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    Son of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych ‘drowns in lake’
    Mar23

    Son of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych ‘drowns in lake’

    Yanukovych’s son, also called Viktor, was reportedly driving a van that fell through the ice on a Siberian lake at the weekendThe son of Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych drowned over the weekend, after the van he was driving fell through the ice on a Siberian lake, according to reports.Yanukovych’s son, also called...

    Russia has more right to Crimea than Britain to Falkands, says Russian MP
    Mar23

    Russia has more right to Crimea than Britain to Falkands, says Russian MP

    Head of the Duma’s foreign affairs committee, Alexei Pushkov, responds to British foreign secretary’s attack on Crimea’s annexationRussia has more claim to Crimea than Britain has to the Falkland Islands, a senior Russian lawmaker insisted Sunday as London again denounced Moscow’s “illegal annexation” of the...

    Son of former Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych dies in accident in Russia
    Mar22

    Son of former Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych dies in accident in Russia

    Viktor Yanukovych’s son of same name killed after minibus plunges through ice on Lake Baikal in Siberia, reports Ukrainian politicianAn associate of Ukraine’s deposed president says the former leader’s son has died in an accident in which a minibus plunged through the ice on Lake Baikal in Russia.Nestor Shufrych, a deputy in...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Mar21

    The 20 photographs of the week

    Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu, the dramatic election in Israel, the attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis, the solar eclipse – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Fifa’s Sepp Blatter: 2018 World Cup in Russia will bring peace to region
    Mar20

    Fifa’s Sepp Blatter: 2018 World Cup in Russia will bring peace to region

    • Progress made on treatment of migrant workers in Qatar says Blatter• Fifa raises three-fold amount of money paid to European Club AssociationThe Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has rounded on those calling for a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and claimed holding the tournament there will bring peace to the region.This week the Ukrainian...

    A Crimean league? Football caught up in annexation struggle
    Mar20

    A Crimean league? Football caught up in annexation struggle

    Uefa boss attempts to distance himself from politics as football body considers the future for the clubs of Crimea. EurasiaNet.org reportFootball has become the latest sticking point in the annexation of Crimea, as Russia pressures Uefa to recognise it as an entity separate from Ukraine. Russian troops invaded Crimea year ago in response to the...

    Volunteer  brigades, with kit supplied by families, bridge Ukraine’s military  gaps
    Mar19

    Volunteer brigades, with kit supplied by families, bridge Ukraine’s military gaps

    British and US training for Kiev’s army – where the supply chain is notoriously corrupt – is desperately needed Igor Kuzyo, a nightclub bouncer from Lviv, received a draft notice last summer. But rather than join the Ukrainian army, he travelled east and signed up with a volunteer battalion. At least 30 of these loosely regulated brigades...

    Civilian life slowly returns to Donetsk – in pictures
    Mar19

    Civilian life slowly returns to Donetsk – in pictures

    Under a fragile ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists the residents of Donetsk are slowing trying to resume their lives. Photographer Max Avdeev, who’s been in the city through the fighting, documented the return for Meduza … …read more Source: The...

    Russia celebrates anniversary of Crimea takeover – and eyes second annexation
    Mar18

    Russia celebrates anniversary of Crimea takeover – and eyes second annexation

    Vladimir Putin praises ‘amazing patriotism’ of Russian people as protectorate of South Ossetia signs integration treaty with Kremlin Related: Crimea still erasing its Ukrainian past a year after Russia’s takeover Russia celebrated the one-year anniversary of its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine on Wednesday with an...

    Crimean Tatars divided between Russian and Ukrainian promises
    Mar17

    Crimean Tatars divided between Russian and Ukrainian promises

    Ethnic Tatars have lived in region for more than 1,000 years and now report both entreaties and threats, from both Kiev and MoscowWith a Qur’an on his bookshelf and a large portrait of Vladimir Putin hanging on the wall above him, Zaur Smirnov is convinced that Russia’s annexation of Crimea is good news for his people – the Crimean...

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