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    Eyewitness: Kiev
    Jul28

    Eyewitness: Kiev

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    ‘We like partisan warfare.’ Chechens fighting in Ukraine – on both sides
    Jul24

    ‘We like partisan warfare.’ Chechens fighting in Ukraine – on both sides

    On one side, fighters eager to exact revenge for Russia’s plunder of their country fight for Kiev. On the other, forces loyal to Kadyrov’s Kremlin-backed regime support the pro-Russian rebelsIn the long-drawn-out struggle for Ukraine, it may be surprising to know that Chechen fighters in their hundreds have joined the...

    Gay couple kicked and pepper sprayed by far-right mob in Kiev
    Jul23

    Gay couple kicked and pepper sprayed by far-right mob in Kiev

    Zoryan Kis and Tymur Levchuk were attacked by group of 15-20 young men after deciding to test people’s reactions to them holding handsA gay couple in Kiev have replicated a viral video filmed earlier this month in Moscow to test how Ukrainians would react to two men holding hands.In the original video, which was inspired by the supreme...

    Vladimir Putin’s approval rating at record levels
    Jul23

    Vladimir Putin’s approval rating at record levels

    Almost nine out of 10 Russians approve of thier president, according to survey that also highlights support for Ukraine strategyVladimir Putin’s approval rating is at record levels with nine out of ten Russians saying they have a positive view of their president. Putin had an approval of 87% in July, and an all-time high of 89% in June,...

    Gay couple kicked and pepper sprayed in Kiev – video
    Jul23

    Gay couple kicked and pepper sprayed in Kiev – video

    A gay couple are attacked in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev after being spotted sitting closely on a bench. The video, uploaded to YouTube on 22 July, shows a group of men approach the couple, who are then kicked and pepper sprayed. The pair filmed the attack as part of a social experiment on tolerance in the Ukraine. The couple had earlier filmed...

    Gérard Depardieu reportedly blacklisted by Ukraine as threat to national security
    Jul22

    Gérard Depardieu reportedly blacklisted by Ukraine as threat to national security

    Film star is put on list of 500 foreign cultural figures who allegedly speak out ‘in support of violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine’ French actor Gérard Depardieu has reportedly been blacklisted by Ukraine as a “threat to [the country’s] national security” after making comments in support of his adopted homeland, Russia.The...

    Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov goes on trial for terrorism in Russia
    Jul21

    Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov goes on trial for terrorism in Russia

    Sentsov, arrested after attending protest against annexation of Crimea, tells court: ‘I repeat that I consider this case to be political and falsified’An award-winning filmmaker who criticised the annexation of Crimea last year has been put on trial for terrorism in Russia despite an international outcry.FSB agents detained Oleg Sentsov,...

    Oligarchs nouveaux? Why some say Ukraine is still in thrall to an elite
    Jul21

    Oligarchs nouveaux? Why some say Ukraine is still in thrall to an elite

    The corrupt power enjoyed by a wealthy clique sparked the country’s Maidan revolution, but the transparent governance promised by Ukraine’s new leaders is proving difficult to deliverIn Ukraine, government supporters, western diplomats and opposition figures tend to reply to inquiries about how the process of “de-oligarchisation” is...

    Big stink on Russian border as man tries to smuggle 460kg of cheese from EU
    Jul21

    Big stink on Russian border as man tries to smuggle 460kg of cheese from EU

    Authorities claim man was attempting to evade sanctions by hiding huge cache of cheese in boot and backseat of vehicle driving into Kaliningrad oblastRussian customs officials said on Monday they had foiled a bid to smuggle nearly half a tonne of cheese into the country from the European Union, whose food is subject to retaliatory sanctions.A man...

    MH17 ceremony turns into flag-waving protest by pro-Russian separatists
    Jul17

    MH17 ceremony turns into flag-waving protest by pro-Russian separatists

    Members of Donetsk People’s Republic turn out at memorial near small east Ukrainian village where Malaysia Airlines flight crashed after being hit by missileCommemorations marking the anniversary of the shooting down of flight MH17 have been thrown into controversy as a ceremony at the crash site in eastern Ukraine turned into a flag-waving...

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