Donetsk

We're Not Donetsk, We're Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Russia is not merely a menace to Ukraine and its own people, but to the rest of Europe and to international norms. That is not a parallel with Ireland or Britain.

Nine Months Of Fighting Reduces Donetsk International Airport To This

AP/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

The international airport in Donetsk was opened to facilitate the thousand of football fans flooding the country for the 2012 European Championships ...

Putin's Snapped Pencil And 11 Other Reasons To Be Sceptical Of Ukraine Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

Guns will fall silent, heavy weapons will pull back from the front, and Ukraine will trade a broad autonomy for the east to get back control of its Ru...

Relax, Mushroom Cloud Spotted In Ukraine Was Probably Not A Nuclear Explosion

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

A huge explosion rocked the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday night, causing many to assume a tactical nuclear weapon was being detonated. Early ...

The Luckiest Girl In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

This remarkable video shows a small Ukrainian girl narrowly escaping the shelling of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena on Monday. The CCTV footag...

Ukraine And Russia Agree Ceasefire -- But Here's Why That Won't Stop The Fighting

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Ukraine and Russia have reached a tentative deal to put an end to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, though officials could not say whether in practice ...

'We Can't Take The Risk' - Dutch Experts Abandon MH17 Crash Site Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK

Hopes for an independent investigation of the MH17 crash site soon have been dashed, after Dutch experts due to go cancelled their visit, saying the f...

Idealists, Convicts, Misfits and Russians: A Civilian's Tale in Eastern Ukraine

Tom Johnson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In times of war, except in cases of extreme tragedy, the plight of the civilian is often ignored. The devastating shooting down of flight MH17 served only to cruelly to remind us that the civilian costs in war are often just as great as the military ones...

Rebels Shoot Down Two Jets Less Than 20miles From MH17 Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Ukraine's defence ministry says two of its military fighter jets have been shot down in the east of the country, less than a week after a Malaysia Air...

Is It Curtains For Ukraine's Pro-Russia Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

After months of fighting and a handful of dodgy referendums, Ukraine's pro-Russia rebels are preparing a dramatic "last stand" against government forc...

NATO Warns Ukraine Against Using Army

David Morrison | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Morrison

Not before time, it appears, the West is reining in its clients in Kiev and urging them to refrain from using the Ukrainian army to put down opposition in the east of the country. Good sense has prevailed at last in Western capitals and further bloodshed will hopefully be avoided in Donetsk and Lugansk.

Biased and Blinkered Reporting on Ukraine Highlight Western Media Double Standards

Martin Newman | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Martin Newman

In the space of a few months Ukraine has been embroiled in two uprisings. Both have appeared equally legitimate, both have been bloody and both have had the backing of differently aligned foreign governments. So why has the media characterised the US-backed one as a democratic right and the other as troublemaking by Russia?

Which Side Is Claiming victory After 'Farcical' Referendum In Ukraine's East?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

Ukraine's Eastern rebels have claimed victory in a "self-rule" referendum, with an apparent nine out of ten votes cast in favour of independence. R...

Eastern Ukraine's 'Criminal Farce' Referendum Underway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK

Chaotic scenes have been reported as rebels in the east of Ukraine stage a referendum calling for "self rule" that has prompted condemnation from Kiev...

The £1000 Referendum That Could Send Ukraine 'Into The Abyss'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

Ukraine could be on the brink of a civil war after its army effectively surrendered a key port city to separatists, and independence referendums set t...

Putin's Pulling Troops Back From Ukraine (Supposedly)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

Russia has announced it is pulling back its forces from the border of eastern Ukraine, in a move that has deflated pro-Kremlin separatists in the coun...

Ukraine Says 'This Is War' As It Sends In Troops

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

Ukraine's acting president has described his country's confrontation with Russia as a "war" as he sent in troops to drive out suspected Russian soldie...

Ukraine Clashes See Dead And Wounded On Both Sides

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

A Ukrainian has been killed and five pro-Russian activists wounded as security forces exchanged gunfire with separatists in an operation to clear them...

These Ominous Images Of A Razor Wire Barricade Could Show Ukraine's New Border

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Built from a mountain of black tyres and razor wire, newly built barricades form a gash across a Ukrainian city, a new border you need a secret passwo...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Incredible Pictures Of Violence In Donetsk As Pro-Russian Protesters Clash With Anti-Government Rivals

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

Violent clashes have broken out in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, leaving at least one dead and scores injured. The bloodshed began when hundreds of p...

PICTURES: England V Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Sport

England took on Ukraine in their final group game of Euro 2012. LIVE BLOG: England v Ukraine Here's the match in pictures:...

LIVE: England V Ukraine Minute-By-Minute

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport

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WATCH: Past England-Ukraine Games

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport

England and Ukraine have met just four times prior to tonight's Euro 2012 clash, with the Three Lions boasting an auspicious record against the joint ...

Daring To Dream In Donetsk - England Fans Are Ready

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport

Thousands of England football fans will cheer on their team in Donetsk tonight despite fears of violence if they knock Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine out ...