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    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...

    Ukraine president calls on allies to boycott 2018 World Cup in Russia
    Mar16

    Ukraine president calls on allies to boycott 2018 World Cup in Russia

    • Petro Poroshenko urges action amid continued occupation of Ukraine territory• ‘I think a World Cup in that country is unthinkable,’ says Poroshenko• Shakhtar’s ‘refugees’ provide escapism in war-torn Ukraine• Fifa apologises for video showing Crimea as port of RussiaUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has urged his...

    Ukraine conflict: Putin ‘was ready for nuclear alert’
    Mar16

    Ukraine conflict: Putin ‘was ready for nuclear alert’

    Russian president says he was ready to put Russia’s nuclear weapons on alert during tensions over crisis in Crimea and UkraineMoscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin...

    Crimea still erasing its Ukrainian past a year after Russia’s takeover
    Mar13

    Crimea still erasing its Ukrainian past a year after Russia’s takeover

    Little has outwardly changed in Crimea one year on from its annexation by Russia, but a harsh crackdown on voices of dissent is underwayThe district court in the suburbs of Crimea’s capital, Simferopol, has changed little in appearance since Russia took over the peninsula. It has the same shabby corridors, the same prefabricated wooden...

    Russia drops treason charges against Svetlana Davydova
    Mar13

    Russia drops treason charges against Svetlana Davydova

    Mother of seven was arrested on suspicion of phoning Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn Russian troops might be sent to UkraineRussia has dropped treason charges against a woman accused of phoning the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow last year to warn that Russian solders might be heading to eastern Ukraine, her lawyer has said. Svetlana Davydova,...

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