Posts Tagged ‘Kiev’

Putin: ‘We don’t want the USSR back but no one believes us’

(Media Release) Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that “nobody wants to believe it”. Since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, which saw pro-Russian leader Viktor Yanukovych ousted by pro-European demonstrators, Moscow has accused the West of using “the […]

Russia’s other war in Eastern Europe

(Media Release) In the early stages of Russia’s initially covert invasion of Crimea last year, a woman outside the parliament in Simferopol told a Maclean’s reporter why she thought so little of the protesters in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, who had forced the departure of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, days earlier. They had been […]

Ukraine crisis: Two ‘Russian soldiers’ in Kiev terror trial

(Media Release) Two men described as Russian special-forces soldiers have gone on trial in Kiev accused of waging war against Ukrainian troops. The pair, named as Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov and alleged to be officers in Russia’s GRU foreign military intelligence, werecaptured in May during fighting in east Ukraine. Russia insists the men were […]

Viewpoint: Who are the people in the dark corners?

(Media Release) There are many types of people who have been demonised in the age of social media – computer users who take refuge in anonymity to post extreme or offensive views. Jamie Bartlett wanted to talk to the people behind the masks. My heart was pounding as I waited for Paul to arrive at […]

Russia Launches Next Deadly Phase of Hybrid War on Ukraine

(Media Release) Pushing his baby daughter in a pram in front of him, 37-year-old Dmitriy Komyakov paused as marchers ahead adjusted their positions around a huge Ukrainian flag. It was a bright day in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. A good day for the hundreds in attendance to celebrate one year since Euromaidan demonstrators ousted […]

Ukraine crisis: Leaders agree peace roadmap

(Media Release) An agreement aimed at ending the fighting in Ukraine has been reached, following marathon talks in Belarus. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on 15 February. The deal also includes weapon withdrawals and prisoner exchanges, but key issues remain to be settled. The pro-Russian rebels […]

Ukraine crisis: Nato to bolster Eastern Europe against Russia

  (Media Release) Nato is set to announce details of a plan to bolster the alliance’s military presence in Eastern Europe in response to continued fighting in Ukraine. The bloc’s chief says it will be the biggest reinforcement of its collective defence since the end of the Cold War. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John […]

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