against a resurgent Russia which is challenging a frustrated Washington in eastern Europe and the Middle East.Ash Carter,...

    Former head of Ukrainian defence factory faces six years for espionage
    Oct14

    Former head of Ukrainian defence factory faces six years for espionage

    Yury Soloshenko, 73, sentenced by Moscow city court to six years in strict penal colony for allegedly smuggling missile components out of RussiaA Russian court has sentenced an elderly Ukrainian citizen who once served as director of a defence factory to six years for espionage, a court spokesman said.The classified case against Yury Soloshenko,...

    Son of two Australian MH17 victims says Ukraine should have closed airspace
    Oct14

    Son of two Australian MH17 victims says Ukraine should have closed airspace

    Queensland man Paul Guard, whose parents died in the July 2014 disaster, says Malaysia Airlines should have been told not to fly over Ukraine conflict zoneA Queensland man who lost both parents when MH17 was brought down says Malaysia Airlines should have been told not to fly over the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.A Dutch safety board report...

    MH17 report brings some solace for families but unanswered questions remain
    Oct13

    MH17 report brings some solace for families but unanswered questions remain

    Loved ones express relief at suggestions that passengers’ deaths were likely to have been instantaneous, but report leaves issues of accountability unaddressedThe families of those on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 when it was shot down have spoken of their hopes that suggestions following the report into the crash are accurate, and...

    Flight MH17: Dutch safety report cites Buk missile and vital missing evidence
    Oct13

    Flight MH17: Dutch safety report cites Buk missile and vital missing evidence

    279-page report rules out many possibilities and is precise on cause of crash naming warhead modelThe 279-page Dutch safety report, and its appendices, covers the flight of MH17 from take-off from Amsterdam on 17 July 2014, through the moment it disappeared from radar screens over eastern Ukraine, to the recovery and forensic analysis of the...

    MH17 report suggests efforts were made to cover up causes of disaster
    Oct13

    MH17 report suggests efforts were made to cover up causes of disaster

    Dutch experts found captain’s body had ‘undergone an external and internal examination to remove foreign objects’ The long-awaited Dutch report into the shooting down of flight MH17 suggests attempts were made to cover up the causes of the disaster, including a bungled autopsy on the body of the captain in which metal fragments from a...

    Whoever shot down flight MH17, Russia’s reputation is in tatters | Mary Dejevsky
    Oct13

    Whoever shot down flight MH17, Russia’s reputation is in tatters | Mary Dejevsky

    We still don’t know for sure who caused the Malaysia Airlines catastrophe in Ukraine, but it has been costly for both the Kremlin and the rebelsIf any one event defines the confusion and savagery of the Ukrainian conflict for much of the world, it is the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, on 17 July, 2014. There was the shock and the...

    MH17 crash report: rival Dutch and Russian claims focus on Buk missile fragments
    Oct13

    MH17 crash report: rival Dutch and Russian claims focus on Buk missile fragments

    Buk manufacturer disputes Dutch report’s conclusion that butterfly-shaped shrapnel prove recent version of missile, used by Russian army, hit planeA Buk anti-aircraft missile has been considered the most plausible culprit in bringing down MH17 since the first hours after the crash, so the conclusion of the Dutch safety board report comes as...

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