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    Ousted Ukraine leader aiming to return as rebel rockets threaten peace plan
    Feb21

    Ousted Ukraine leader aiming to return as rebel rockets threaten peace plan

    Disgraced president Viktor Yanukovych speaks out from exile in Russia as thousands gather for pro-Putin rally in MoscowOusted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has controversially spoken out from self-imposed exile in Russia, promising, exactly a year after he fled Kiev, to return to Ukraine to “ease people’s lives” and help stop the...

    Russia to receive additional sanctions, says John Kerry in London
    Feb21

    Russia to receive additional sanctions, says John Kerry in London

    US secretary of state condemns Russia’s ‘extraordinarily craven behaviour’ in breaching Ukraine ceasefire as he meets foreign secretary Philip Hammond Further sanctions are set to be imposed on Russia in the coming days as the international community steps up pressure on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.US secretary of state John...

    The 20 photographs of the week
    Feb21

    The 20 photographs of the week

    The ongoing crisis in Ukraine, festivals in Spain, India and Brazil, fashion in New York and London and inclement weather everywhere – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week … …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russian victors vow to ignore deal for ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb20

    Pro-Russian victors vow to ignore deal for ceasefire in Ukraine

    EU leader warns of ‘further action’ if diplomacy fails as rebels’ leadership vacuum imperils peace efforts As the sun set over the cratered fields around Debaltseve, a group of pro-Russian Cossack fighters were retrieving boxes of anti-tank artillery rounds and two armoured vehicles left by Kiev’s forces on the side of the...

    The Guardian view on the lessons of Ukraine: eyes wide open | Editorial
    Feb20

    The Guardian view on the lessons of Ukraine: eyes wide open | Editorial

    Russian aggression means western Europe must have a much-needed debate about defence optionsFrom now until the general election in May, David Cameron has few if any foreign travel plans. Following his visit to Barack Obama in the White House a month ago, the stay-at-home prime minister intends to maximise his time electioneering in this country,...

    Russia’s rouble crisis threatens support for rebel Transnistria
    Feb20

    Russia’s rouble crisis threatens support for rebel Transnistria

    Breakaway region relies on Kremlin for 70% of its budget and motherland’s economic woes have left residents feeling the pinch, reports Eurasianet.orgFifty-eight-year-old Veronica Zinici, a pensioner from the rebel republic of Transnistria, recently traveled to the Moldovan capital Chișinău for medical treatment. She also brought with her a...

    UK guilty of ‘catastrophic misreading’ of Ukraine crisis, Lords report claims
    Feb20

    UK guilty of ‘catastrophic misreading’ of Ukraine crisis, Lords report claims

    Damning report by Lords committee finds Foreign Office expertise relating to Russia has diminished significantlyThe UK is guilty of sleepwalking into the crisis in Ukraine and has not been as active or visible as it should, according to a damning report into the British and European approach to the crisis by the main Lords committee on foreign...

    Maidan review – hypnotic bird’s-eye-view of Ukraine uprising
    Feb20

    Maidan review – hypnotic bird’s-eye-view of Ukraine uprising

    Sergei Loznitsa’s fixed camera captures the tragedy of the protests in Kiev’s Independence Square with haunting intensityThis film from Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa it is a remarkable record of the popular demonstration in Kiev’s Independence Square (the Maidan Nezalezhnosti) during the winter of 2013-14, against the...

    People in eastern Ukraine struggle to put food on the table – video
    Feb19

    People in eastern Ukraine struggle to put food on the table – video

    People living in war-torn eastern Ukraine struggle to feed themselves and their children as provisions become increasingly scarce. The World Food Programme says it is scaling up its emergency operation in the region to help the nearly 190,000 people displaced by the conflict. Its vouchers are worth $45 per person and and are expected to last for...

    Martin Rowson on Michael Fallon and Russia – cartoon
    Feb19

    Martin Rowson on Michael Fallon and Russia – cartoon

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