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    The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas
    Oct01

    The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas

    The outgoing EU ambassador to Russia identifies a deep and dangerous clash of values between Moscow and the west, epitomised by the Ukraine crisisWhen I arrived in Moscow as the EU’s ambassador to Russia four years ago, relations between the two blocs were strained but functional. Within months, though, Russia would annex Crimea and...

    West’s rift with Russia ‘will last until Vladimir Putin goes’
    Sep30

    West’s rift with Russia ‘will last until Vladimir Putin goes’

    Outgoing EU envoy to Moscow says Brussels should help Ukraine by offering it a path to membershipRelations between Russia and the EU are stuck in a “deep and acute” crisis and are unlikely to improve until President Vladimir Putin leaves office and the conflict in Ukraine is resolved – events that could be many years away, the outgoing EU...

    Crimean Tatar leader convicted of ‘separatism’ will not seek clemency
    Sep29

    Crimean Tatar leader convicted of ‘separatism’ will not seek clemency

    Ilmi Umerov, who was sentenced to jail for comments about Russia’s annexation, says he will not ask for mercy despite illnessesA Crimean Tatar leader sentenced to two years in jail for opposing Russian rule in the annexed territory has said he will not appeal to the Kremlin for mercy, despite illnesses that mean his life could be at risk in...

    Paul Manafort: why Trump’s old ally could hold the key in Mueller’s Russia hunt
    Sep23

    Paul Manafort: why Trump’s old ally could hold the key in Mueller’s Russia hunt

    Trump’s ex-campaign chair is a major target for special counsel Mueller, and an indictment may not be far off – which could change everything for the presidentWhen Paul Manafort, the former Washington super-lobbyist, bought an apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan for $3.7m in 2006, there was no reason at the time to read the hand of...

    The billionaires investing in Cyprus in exchange for EU passports
    Sep17

    The billionaires investing in Cyprus in exchange for EU passports

    Businesspeople and those with political influence from Russia and Ukraine among hundreds granted citizenship for moneyA leaked list of names of those who have benefited from Cyprus’s citizenship-by-investment programmes represents a detailed insight into the panoply of clients behind schemes providing passports to the super rich.It also...

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine
    Sep17

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine

    Passports issued under ‘golden visa’ scheme raises €4bn since 2013, according to papers seen by the GuardianBillionaire Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian elites accused of corruption are among hundreds of people who have acquired EU passports under controversial “golden visa” schemes, the Guardian has learnt.The government of Cyprus has...

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine
    Sep17

    Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine

    Passports issued under ‘golden visa’ scheme raises €4bn since 2013, according to papers seen by the GuardianBillionaire Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian elites accused of corruption are among hundreds of people who have acquired EU passports under controversial “golden visa” schemes, the Guardian has learnt.The government of Cyprus has...

    Envoy welcomes Russian idea for UN troops in eastern Ukraine
    Sep16

    Envoy welcomes Russian idea for UN troops in eastern Ukraine

    Suggestion by Putin offers more options for resolving conflict in the region, says Kurt VolkerRussia’s apparent backing for the possible deployment of UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine gives negotiators more ideas with which to seek a resolution to the separatist conflict, the US envoy to the Ukraine peace talks has said.The Russian...

    Migrants stuck on endless ferry journey as countries refuse entry
    Sep15

    Migrants stuck on endless ferry journey as countries refuse entry

    Men stowed away on Istanbul to Odessa ferry and are stuck at sea while both Turkey and Ukraine refuse to take themTwelve migrants, apparently from North Africa, have been sailing to and fro between Istanbul and Odessa on a Danish passenger ferry for the last seven weeks, locked in four cabins with no country willing to take them. According to the...

    Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum review – grim but essential
    Sep07

    Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum review – grim but essential

    An indignant history of the forced famine that killed at least four million“Holodomor” is a less well-known word than “Holocaust”, but Anne Applebaum’s indignant history of the famine that Stalin and his followers deliberately inflicted on Ukraine in 1932-33 leaves little doubt that it should be remembered alongside Hitler’s slaughter...

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