Eurovision: It's Not 'Gay Christmas' For LGBT+ Ukrainians

Steve Taylor | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Steve Taylor

We'll see a sanitised Kiev on our screens this weekend, with Eurovision taking place in a huge arena with a massive security operation that will show you nothing of the reality of the situation outside. There will certainly be 'high camp', and it might well be 'gay Christmas', but only inside the arena.

Eurovision 2017 - Ones To Watch

Kaushik Ray | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

Let's face it, nobody - neither record producers nor the record-buying public - is watching Eurovision looking for a global star.

How Border Crossings Can Be Fun

Tim Thornton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

I'm on the Fink tour bus, somewhere in Ukraine. Earlier today we were woken at 7am (having not crept into our bunks until about 3am after the show we played in Minsk, Belarus) and told to get dressed and ready, passports and vaguely sober expressions close at hand, for the border crossing.

Should Britain Be Arming Ukraine?

Iain Overton | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Iain Overton

Before we throw weapons at the Ukrainian crisis, we need to ask two fundamental questions: does Ukraine really need our arms?  And what would happen to them once the violence ended?

Putin Talks About 'Apocalyptic' All-Out War With Ukraine

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has dismissed the prospect of an all-out war between Russia and Ukraine, describing the "apocalyptic scenario" as "unlikely". Speak...

Two Ukrainian MPs Got In A Fight And It Was Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ukrainian MPs Yegor Sobolev and Vadim Ivchenko had a bust-up inside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev on Thursday over an anti-corruption bill. Sobolev, o...

15 Violent Images As The Far Right Battles Police In Kiev

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

Armed with stones, smoke bombs and metal chains, the far right descended outside the Ukrainian parliament today, triggering violent clashes with polic...

Brave BBC Reporter Won't Take No For An Answer From Putin In Dramatic TV Stare-Down

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin has boasted that he could take the Ukrainian capital Kiev in "two weeks", according to reports of a telephone conversation between Russ...

Putin's Crossing and the 'Chocolate King'

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

'Dear comrade Putin,' says a woman who has lost a leg by a shrapnel during shelling near her home town in eastern Ukraine, 'we're told that fighters and weapons are coming across from Russia. Take pity on us because we're choking from grief and in blood. Please take back your men.'

Ukraine's Prime Minister Resigns, Leaving Parliament In Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation, according to local media. “In connection with the breakup of the parl...

The Threat of Russian Expansionism Is Not Over

James Snell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, Russia has been its own nation, but one which sought to exert the same influence on nearby countries as it did in its previous incarnation. President Putin, a former official in the sinister KGB, well schooled in the police state methodology, seeks to replicate this today...

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...

This Assault Of A Kiev TV Chief By A Far-Right MP Is Pretty Worrying

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A nationalist Ukrianian MP was one of five men who brutally assaulted the head of a television station in Kiev, forcing him to write a letter of resig...

The Funeral Of Jewish Ukrainian Activist Had Some Surprising Attendees

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Standing sombre in a line, clad in black and their straight arms raised at the ominous angle clutching pistols, the members of Kiev's far right group ...

Ukraine: The West Defending Democracy or Just Playing Politics?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

America and the European Union are playing politics, not defending democracy in rushing to support the revolutionary government in Ukraine. On the other hand, Russia's invasion of the country mutes its legitimate view that this was nothing more than an undemocratic coupe.

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of 'Armed Invasion' (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Ukraine's new leadership has accused Russia of staging an "armed occupation and invasion of a sovereign state", as Russian politicians were set to deb...

Is This The President On The Run?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Diplomats have admitted they have no idea of the whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, with grainy footage emerging via a Ukrai...

Ukraine Facing 'Economic Collapse'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Ukraine could face imminent economic collapse without support from the international community, foreign secretary William Hague has warned. Mr Hagu...

LOOK: Protesters Take Over Ukraine's Horribly Opulent Presidential Palace

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

President Viktor Yanukovych's Mezhyhirya estate, deserted by security, is now a playground for activists, curious tourists and families come to survey...

Ukraine: Could EU Referendum have Prevented Bloodshed and Chaos?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The desire of many people to join the EU is the fantasy that membership will be the remedy for the country's economy. And you can bet many workers would like the luxury of being able to seek work anywhere in the EU.

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Echoes of the Cold War

Joe Pennell | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Pennell

Beneath the pallid smog of billowing smoke that hangs above Independence Square in Kiev, the belligerents of the civil war pause for breath in a conflict that few can be sure will not resume. If it does, the rebels that hide behind their barricades, and the state forces that try to haul them down, may discover that - beneath the burnt-out tyres, barrels, and rubble - the unexpected weight of history lies very much alive and unwell.

Ukraine Crisis: 'The Voices Of Those Who Protested Courageously Will Be Heard,' Says Hague

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

The UK and European Union allies will support a new government in Ukraine "as and when that is formed", William Hague said today as power appeared to ...

'A Dictatorship Has Fallen'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has declared that "a dictatorship has fallen" after her release from jail. The former Prime Minister a...

Ukraine's Presidential Palace Empty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Ukrainian MPs have voted to oust President Yanukovych and hold early presidential elections on 25 May. The vote came barely an hour after Mr Y...

Jessica Elgot

Photographers In Ukraine Tell The Story Behind The Pictures | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK

The astonishing images coming out of the Euromaidan protests in the Ukraine are some of the most gut-wrenching and haunting portrayals of conflict of ...