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      Ukraine begins prisoner exchange with Russia-backed separatists
      Dec29

      Ukraine begins prisoner exchange with Russia-backed separatists

      Kiev expected to hand over riot police suspected of killing protesters as part of dealUkrainian authorities and Russia-backed separatists in the war-torn east of Ukraine have begun a prisoner exchange in a frontline operation that has stirred controversy.The exchange came after Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy,...

      Trump condemned for retweeting article that named Ukraine whistleblower
      Dec27

      Trump condemned for retweeting article that named Ukraine whistleblower

      Trump retweeted post by re-election campaign account Advisers have told Trump not to disclose name in publicDonald Trump is inching dangerously closer to publicly naming the purported whistleblower whose complaint about the US president’s dealings with Ukraine led to his impeachment. Related: Navy Seal pardoned of war crimes by Trump...

      ‘Mother Nature recovers amazingly fast’: reviving Ukraine’s rich wetlands
      Dec27

      ‘Mother Nature recovers amazingly fast’: reviving Ukraine’s rich wetlands

      In the Danube delta, removing dams and bringing back native species have restored ecosystemsA battered old military truck and rusting Belarusian tractor are perched on the edge of degraded wetland in the heart of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. They have been hastily deployed in a desperate attempt to save an excavator from being swallowed by...

      Ukraine aid blocked soon after Trump’s phone call with Zelenskiy, emails show
      Dec22

      Ukraine aid blocked soon after Trump’s phone call with Zelenskiy, emails show

      Trump acted around 90 minutes after the ‘do us a favor phone call behind the scenes to block aid from the PentagonIt took only around 90 minutes after Donald Trump’s infamous July telephone call to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy for White House officials to order the Pentagon to freeze military funding for Ukraine, according to...

      Vladimir Putin says Trump impeachment grounds are ‘made up’ – video
      Dec19

      Vladimir Putin says Trump impeachment grounds are ‘made up’ – video

      Speaking at his annual end-of-the-year press conference, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said pressure on Ukraine by Donald Trump was ‘made up’ by the Democrats in order to impeach the US president Continue reading… …read more Source:: The...

      The 50 best TV shows of 2019: No 3 – Chernobyl
      Dec17

      The 50 best TV shows of 2019: No 3 – Chernobyl

      This tale of the 1986 Soviet nuclear meltdown combined disaster movie and conspiracy thriller into a near-perfect example of TV makingSee our unfolding top 50 listMore on the best culture of 2019On the most basic level, Chernobyl was merely one of the best true-story miniseries ever made, capitalising on the curious fact that most people know...

      Surgeon and musician held over Ukraine journalist’s murder
      Dec13

      Surgeon and musician held over Ukraine journalist’s murder

      Killing of Pavel Sheremet in 2016 car bombing was attempt to destabilise country, say officialsUkrainian police have detained five people, including a paediatric surgeon and a rock musician, over a 2016 car bomb attack that killed the investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet.Senior law enforcement officials said the motive for killing 44-year-old...

      Could peace between Ukraine and Russia finally be at hand? | Olga Oliker
      Dec12

      Could peace between Ukraine and Russia finally be at hand? | Olga Oliker

      A meeting involving Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and the two sides has raised hopes of an end to the five-year-old conflictOn Monday, half a decade into the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Putin sat down with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Accompanied by Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, they had some reason to declare...

      Russian TV axes show starring Ukraine’s leader after Putin joke
      Dec12

      Russian TV axes show starring Ukraine’s leader after Putin joke

      Zelenskiy sitcom lasted just one night after alluding to Putin in crude sub-languageA Russian television channel has abruptly cancelled a sitcom starring Ukraine’s president after an allusion to a crude joke about Vladimir Putin was aired in Russia’s far east.The political satire Servant of the People served as a platform for the...

      Pelosi on Trump impeachment: this is not about elections, it’s about the constitution – as it happened
      Dec11

      Pelosi on Trump impeachment: this is not about elections, it’s about the constitution – as it happened

      Speaker of the House answered questions after articles of impeachment were announced this morning, disputing Republicans’ argument over motivesHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 2.14pm GMTLive political reporting continues on Wednesday’s blog: Related: DoJ internal watchdog to testify on FBI...