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    How blogger Brown Moses used open-source information to analyse missile attacks on Ukraine – video
    Feb17

    How blogger Brown Moses used open-source information to analyse missile attacks on Ukraine – video

    Blogger and citizen journalist Eliot Higgins – aka Brown Moses – explains how he used open-source information to determine cross-border artillery attacks that appear to be being fired from Russian territory into Ukraine. His team used satellite imagery on Google Earth and crater analysis techniques … …read more Source: The...

    Remembering the shelling: ‘We saw a glow, they were burned alive’
    Feb17

    Remembering the shelling: ‘We saw a glow, they were burned alive’

    Ukrainian soldiers recall attacks by Grad launchers and heavy artillery – which they are convinced came from within RussiaUkrainian soldiers remember the onslaught that rained down on their positions from the middle of July 2014 onwards. Time and again they came under fire from Grad missiles and artillery shells. Now it appears that at least some...

    Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study
    Feb17

    Russia shelled Ukrainians from within its own territory, says study

    Satellite images, digital detective work and social media provide strongest evidence yet of Russian crossborder shelling, according to investigationWhen Ukrainian forces came under withering attack in the east of the country last summer, soldiers were surprised as much as scared by the ferocity of the attack. The separatists they were up against...

    Ukrainian separatists claim to have captured rail hub despite ceasefire
    Feb17

    Ukrainian separatists claim to have captured rail hub despite ceasefire

    Pro-Russian forces claim to have seized Debaltseve, after days of fighting in defiance of a ceasefire deadline to remove weapons from the front lineUkrainian separatists claimed on Tuesday they had captured the railway hub of Debaltseve – the key area where the shaky ceasefire negotiated last week had failed to hold – after a day of heavy...

    Information war leaves Ukrainians trapped and searching for truth
    Feb17

    Information war leaves Ukrainians trapped and searching for truth

    Almost a million people displaced from their homes urgently need reliable news on risks as they wait to see if fragile ceasefire holdsThe freshly minted ceasefire in Ukraine, implemented at midnight on Saturday, offers a hopeful but fragile resolution to the hostilities in the region. In the early days of the ceasefire, more than 900,000...

    Ukraine rebels say they cannot ‘morally’ stop fighting government troops
    Feb17

    Ukraine rebels say they cannot ‘morally’ stop fighting government troops

    Struggle for the rail junction of Debaltseve in east Ukraine involves ‘internal territory’ and therefore separatists will fight on despite ceasefire agreement, says spokesmanPro-Russian separatists cannot “morally” stop fighting for the town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine because it is “internal territory” and must respond to fire from...

    West must learn to live with Putin, former MI6 head warns
    Feb16

    West must learn to live with Putin, former MI6 head warns

    Sir John Sawers says provoking the Russian president risks deepening the security crisis facing EuropeSir John Sawers, the former head of MI6, has warned against stepping up pressure on Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, over Ukraine and said any change in power in the Kremlin “may well be for the worse”.The west would have to learn to live...

    Russian resurgence: how the Kremlin is making its presence felt across Europe
    Feb16

    Russian resurgence: how the Kremlin is making its presence felt across Europe

    Moscow is influencing policy and shaping opinion all over the continent, with ties to both the far right and the hard leftComing off the early shift at Hungary’s sole nuclear power station on the Danube south of Budapest, Jozsef, a 30-year-old turbine engineer, is grateful to have a relatively secure job that pays considerably more than the...

    There’ll be no peace while Putin is squatting in Ukraine’s living room | Timothy Garton Ash
    Feb16

    There’ll be no peace while Putin is squatting in Ukraine’s living room | Timothy Garton Ash

    Unless Moscow withdraws and Kiev regains control of its eastern frontier, we could see a Syria in Europe“Never again!” Europeans cried after the first world war. Then it happened again. “Never again!” Europeans cried after 1945; then it happened again. “Never again!” Europeans cried after Bosnia, in 1995, and now it has happened again. I hope as...

    Shakhtar Donetsk’s refugees providing escapism for war-torn Ukraine
    Feb16

    Shakhtar Donetsk’s refugees providing escapism for war-torn Ukraine

    The Ukraine goalkeeper Andrei Pyatov concedes that the fighting in east Ukraine has affected Shakhtar but says, ‘our task is to play and give people hope and good feelings’• Shahktar Donetsk say armed men have occupied offices• Fifa apologises for video showing Crimea as part of RussiaThe dressing room talk of Shakhtar Donetsk last week was...

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