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    What’s the Pink Panther doing in Ukraine?
    Aug03

    What’s the Pink Panther doing in Ukraine?

    Missiles in the street, beggars dressed as cartoon characters chasing tourists, bodies rotting in bloody morgues … photographer Miron Zownir went in search of his Ukrainian roots – and uncovered a country in despairBackyard missiles and meth: Ukraine, before the revolution – in picturesOn his first visit to the Ukrainian city of Poltava in the...

    Military aircraft interceptions have surged: Top Gun … but for real
    Aug03

    Military aircraft interceptions have surged: Top Gun … but for real

    In Europe, over the Aegean and in the Asia-Pacific region, interceptions are ‘almost routine’ but the sheer volume of incidents risks escalationWorld powers are reporting surges in airspace violations and instances where aircraft are scrambled to intercept foreign jets, amid a sharp rise in geopolitical tensions in Europe and Asia.Nato...

    Trial of Ukrainian pilot accused over journalists’ deaths begins in Russia
    Jul30

    Trial of Ukrainian pilot accused over journalists’ deaths begins in Russia

    Prosecutors accuse Nadiya Savchenko of involvement in the deaths of two journalists from public broadcaster VGTRK, but Ukraine says she has been kidnapped by RussiaThe high-profile trial of a Ukrainian pilot detained for more than a year has opened in Russia.Helicopter navigator Nadiya Savchenko, 34, faces up to 25 years in prison for her alleged...

    David Cameron pushes for MH17 inquiry after Russia blocks UN tribunal
    Jul30

    David Cameron pushes for MH17 inquiry after Russia blocks UN tribunal

    PM suggests seeking alternatives to UN route after Moscow veto of resolution for prosecution and punishment of those responsible for downing planeDavid Cameron suggested a fresh inquiry outside the auspices of the UN could be opened into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane over eastern Ukraine, after Russia blocked a UN security...

    Ukraine agribusiness firms in ‘quiet land grab’ with development finance | Claire Provost and Matt Kennard
    Jul30

    Ukraine agribusiness firms in ‘quiet land grab’ with development finance | Claire Provost and Matt Kennard

    Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from World Bank’s private lending arm used to expand industrial farms amid mounting concern about local effectsHundreds of millions of dollars in development finance from the World Bank’s investment arm have helped to fund the controversial expansion of a billionaire’s agribusiness...

    ‘Is there an end?’ The residents caught in the crossfire in eastern Ukraine
    Jul30

    ‘Is there an end?’ The residents caught in the crossfire in eastern Ukraine

    Life is an everyday battle for locals who, despite a fragile truce, continue to bear the brunt of the conflict. The Moscow Times reportsVasily Nikolaevich, a 63-year-old resident of Mariinka, a small town in Ukraine just 20 kilometres away from the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, was in his vegetable garden when he heard the sound of shooting...

    MH17: Julie Bishop savages Russia for vetoing UN tribunal proposal
    Jul30

    MH17: Julie Bishop savages Russia for vetoing UN tribunal proposal

    Australian foreign minister says Russia’s veto is an ‘affront to the memory’ of victims who died when Malaysia Airlines plane was brought down over eastern UkraineThe Australain foreign minister, Julie Bishop, has lambasted Russia for using its veto power to block a United Nations proposal to establish an international criminal...

    Eyewitness: Kiev
    Jul28

    Eyewitness: Kiev

    Photographs from the Eyewitness series … …read more Source: The...

    ‘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...

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