Ukraine.

Crimea's Drug Users in a Predicament

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dimiter Kenarov

Sitting on his bed in a tiny hostel room in Kiev, Georgii Gaydamaka plays an acoustic guitar. His voice is powerful, boldly taking the highest notes, only to plunge into desperation a few moments later. He is 28 years old but his features look vulnerable, almost boyish.

Gorbachev Warns 'We May Not Survive Through These Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

The US and Russia are preparing for “many long years of confrontation,” according to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Writing on Wednesd...

Kasparov Warns West Is Appeasing Putin Like Chamberlain And Hitler

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK

Garry Kasparov, the chess grandmaster and political activist, has accused Western leaders of treating Russia in the same way that former British Prime...

Russia Today UK Is Bad News - But Even Tyrants Have a Right to Free Speech

James Snell | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
James Snell

Yes, RT is bad, but maybe by exposing its partisanship and the many flaws in its approach to a wider range of people, we might be able to defuse some of its negative potential. If our arguments for liberal democracy were not good enough to stand up to this sort of naked political manoeuvring, that is the point at which we should begin to worry.

This Is The New 'Peaceful' AK-47

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is without doubt one of the most recognisable -- and devastating -- pieces of technology and after decades the company is giving...

Transgender Crimea

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Dimiter Kenarov

Pasha loved Crimea. He loved the sea, the sound of the crashing surf and the foam sizzling on the beach, the air tingling with salt. He loved the mountains dramatically jutting out of the verdant coast. When he looked at the landscape, he felt calm, all worries and problems melting away. This was the paradise he had sought his whole life, the place where he felt truly free and himself. But that paradise was now lost, perhaps forever...

Gorbachev Blames American 'Triumphalism' For New Cold War

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Mikhail Gorbachev has blamed America for bringing about a new Cold War, warning that "militarists” are pushing Europe to the brink of conflict by bu...

British Court To Rule On Legality Of Sanctions Against Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

The High Court is to rule on Thursday on whether the British Government can, from this weekend, make it a crime in the UK to breach international sanc...

Russia Uses Ferguson Protests To Take Revenge Over Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

Irony is doing very well out of the Ferguson protests. Russian media and politicians have used the disorder ravaging the St Louis suburb to take re...

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

Number Of Unscheduled Russian Military Flights Above Baltic Has Doubled

AP | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

NATO's chief said Thursday that Russia's growing military presence in the skies above the Baltic region is unjustified and that its aircraft regularly...

New Video Shot Moments After MH17 Crash Is Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK

A video of the doomed MH17 Malaysia Airlines flight, showing just how close it came to hitting villager's homes in eastern Ukraine, has emerged four m...

Russian Media's MH17 Claims Dubbed 'Preposterous'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

An attempt by Russian state television to produce evidence denying Russian responsibility for the downing of MH17 has been mocked and branded "prepost...

Russia Threatened With Sanctions As Tanks 'Roll Into Ukraine'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Russia could face tougher EU sanctions if it continues to "bully" its smaller neighbour Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron has warned. Cameron w...

Foreign Office Looking Into Claims White Widow Was Gunned Down By Russian Sniper

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Officials are looking into the extraordinary claim by a Russian News Agency that the British Jihadi Samantha Lewthwaite, better known as the 'White Wi...

Cold War Realignment As Poland Moves Troops To Eastern Border

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's...

Elections in Ukraine: Scepticism

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics
Inna Shevchenko

I grew up in a country where people with abilities don't have authority and people with authority don't have abilities. And now, just a week before parliamentary elections in Ukraine, I can say that it still remains this way.

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...

15 Harrowing Pictures That Show Time Has Stood Still At The MH17 Crash Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

It's been almost four months since the world was left shaken by the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, but harrowing pictures from the crash si...

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...

Mehdi Hasan

Former Top General's Ambitious Timeline To Beat Isis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics

The West's war against IS could be "over in six months" if the US and UK governments were to put "boots on the ground", the former head of the British...

Premonition: Artists Ability to Foresee the Future at the Saatchi Gallery

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

The exhibition showcases an exciting group of 38 artists who are relatively unknown outside their homeland. Some of the artists featured in this exhibition have established reputations in Ukraine, while others are recent graduates.

Obama Doesn't Have a Doctrine - Good

Chris Oates | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Oates

So Obama's critics are right that "don't do stupid stuff" is not a doctrine. What they don't understand is that trying to create a single doctrine to address the current world would itself be pretty stupid.

After Russia's Annexation of Crimea, a Nation Under Siege

Dr Rory Finnin | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Rory Finnin

They are not only subjecting a people traumatized by Stalinist violence to new threats and backdoor deportations. They are showing an implicit disdain for, and testing the limits of, a tradition of Muslim non-violence and political moderation that the world needs to support and understand today.

Watch The Moment A Ukrainian Politician Got Dumped In A Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Angry Ukrainians think their politicians are rubbish, so much so they threw one of them in a bin. Vitaly Zhuravsky, a politician with "a history of...