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    The killing of my friend Boris Nemtsov must signal the death of appeasement | Garry Kasparov
    Mar06

    The killing of my friend Boris Nemtsov must signal the death of appeasement | Garry Kasparov

    To stop Putin’s aggression, it isn’t necessary for the west to defeat the entire Russian army: just a strategy to make him look like a loserWhen the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in sight of the Kremlin last Friday night, it shocked even those of us who thought we had lost the ability to be shocked by events...

    Nato expansion and the Ukraine conflict | Letters
    Mar05

    Nato expansion and the Ukraine conflict | Letters

    Seumas Milne’s commentary on the situation in Ukraine (The demonisation of Russia risks paving the way for war, 5 March) contains errors in historical fact and in political judgment. Incidentally, these errors are also a regular feature of Russian statements, which Nato totally rejects. Nato has never been guilty of “military expansionism”,...

    The women fighting on the frontline in Ukraine
    Mar05

    The women fighting on the frontline in Ukraine

    Six female volunteers in the struggle against pro-Russian separatists talk about the decision to go to battle for their country – and their hopes for life after warThe volunteer battalions fighting alongside Ukraine’s army are known for being fearless on the battlefield. They also have a reputation for fierce nationalism and far-right...

    US official Victoria Nuland calls Russia’s actions in Ukraine an ‘invasion’
    Mar04

    US official Victoria Nuland calls Russia’s actions in Ukraine an ‘invasion’

    Comment by assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs might be the first time a senior US official has used the term to describe conflictAssistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland has admitted the US considers Russia’s actions in Ukraine “an invasion”, in what might be the first time a senior American official has used...

    The demonisation of Russia risks paving the way for war | Seumas Milne
    Mar04

    The demonisation of Russia risks paving the way for war | Seumas Milne

    Politicians and the media are using Vladimir Putin and Ukraine to justify military expansionism. It’s dangerous follyA quarter of a century after the end of the cold war, the “Russian threat” is unmistakably back. Vladimir Putin, Britain’s defence secretary Michael Fallon declares, is as great a danger to Europe as “Islamic State”....

    The Guardian view on the defence spending row: let’s get serious | Editorial
    Mar04

    The Guardian view on the defence spending row: let’s get serious | Editorial

    Our part of the world faces changes. Britain and Europe need to debate modern defence needs and spendingFaced with complex and growing security challenges, Europe and its nations are not spending enough on defence. So said the European Leadership Network thinktank in a recent assessment that has now been followed by a well-reported warning by the...

    Donetsk miner recalls explosion: ‘the blast threw me into the air’ – video
    Mar04

    Donetsk miner recalls explosion: ‘the blast threw me into the air’ – video

    Ukrainian miner Ivan Lazarenko recounts the moment a Donetsk coal mine exploded on Wednesday afternoon, trapping dozens of people underground. Lazarenko says he remembers being knocked off his feet and then an intense heat inside the mine. He eventually crawled to safety with the help of his foreman, who he says he owes his lifeWarning: contains...

    More than 30 killed in explosion at coal mine in Donetsk
    Mar04

    More than 30 killed in explosion at coal mine in Donetsk

    Local report says Ukrainian rescuers hope to enter the mine after removing the poisonous gas More than 30 people have been killed after an explosion at a coal mine in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a local official has said. “According to preliminary information, more than 30 people were killed. Rescue workers have not...

    US military chief backs arming Ukraine against separatists
    Mar04

    US military chief backs arming Ukraine against separatists

    General Martin Dempsey: ‘We should absolutely consider lethal aid’Comments echo those of new Pentagon chief Ashton CarterThe US military’s top-ranking officer has called for Washington to arm Ukraine in its battle with pro-Russian forces, saying he favours doing so through Nato. Related: Ukraine: US considers military help for Kiev as...

    Mourners bid farewell to Boris Nemtsov, but fear their hopes have died with him
    Mar03

    Mourners bid farewell to Boris Nemtsov, but fear their hopes have died with him

    Thousands queue to pay respects to Putin opponent on icy Moscow day, but many voice fears about what the future holds for RussiaAs the hearse containing Boris Nemtsov’s coffin pulled away, mourners tossed flowers and chants rang out. “Russia will be free!” they cried. “Russia without Putin!” Despite the fighting talk, however, there was an...

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