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      Ukrainian church in Sydney desecrated with hate messages
      Jun21

      Ukrainian church in Sydney desecrated with hate messages

      Vandals spray swastikas and ethnic slurs condemning Ukraines president Petro PoroshenkoA Ukrainian church in Sydney has been desecrated with ethnic slurs in an attack the NSW government has labelled vicious and abhorrent.Members of the Ukrainian community woke on Saturday morning to find the St Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lidcombe...

      Ukraine government declares ceasefire
      Jun20

      Ukraine government declares ceasefire

      Poroshenko says troops will halt military action for seven days in effort to de-escalate conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastUkraine’s interior ministry says government troops will start a unilateral, seven-day ceasefire later on Friday as a first step in efforts to de-escalate the conflict with pro-Russia separatists in the...

      Ukrainians board trains to flee military conflict in Luhansk  video
      Jun20

      Ukrainians board trains to flee military conflict in Luhansk video

      Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk crowd a train station, seeking to flee the ongoing military conflict. Here, we meet one woman who discusses her fears for the future and explains ‘Everyone is worrying.’ An independence referendum in the region in May was not recognised by the government of Ukraine … …read...

      Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed and 30 injured in fighting in the east
      Jun20

      Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed and 30 injured in fighting in the east

      Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels continues after Poroshenko said he would soon call ceasefireSeven Ukrainian troops have been killed since Thursday in the east, Ukrainian officials have said, as hostilities between government forces and pro-Russian rebels continued two days after President Petro Poroshenko said he would...

      Ukrainian forces attack eastern cities after giving rebels ultimatum
      Jun19

      Ukrainian forces attack eastern cities after giving rebels ultimatum

      Pro-Russia fighters fail to surrender after ‘anti-terrorist operation’ gives them three hours to give up armsUkrainian government forces have attacked several cities in the country’s east after an ultimatum failed to prompt pro-Russia rebels to surrender, apparently leaving the peace plan of the president, Petro Poroshenko, in...

      Ukraine must not be forgotten while the world’s gaze is on Iraq | Martin Woollacott
      Jun19

      Ukraine must not be forgotten while the world’s gaze is on Iraq | Martin Woollacott

      The human need to deal with one problem at a time means we think of news as a series of dramas, when in fact they overlapInternational crises have the effect of blurring those that went just before, transforming what yesterday seemed urgent, dangerous and world changing into a familiar drama that can safely be neglected. A month or so ago, before...

      Ukraine: pipeline explosion caused by bomb  video
      Jun18

      Ukraine: pipeline explosion caused by bomb video

      An explosion at a pipeline in central Ukraine was caused by a bomb, according to the country’s interior minister. The structure, in the central Poltava region, is used to deliver gas from Russia through Ukraine to the rest of Europe. The incident comes after Moscow cut supplies to Kiev in a long-standing price row … …read more...

      Putin is afraid of any real opposition  just like he was afraid of Pussy Riot | Nadya Tolokonnikova
      Jun18

      Putin is afraid of any real opposition just like he was afraid of Pussy Riot | Nadya Tolokonnikova

      He just conquered Crimea. He has proclaimed himself a unifier. But Vladimir Putin’s meddling in elections is another sign that his power is not as unconditional as he would have you believeAfter we were freed from prison, Masha Alekhina and I seriously discussed trying our hand as institutional politicians, and thought about running as...

      Ukraine unveils plans for ceasefire
      Jun18

      Ukraine unveils plans for ceasefire

      President Petro Poroshenko hopes to win Vladimir Putin’s backing for peace plan as fighting continues in east of countryUkraine’s president has announced plans for a unilateral ceasefire as part of a “peace plan” designed to end fighting in the east of the country.The announcement came not long after Petro Poroshenko spoke...

      Global peace index 2014: every country ranked
      Jun18

      Global peace index 2014: every country ranked

      Ukraine, South Sudan and Egypt are among countries who have had a dramatic fall in the rankings while Qatar is one of the most likely places to see a drop in peace in the coming yearsDATA: get the full spreadsheetThe world has become less peaceful each year since 2008 according to 2014’s Global Peace Index (GPI), put together by the...