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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...

    In their cynicism about Putin, western diplomats are making the Ukrainian crisis worse | Mary Dejevsky
    Feb19

    In their cynicism about Putin, western diplomats are making the Ukrainian crisis worse | Mary Dejevsky

    The Russian president has every reason to want the ceasefire to hold, but if the west continues to misread his motives there’s little chance of it happeningEver since the roadmap for peace in Ukraine was agreed last week, the prevailing mood in western capitals has been pessimism laced with cynicism. In the unlikely event that the ceasefire...

    Ukrainian soldiers share horrors of Debaltseve battle after stinging defeat
    Feb18

    Ukrainian soldiers share horrors of Debaltseve battle after stinging defeat

    Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers retreat from strategic town taken by pro-Russia separatists, leaving their dead and wounded comrades behindA long line of military vehicles crawled north on the highway leading out of the abandoned government positions in Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, pulling a motley assortment of half-destroyed ambulances,...

    The Guardian view on Debaltseve and the Ukraine ceasefire | Editorial
    Feb18

    The Guardian view on Debaltseve and the Ukraine ceasefire | Editorial

    The best response to Russian policy in Ukraine is to play the economic cardIt was obvious as soon as the Ukraine ceasefire was agreed last week that both sides would fight hard in the time before it came into force to either seize or deny territory, particularly in Debaltseve. Such down-to-the-wire efforts are a feature of ceasefires everywhere,...

    After separatists’ victory in Debaltseve, will Putin stick or twist?
    Feb18

    After separatists’ victory in Debaltseve, will Putin stick or twist?

    If Russia and the rebels continue to breach the ceasefire or otherwise overplay their hand, they are likely to face a much tougher US responseVladimir Putin has got what he wanted. The Kiev government can call it a “planned retreat” if that makes it feel better, but the watching world will join the Russian president in viewing the Ukrainian...

    Россия обстреливала Украину со своей территории: доклад
    Feb18

    Россия обстреливала Украину со своей территории: доклад

    Анализ спутниковых снимков, цифровых носителей и соцсетей убедительно доказывают, что Украину обстреливали с территории Российской Федерации, говорится в заключении исследователей Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says studyКогда украинские военные подразделения попали под интенсивный огонь на востоке страны прошлым летом...

    Ukraine troops withdraw from Debaltseve – video
    Feb18

    Ukraine troops withdraw from Debaltseve – video

    Ukrainian troops withdraw from Debaltseve after intense fighting in what marks an important strategic victory for pro-Russia forces. Dozens of vehicles – tanks, armoured fighting vehicles, troop transport trucks, ambulances and vans – are seen streaming down the highway leading from Debaltseve to the main Ukrainian lines near Artemivsk on...

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