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    Video raises concerns over Ukraine’s treatment of Russian prisoners
    May20

    Video raises concerns over Ukraine’s treatment of Russian prisoners

    Release of footage of recently captured soldiers said to violate Geneva conventions. RFE/RL reportsA video showing the interrogation of alleged Russian servicemen captured in Ukraine has sparked concerns about the treatment of prisoners of war in the conflict. The footage of one of the two men captured in eastern Ukraine on Saturday appears to...

    Ukraine vote gives government power to suspend foreign debt payments
    May19

    Ukraine vote gives government power to suspend foreign debt payments

    Parliament hands ministers powers to defend war-torn nation against ‘unscrupulous’ creditorsUkraine’s parliament on Tuesday handed ministers the power to suspend foreign debt payments to defend against “unscrupulous” creditors.The vote was the latest episode in an escalating row over a $25bn (£16bn) rescue package with the...

    ‘Russian soldiers’ captured in Ukraine to face trial on terrorism charges
    May18

    ‘Russian soldiers’ captured in Ukraine to face trial on terrorism charges

    Pair were seized in government-controlled Shchastya and could face life sentences if found guiltyTwo alleged Russian soldiers who were captured while fighting in eastern Ukraine will be tried on terrorism charges, Kiev has said.They could reportedly face sentences of up to life in prison if found guilty of committing a lethal terrorist act. The...

    Two Russian soldiers captured near rebel-controlled Luhansk, says Ukraine
    May18

    Two Russian soldiers captured near rebel-controlled Luhansk, says Ukraine

    Ukrainian MP posts video purporting to show a Russian special forces sergeant lying in a hospital bed admitting to operating in the areaThe Ukrainian government on Sunday claimed to have captured two Russian soldiers operating in the rebel-controlled area.A Ukrainian military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, said on Sunday the two Russian soldiers had...

    Russian recession will last two years,  forecasts EBRD
    May14

    Russian recession will last two years, forecasts EBRD

    European development bank predicts knock-on effects for eastern Europe and central Asia Russia faces two years of recession as the sharp fall in oil prices adds to the problems of an economy beset by structural weakness, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has warned.The EBRD, which was set up following the collapse of communism...

    The west talks about a new cold war. For Russians it has already started | Susan Richards
    May14

    The west talks about a new cold war. For Russians it has already started | Susan Richards

    By continually freezing out the Kremlin, the west is refuelling old resentmentsI’ve been travelling in the heartlands of Russia for 30 years, witnessing everything from the euphoric wishfulness at the fall of communism to prosperity and, more recently, political despair. Yet going there for the first time since the annexation of Crimea, I...

    Venice Biennale: must-see art from the ‘new east’ – in pictures
    May14

    Venice Biennale: must-see art from the ‘new east’ – in pictures

    As Armenia wins Golden Lion for best national pavilion, The Calvert Journal picks the most exciting artists from eastern Europe and former Soviet Union … …read more Source: The...

    The Tribe: a signed story of sex and violence in a deaf school
    May13

    The Tribe: a signed story of sex and violence in a deaf school

    Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s violent new film is set in a deaf school – and completely signed. The Ukrainian director on the revolution in Kiev, his vision for contemporary silent film and what it’s like to suddenly be hotMyroslav Slaboshpytskiy is remembering his secondary school and the deaf children who attended the state boarding...

    Nuclear waste stored in ‘shocking’ way 120 miles from Ukrainian front line
    May13

    Nuclear waste stored in ‘shocking’ way 120 miles from Ukrainian front line

    Experts raise concerns over waste stored in the open air at Europe’s largest nuclear power station, as the conflict increases Ukraine’s reliance on power from its ageing plantsConcerns have been raised by environmentalists and atomic power experts over the way waste is being stored at Europe’s largest nuclear power station, in...

    Ukraine’s refugees find solace in Poland,  Europe’s most homogenous society
    May13

    Ukraine’s refugees find solace in Poland, Europe’s most homogenous society

    Hundred of thousands have fled to their neighbouring country since the current conflict began, with some taking jobs vacated by emigrants to the west As sunlight streams through the windows of Warsaw’s Church of the Basilian Fathers, a priest in gold robes swings a clanking censer around the altar. He chants with a low intonation, and a...

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