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    Moscow march: thousands gather in memory of Boris Nemtsov – video
    Mar01

    Moscow march: thousands gather in memory of Boris Nemtsov – video

    Thousands take to the streets in Moscow in memory of Boris Nemtsov, the former deputy prime minister and vehement critic of Vladimir Putin’s rule. Protesters held signs bearing Nemtsov’s face and brought flowers to the site where he was shot dead on Saturday by an unidentified attacker. On the day he died, Nemtsov had called for a...

    Boris Nemtsov
    Mar01

    Boris Nemtsov

    Russian politician who fell out of favour with the Kremlin and opposed expansionist policiesBoris Nemtsov, who has died aged 55 after being shot, was a leading pro-market reformer in the first, tumultuous post-Soviet decade and a popular politician and regional governor who at one point appeared to have been earmarked by President Boris Yeltsin...

    Ukrainian photographer killed in fighting
    Mar01

    Ukrainian photographer killed in fighting

    Sergiy Nikolayev from Ukrainian daily Segodnya died in shelling in east of country as clashes continue despite truce Two people have been killed by shelling in east Ukraine as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels and observers warned the country was at a “crossroads”.Photographer Sergiy Nikolayev from Ukrainian daily...

    Was Boris Nemtsov killed because in Russia opposition activists are deemed traitors?
    Feb28

    Was Boris Nemtsov killed because in Russia opposition activists are deemed traitors?

    Vladimir Putin and media are violently hostile to challenges to the state, an intolerance that has helped end the life of another opposition figureBoris Nemtsov’s dead body was still lying on the icy asphalt when Vladimir Putin’s spokesman announced that the president believed the murder to be a “provocation”.“With all due respect to...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Feb28

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The ceasefire in Ukraine, the suspension of professional football in Greece, Madonna’s fall at the Brit awards – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Debaltseve: life in ruins – in pictures
    Feb28

    Debaltseve: life in ruins – in pictures

    Reuters photographer Baz Ratner has visited the towns of Debaltseve and Vuhlehirsk in eastern Ukraine to document the destruction caused by fighting between pro-Russian and Ukrainian forces … …read more Source: The...

    Georgia, Ukraine and the spirit of Helsinki | Letters
    Feb27

    Georgia, Ukraine and the spirit of Helsinki | Letters

    Your editorial (26 February) states that “the Kremlin’s war over Georgia’s separatist region of South Ossetia” used “defence of Russian minorities as a pretext to negate the sovereignty and the integrity of an independent state”.Not so. The Russian military came to the help of South Ossetia, a small and otherwise defenceless nation...

    Spain arrests eight nationals for fighting with pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain arrests eight nationals for fighting with pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine

    ‘Their activities compromise Spain’s peace or independence’Operation said to be first in Europe against foreign fighters in UkrainePolice have arrested eight Spanish men who returned from fighting alongside pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine, in what they said was the first operation of its kind in Europe.Officers detained the...

    Ukrainian military pulls back heavy weaponry from eastern front
    Feb26

    Ukrainian military pulls back heavy weaponry from eastern front

    Withdrawl of artillery and creation of buffer zone is second step after ceasefire in 12-point agreement agreed in truce talksKiev’s forces have begun pulling back heavy weapons from the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, marking a step forward for the troubled peace plan agreed in Minsk this month.Army command said on Thursday that it would...

    Ukraine to start withdrawing heavy weapons from frontline
    Feb26

    Ukraine to start withdrawing heavy weapons from frontline

    Move was required under ceasefire deal, and defence ministry says it reserves right to revise plan in event of attack by rebel forcesUkraine’s military has said it will start pulling back its heavy weapons from the frontline of its conflict with Russian-backed separatists as required under a ceasefire agreement.The defence ministry said it...

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