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    Merkel urges Russia to pressure Ukraine rebels to abide by ceasefire
    May10

    Merkel urges Russia to pressure Ukraine rebels to abide by ceasefire

    German chancellor issues warning over ceasefire violations by separatists in eastern Ukriane during during visit to MoscowThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for Russia to do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide by a ceasefire that has been strained in recent weeks.Speaking alongside Vladimir Putin, the Russian...

    Ukrainian artists occupy Russian pavilion at Venice Biennale
    May08

    Ukrainian artists occupy Russian pavilion at Venice Biennale

    Mock occupation by activists in military uniforms mimics Russia’s military incursion into east Ukraine Mimicking the Russian military involvement in east Ukraine, a group of Ukrainian artists and activists have staged a mock-occupation of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, descending on the venue in camouflage fatigues.The artists...

    What can the Lusitania teach us about the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17? | Philip Oltermann
    May08

    What can the Lusitania teach us about the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17? | Philip Oltermann

    The disinformation tactics deployed by Putin’s Russia last summer are not that different from the propaganda used by Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany 100 years agoThe fog of propaganda and counter-propaganda settled long before the last corpse had been laid to rest. One side called the catastrophe a deliberate act of warfare, an unspeakable...

    Russia snub wastes chance of Ukraine peace | Letters
    May07

    Russia snub wastes chance of Ukraine peace | Letters

    Howard Amos’s report on the Odessa fire of 2 May 2014 (2 May), in which at least 45 people died, reminds us how easily tension and mounting distrust can become murderous. On 9 May in Moscow, statesmen are to celebrate the victorious ending of the most destructive war in European history, against Nazi Germany. I understand that no western...

    A road trip into the Communist past – in pictures
    May07

    A road trip into the Communist past – in pictures

    Inspired by vintage postcards, photographer Marco Citron’s series of ‘boring landscapes’ from the former Soviet Union reveals the beautiful in the banal, says The Calvert Journal … …read more Source: The...

    15 years of Vladimir Putin: 15 ways he has changed Russia and the world
    May06

    15 years of Vladimir Putin: 15 ways he has changed Russia and the world

    His critics say he has led his country into an autocratic cul-de-sac, but his fans point to the stability he brought after Yeltsin and the way he stood up to the westDays before he was elected to the Russian presidency in 2000, Vladimir Putin told the BBC that Russia was “part of European culture” and that he “would not rule out” the possibility...

    Nuclear waste stored in the open air near Ukrainian front line
    May06

    Nuclear waste stored in the open air near Ukrainian front line

    ‘Shocking’ store of over 3,000 spent fuel rods stand in containers in an open-air yard just 200km from Ukraine’s warzone and highlight wider tensions over energy relations with Russia More than 3,000 spent nuclear fuel rods are being stored in an open-air yard just over 100 miles from Ukraine’s front line of fighting, in...

    Ukraine oligarch brokered deal to make Petro Poroshenko president, court hears
    May05

    Ukraine oligarch brokered deal to make Petro Poroshenko president, court hears

    Dmytro Firtash boasts he persuaded former boxer Vitali Klitschko to step aside during what he calls a politically motivated US extradition hearing in AustriaLast year’s Maidan revolution in Ukraine was meant to usher in a new kind of politics and end official corruption and behind-the-scenes oligarchic influence. But an Austrian court last...

    Global Jewish immigration to Israel jumps by 40% this year
    May03

    Global Jewish immigration to Israel jumps by 40% this year

    Ukrainians and Russians account for surge as numbers leaving western Europe in first three months remains steady despite Paris attacks in January, report showsJewish immigration into Israel has surged more than 40% this year, but it is Ukrainians and Russians who are responsible for the rise, not western Europeans fleeing after the Paris...

    Upswing in fighting in Ukraine sends civilians fleeing and puts truce in doubt
    May03

    Upswing in fighting in Ukraine sends civilians fleeing and puts truce in doubt

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers are killed in past week, and another 40 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, in most intense clashes since Minsk ceasefireUkraine is experiencing its most serious increase in fighting in three months, sending more civilians fleeing and raising fresh doubts about the viability of a shaky February truce.Another...

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