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    Germany protests as MP who called Russia a ‘warmonger’ denied entry
    May26

    Germany protests as MP who called Russia a ‘warmonger’ denied entry

    Germany has described as ‘incomprehensible and unacceptable’ Russia’s refusal to let a conservative lawmaker with links to Ukraine into the country Germany protested to Russia on Monday over Moscow’s refusal to let a conservative German lawmaker into the country, a decision the foreign ministry criticised as unacceptable in the...

    Separatist commander killed in Ukraine
    May24

    Separatist commander killed in Ukraine

    Leader of rebel Prizrak brigade Alexey Mozgovoy among those killed in attack in eastern Ukraine A separatist commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with several other fighters after their car came under attack on Saturday, rebel authorities have announced. The defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic confirmed that Alexey...

    EU summit pledges €1.8bn to Ukraine but Russia remains elephant in room
    May22

    EU summit pledges €1.8bn to Ukraine but Russia remains elephant in room

    European leaders in Riga accused of expecting Eastern Partnership countries to bring in reforms for little in return while Kremlin offers ‘cash with fewer strings’European leaders pledged Ukraine €1.8bn (£1.3bn) and the vague prospect of visa-free travel at an EU summit in Riga where the Kremlin’s newly assertive policy in...

    Gérard Depardieu discusses Russia in Cannes: ‘If Crimea had been American it would have been a different matter’
    May22

    Gérard Depardieu discusses Russia in Cannes: ‘If Crimea had been American it would have been a different matter’

    The actor has spoken of his unhappiness over the conflict in Ukraine, as well as about his love of being fed on set and his respect for Bruce Willis Related: Gérard Depardieu launches luxury watch in Russia amid economic turmoil Gerard Depardieu has expressed solidarity with both Russian president Vladimir Putin and former Ukrainian president...

    Ukraine fears spread of separatist conflict amid hostility towards Kiev
    May22

    Ukraine fears spread of separatist conflict amid hostility towards Kiev

    Attacks in Odessa and Kharkiv suggest instability is extending across the country, fuelled by rising inflation and rocketing utility prices On a bright Sunday morning in February, Ihor Rassokha was at a pro-Ukraine rally in Kharkhiv with a friend, the local scientist Igor Tolmachov.Suddenly there was an explosion, Rossokha recalled, sounding like...

    Ukrainian commander says captured drones are Russian – video
    May22

    Ukrainian commander says captured drones are Russian – video

    The commander of the Ukrainian Aerorozvidka unit, Natan Chazin, explains the the importance of a drone his unit shot down this month. Chazin explains that the recovery of the the Israeli-made drone, called the Searcher 2, lasted two days as Ukrainian troops battled to reach the wreckage, saying this is indicative of the aircraft’s...

    The Putin paradox: distrusted, feared, and yet revered | Natalie Nougayréde
    May21

    The Putin paradox: distrusted, feared, and yet revered | Natalie Nougayréde

    Putin’s high approval ratings remain a mystery to the west. But Russians haven’t been brainwashedThe recent failure of opinion polls ahead of the British elections has sparked much soul-searching in Westminster circles. Pollsters, we are told, have eroded the public’s faith in politics and should consider resigning en masse.I...

    Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian
    May21

    Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Captured drones appear to be further evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine conflictRussia is using advanced drones to monitor the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian forces who say they have shot down two of the aircraft this month.The announcement come shortly after Ukraine’s capture of two men it says are...

    Ukraine bans Soviet symbols and criminalises sympathy for communism
    May21

    Ukraine bans Soviet symbols and criminalises sympathy for communism

    New laws also honour controversialist nationalist groups that committed ethnic cleansing or allied with the Nazis for part of second world warTwo new laws that ban communist symbols while honouring nationalist groups that collaborated with the Nazis have come into effect in Ukraine, raising concerns that Kiev could be stifling free speech and...

    Ukrainian artists turn up heat on Russia with Kremlin barbecue – video
    May21

    Ukrainian artists turn up heat on Russia with Kremlin barbecue – video

    A group of artists in Kiev have produced a barbecue in the style of the Kremlin. They say the project is a symbol of resistance against Russian involvement in the conflict in the east of Ukraine. Yaroslav, the project co-founder, compares the image of the Kremlin burning with JRR Tolkein’s Mordor, the home of Lord of the Rings villain...

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