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    Pro-Russian journalist shot and killed in Kiev
    Apr16

    Pro-Russian journalist shot and killed in Kiev

    Oles Buzyna, a former editor-in-chief and one-time parliamentary candidate, was killed on Thursday by shots from a passing carA Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views has been gunned down in Kiev.The Ukrainian interior minister, Anton Herashchenko, said in a Facebook post that Oles Buzyna, who was editor-in-chief of a leading daily...

    Ousted Ukraine president’s ally found shot dead in Kiev home
    Apr16

    Ousted Ukraine president’s ally found shot dead in Kiev home

    Oleg Kalashnikov was a member of Viktor Yanukovych’s parliamentSix Yanukovych-era government officials have died over last two monthsA former ally of deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has been found shot to death in his home in Kiev. Related: Ukraine’s former ruling party hit by spate of apparent suicides …...

    German politicians criticise 65-year-old woman pregnant with quadruplets
    Apr15

    German politicians criticise 65-year-old woman pregnant with quadruplets

    Annegret Raunigk, who had IVF treatment in Ukraine after being refused in Germany, is deemed ‘a questionable case’ as she becomes a national talking pointMedical experts and politicians have strongly rounded on a 65-year-old German woman who is pregnant with quadruplets, calling her decision “irresponsible” and “inadvisable”, and warned...

    Ukraine film industry in crisis after major budget cuts
    Apr15

    Ukraine film industry in crisis after major budget cuts

    The Ukraine National Film Agency is unable to fund new projects after the country’s conflict with Russia monopolised resourcesThe Ukrainian film industry is in crisis after a national funding agency exhausted its resources in the wake of the country’s conflict with Russia.Kiev reduced the Ukraine National Film Agency budget last year...

    To absent friends: Moscow defiant as Europe boycotts Victory Day parade
    Apr15

    To absent friends: Moscow defiant as Europe boycotts Victory Day parade

    Putin to rub shoulders with autocrats like Kim Jong-un on 9 May, as EU leaders decide to avoid 70th anniversary spectacle because of Russia’s actions in UkraineAbout 16,000 soldiers, 200 armoured vehicles and 150 planes and helicopters will take part in a Moscow parade for Victory Day on 9 May, dubbed Russia’s “biggest holiday” by...

    Vladimir Putin to join nationalist bikers riding Red Army’s route through Europe
    Apr14

    Vladimir Putin to join nationalist bikers riding Red Army’s route through Europe

    President to join Grey Wolves on rally to mark defeat of Nazi Germany, provoking protests from Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic amid tensions over UkraineA Russian biker gang backed by Vladimir Putin is planning to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the second world war, sparking controversy...

    Fighting erupts in eastern Ukraine
    Apr14

    Fighting erupts in eastern Ukraine

    Heavy shelling heard in Donetsk as Russian-back rebels and Ukrainian forces clash in the latest threat to the Minsk ceasefire signed in FebruaryFighting erupted overnight and in the early hours of Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign...

    ‘Grave concern’ about renewed Ukraine fighting, say European foreign ministers
    Apr14

    ‘Grave concern’ about renewed Ukraine fighting, say European foreign ministers

    Ceasefire must be ‘more comprehensively’ respected, says Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, after meeting in Berlin with French, Russian and Ukrainian counterpartsFrench, German, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers expressed “grave concern” on Tuesday about violations of a shaky ceasefire in separatist-held east Ukraine, but...

    Eastern Europe is boosting military budgets, but US is still the big spender
    Apr13

    Eastern Europe is boosting military budgets, but US is still the big spender

    Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are planning dramatic increases to arms spending, but they remain vulnerable to economic pressures, says thinktankRussia and its Nato neighbours in the Baltic have agreed dramatic increases in their military budgets, in marked contrast to countries that are further west and away from potential conflict zones,...

    ‘The west is wrong to write off Ukraine’s debts’
    Apr13

    ‘The west is wrong to write off Ukraine’s debts’

    It’s easy to feel sorry for a country crippled by war and corruption – but dismissing past debts is not the way to help, say Alexander Lebedev and Vladislav Inozemtsev The road to hell is paved with good intentions, they say, and so it may be with the west’s approach to Ukraine. Related: Viktor Yanukovych is gone, but where are...

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