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    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,...

    Russia and North Korea forge ‘year of friendship’ pariah alliance
    Mar12

    Russia and North Korea forge ‘year of friendship’ pariah alliance

    Neighbouring regimes declare closer co-operation as Kremlin’s role in Ukraine conflict and Kim Jong-un’s pursuit of nuclear weapons deeply rankle with westRussia and North Korea have announced they will deepen economic and political ties under the banner of a “year of friendship” – a development that could further complicate the...

    IMF signs off $17.5bn loan for Ukraine in second attempt to stave off bankruptcy
    Mar11

    IMF signs off $17.5bn loan for Ukraine in second attempt to stave off bankruptcy

    Four-year bailout programme is expected to unlock further credit from doners and includes immediate $5bn payment to help stabilise conflict-hit economyThe International Monetary Fund has signed off on a $17.5bn (£11.8bn) four-year aid programme for Ukraine, the second attempt in less than a year to help the country avoid bankruptcy. The...

    US will send Ukraine small drones and armoured Humvees, officials say
    Mar11

    US will send Ukraine small drones and armoured Humvees, officials say

    White House concerned that Russian-backed separatists are violating cease-fire agreements in eastern Ukraine and keeping out international monitorsUS vice president Joe Biden told Ukraine’s president on Wednesday the US will send more aid to the country, which US officials said will include small drones and armored Humvees.The White House...

    Russia struggling to maintain military operations in Ukraine, says report
    Mar11

    Russia struggling to maintain military operations in Ukraine, says report

    Report highlighting extent of Kremlin’s involvement in conflict claims scale of continuing involvement is putting strains on Russian militaryLarge-scale intervention in eastern Ukraine by regular Russian troops began last August, reaching a peak of 10,000 in December, and Moscow has been struggling to maintain operations on such a scale and...

    Review: Blueprint for Revolution, a fantastically readable and useful handbook for activists
    Mar11

    Review: Blueprint for Revolution, a fantastically readable and useful handbook for activists

    Want to start a revolution? All you need is Tolkien and Monty Python, according to the man behind the Serbian uprisingsI’ve just read the new book by Srjdja Popovic, one of the Serbian protestors who overthrew Slobodan Milosevic and then went on to train protest movements around the world, and it’s brilliant. First prize for...

    Britain should arm Ukraine, says Tory donor
    Mar11

    Britain should arm Ukraine, says Tory donor

    Former Ukrainian businessman argues that Cameron and Obama should send weapons and ammunition to support the government in KievEurope has failed to slay the demons of war – Richard SakwaAs the conflict in Ukraine approaches the one-year mark, the time has come to admit that the current approach of the west is failing. No one can seriously doubt...

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