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    On the front line of Europe’s forgotten war in Ukraine
    Nov12

    On the front line of Europe’s forgotten war in Ukraine

    Four years since Russia incited an uprising, Europe’s focus has moved on to Brexit, Isis and migrationLast June, in the intense heat of a Ukrainian summer, four of Ludmila Brozhyk’s neighbours were sitting chatting in the sunshine. The children had stayed indoors, in the relative cool, to watch cartoons. When the mortar bomb dropped...

    Sex under siege: Ukrainian drama uncovers how war affects intimacy
    Nov06

    Sex under siege: Ukrainian drama uncovers how war affects intimacy

    The playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s Bad Roads explores the brutal effects of conflict on personal relationships. Sasha Dugdale reveals the pain of translating its harrowing scenes for a new Royal Court productionWhat happens to people’s personal relationships – and, more specifically, their sexual lives – in a time of conflict?...

    Russia blamed for attack on Chechen couple who fought with Ukrainian forces
    Oct31

    Russia blamed for attack on Chechen couple who fought with Ukrainian forces

    Ukraine officials suspect Russian secret services or pro-Kremlin Chechen assassins behind attack that injured Adam Osmayev and killed Amina Okuyeva on MondayUkrainian officials have said they believe either Russian secret services or pro-Kremlin Chechen assassins were behind an attack on a Chechen man accused of plotting to kill Vladimir Putin...

    Man accused of plotting to kill Putin injured and wife killed in Ukraine attack
    Oct31

    Man accused of plotting to kill Putin injured and wife killed in Ukraine attack

    Husband-and-wife team fought as volunteers alongside Ukrainian forces battling Russian-backed insurgents in the east of the war-scarred countryA Chechen volunteer soldier previously accused of plotting to kill Vladimir Putin has been wounded and his wife killed when their car was attacked near Kiev.Amina Okuyeva died and her husband Adam Osmayev...

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb
    Oct30

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb

    The indictment unsealed on Monday details a scheme to turn ill-gotten Ukrainian money into American property that was then mortgaged for millionsPaul Manafort may be about to become the most infamous Airbnb host in America. The former chair of the Trump campaign was charged – along with his “right-hand man” Rick Gates – with conspiring against...

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb
    Oct30

    Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ laundered illicit cash through property loans – and Airbnb

    The indictment unsealed on Monday details a scheme to turn ill-gotten Ukrainian money into American property that was then mortgaged for millionsPaul Manafort may be about to become the most infamous Airbnb host in America. The former chair of the Trump campaign was charged – along with his “right-hand man” Rick Gates – with conspiring against...

    Bad Rabbit: Game of Thrones-referencing ransomware hits Europe
    Oct25

    Bad Rabbit: Game of Thrones-referencing ransomware hits Europe

    NotPetya-style malware infects Kiev’s metro system, Odessa airport and Russian media, demanding bitcoin for decryption keyA major ransomware attack is hitting computers in Russia and Ukraine, bearing similarities to the NotPetya outbreak that caused billions of pounds of damage in June.The self-titled “Bad Rabbit” malware encrypts data on...

    What should Putin do about the war in Ukraine? Learn from Lenin | Serhii Plokhy
    Oct20

    What should Putin do about the war in Ukraine? Learn from Lenin | Serhii Plokhy

    As the revolution’s centenary nears, Russia must accept that its neighbour is an independent nationAs the centenary of the Russian Revolution comes knocking on the portals of the Kremlin, the Russian government does not know what to do. The wave of post-Soviet popular revolts, from the Georgian Rose Revolution of 2003 to the Revolution of...

    UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’
    Oct14

    UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’

    Saatchi agency hired to run range of projects, from ‘rebranding’ Ukraine to influencing Russian-speaking minorities in Baltic statesBritain is seeking to counter a cold war-style “information war” by investing in a range of projects, from “rebranding” Ukraine to influencing Russian speakers in Baltic states.The UK’s efforts have...

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family
    Oct07

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family

    One crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, a young Ukrainian woman born and raised in the poor suburbs of Kiev, who is torn between playing football and looking after her family.Alina’s life has always been based around playing football and she was considered for the Ukrainian football team. Her coach knows she is talented but Alina is...

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