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    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov
    Sep07

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov

    Iranian film-maker Makhmalbaf endorses international outcry over 20-year jail sentence imposed on Ukrainian director convicted of terrorismThe Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has added his voice to international protests over the plight of Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian director serving a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted on terrorism...

    Ukraine’s government bears more responsibility for ongoing conflict than the far-right
    Sep04

    Ukraine’s government bears more responsibility for ongoing conflict than the far-right

    The question of autonomy in the Donbass has fractured the fragile coalition, but the government must start thinking of solutions – not point fingers at paramilitariesViolence erupted outside the parliament building in Kiev this week during protests against constitutional changes which could grant more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in...

    Banned cluster bombs ‘used in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Sudan, Libya’
    Sep03

    Banned cluster bombs ‘used in Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Sudan, Libya’

    Cluster Munition Coalition report finds bombs that kill and maim large numbers of civilians remain in widespread useIslamic State (Isis), Syrian government forces, both sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Saudi jets attacking targets in Yemen have all used cluster bombs and rockets banned by international treaty, according to an...

    Ukraine needs radical reforms not Soviet bans
    Sep03

    Ukraine needs radical reforms not Soviet bans

    As the country celebrates anniversary of independence from USSR, Jaroslav Gritsak argues that an independent judiciary is more important than the removal of statuesWhat is my reaction to Ukraine’s attempt to break ties with its Soviet past by banning communist symbols? Well, I do not have one. In common with much of the country, such...

    Kiev’s week of violence is a crisis of its own making | Andrey Kurkov
    Sep02

    Kiev’s week of violence is a crisis of its own making | Andrey Kurkov

    Theories abound about the violence that has flared again in Kiev. But despite profiting from it, Russia is very unlikely to have perpetrated itA “day of fury” was proclaimed on Monday by the Ukrainian nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom). The fury ended with a grenade being thrown into lines of soldiers guarding the Kiev parliament building, where...

    Polio in two Ukrainian children first occurrence of disease in Europe since 2010
    Sep02

    Polio in two Ukrainian children first occurrence of disease in Europe since 2010

    WHO confirms that a child aged four years and another of 10 months are paralysed after contracting diseaseTwo children in Ukraine have been paralysed after contracting polio – the first time the disease has been seen in Europe since 2010.Confirming the cases in a child of four years and one aged 10 months in Zakarpatskaya oblast, south-western...

    Putin helps Russian MP evade EU sanctions to get medical visa for Italy
    Sep02

    Putin helps Russian MP evade EU sanctions to get medical visa for Italy

    Iosif Kobzon, known as ‘Russia’s Sinatra’, who has sung in rebel-held Ukraine, accused of hypocrisy for seeking treatment abroad despite anti-western rhetoricItaly has confirmed it has given a visa to the sanctioned Russian singer and MP Iosif Kobzon after the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, reportedly intervened to help him go to...

    Amateur footage shows grenade attack near Ukrainian parliament- video
    Aug31

    Amateur footage shows grenade attack near Ukrainian parliament- video

    Warning: video contains footage of the explosion and injured people. Video taken from a building overlooking the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev shows the moment a grenade is thrown among police officers at a protest. The demonstrations were against a government vote to give rebel-territories in the east of the country greater autonomy. One police...

    Anti-autonomy protests in Ukraine – in pictures
    Aug31

    Anti-autonomy protests in Ukraine – in pictures

    Protests erupt outside the parliament building in Kiev against constitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine … …read more Source: The...

    Explosion at Ukraine parliament protest: guardsman dies – video
    Aug31

    Explosion at Ukraine parliament protest: guardsman dies – video

    Warning: video contains footage of the explosion and injured people Injured riot police can be seen trying to flee an area outside the Ukraine parliament in Kiev, after a blast goes off on Monday. Police and protesters clash after a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east of the country. During the demonstration, grenades...

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