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    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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    Russian bombers testing the RAF hark back to cold war for Putin and the west
    Feb19

    Russian bombers testing the RAF hark back to cold war for Putin and the west

    Tensions grow across Europe as Russian president exploits divides in Nato and EU in his efforts for paternalistic world order that rejects western ‘weakness’The sight of Russian long-range nuclear bombers testing the RAF in the skies off Cornwall has brought home the perils faced daily by the inhabitants of eastern Ukraine and reignited...

    Maidan – video review
    Feb19

    Maidan – video review

    The film team review In the Fog director Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary about the 2014 protests in Kiev. Filmed in a series of static shots, Maidan attempts to recreate the sensation of protesting with the people of Ukraine. Maidan is released in UK cinemas this Friday … …read more Source: The...

    Leaders insist on respect for Minsk accord as Ukraine ceasefire crumbles
    Feb19

    Leaders insist on respect for Minsk accord as Ukraine ceasefire crumbles

    Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande agree by telephone that measures agreed last week should be implemented ‘strictly and in their entirety’The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed by telephone on Thursday to make a new push to impose an accord seeking to establish a ceasefire in Ukraine, President François...

    Russia a threat to Baltic states after Ukraine conflict, warns Michael Fallon
    Feb19

    Russia a threat to Baltic states after Ukraine conflict, warns Michael Fallon

    Defence secretary claims Vladimir Putin could repeat tactics used to destabilise Ukraine in Baltic members of the Nato alliance Russian president Vladimir Putin could repeat the tactics used to destabilise Ukraine in Baltic members of the Nato alliance, the defence secretary has warned.Michael Fallon said Nato must be ready for Russian aggression...

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