Ukraine.

As the Blame Game Continues, the Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in Eastern Ukraine

Jo Simmons | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

If the Ukrainian government want to avoid falling victim to this well established Russian tactic they would do well to stop taking the bait and start living up to their own rhetoric about eastern residents being as valued as Ukrainian citizens as their western counterparts. A good start would be to lift the blockade and reinstate pensions for its most vulnerable people.

Pepper-Sprayed And Beaten: How Gay Couples Are Treated In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

The shocking moment a couple of gay men were pepper-sprayed and attacked while walking hand-in-hand through the streets of Kiev has been captured in a...

'It's Raining Bodies' Video Of MH17 Crash Over Ukraine Emerges

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

Chilling footage has emerged of the moment parts of MH17 crashed into a Ukrainian field killing all 298 people on board, in video captured on a mobile...

A New Ukraine?

Simon Williams | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Simon Williams

After the eruption of a street revolution in late 2013 that saw civilians dodging Molotov cocktails, burning barricades and government snipers, it might be a surprise to learn that young Ukrainians feel surprisingly optimistic about the future of their country. And in the last 18 months or so, life has changed a great deal in Ukraine.

Tsipras - Hero of the Left or Just Reckless?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

20th of June saw the London anti-Austerity protests as one of the largest London demonstrations in years, as people turned out to stand against Camero...

Was President Yanukovych impeached? British Government said YES, President Poroshenko says NO

David Morrison | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Morrison

The British Government lied to Parliament in saying that Yanukovych was impeached and removed from power in accordance with the Constitution. That the British Government lied is confirmed by President Poroshenko's action in referring this law to the Constitutional Court on the grounds that Yanukovych wasn't impeached in accordance with the Constitution.

Putin's Internet 'Troll Factory' Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported...

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich Denies Owning Ostriches On 'Newsnight'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

In an interview with BBC "Newsnight" on Monday, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich defended himself against claims that he used his position...

As Conflict in Ukraine Continues - What of Chechnya?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

Recently, Russian socio-political discourse has been buzzing on a new topic, widely discussed in Russian society and by experts, but less so by the political elite and by international experts. The topic of discussion is rather significant and serious, and could mark the beginning of a new trend in the relationships between Chechnya and Russia, Chechnya and the Kremlin, and Chechnya and the rest of the North Caucasus.

Putin: 'Only An Insane Person' Would Think We'd Attack Nato

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK

"Only an insane person" would believe Russia could attack Nato after it seized the Crimea from Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian presid...

Russia Faked Images To 'Deceive' The World After MH17 Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

Russian authorities faked satellite images of a plane's crash site in a bid to blame the fall of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on a Ukrainian missile ...

Kremlin Hawk Warns West 'Tanks Don't Need Visas'

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

An outspoken loyalist to President Vladimir Putin has responded to Western protestations about the increasing Russian military presence in the Arctic ...

Celebrating the Great Patriotic Struggle... To Create Twerk Videos

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?

Evaluating Dmytro Firtash's Plan to Save Ukraine

Jo Simmons | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

A-list European politicians have teamed up with polarizing Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in a last-ditch attempt to keep Ukraine even-keeled as...

Typhoons Scrambled Yet Again As Russian Planes (And Warships) Approach Britain

PA | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

Military tensions between the UK and Russia ratcheted up further today after RAF fighter planes were scrambled at the same time as Russian warships we...

US Engaged In 'Frenzied' Propaganda War Of 'Russophobic Lampoons'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics

Moscow has accused the US of engaging in a "frenzied anti-Russian campaign" of propaganda via the media and political analysts during Russia’s prolo...

Rise of the Political Technologists: "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible" by Peter Pomerantsev

James Snell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
James Snell

For the critiques of this transparent media manipulation alone, Pomerantsev's book is a vital resource. And it is more than that; he creates a powerfully written, endlessly evocative and terribly recognisable description of the state of Russia today.

Putin's Cryptic Remark Deepens Mystery Over 10-Day Disappearance

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin resoundingly failed to explain why he disappeared from public view for 10 days today, using his reappearance to say only that "life wou...

The Conservatives Are Underplaying Our Hand in Europe and It Benefits No-one - Except Russia

Tim Farron | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Conservative's foreign policy isn't foreign, it's not even domestic - it's electioneering skewed by Ukip's populism. That is not leadership and it undermines our diplomatic efforts... I am fully in favour of EU reform. But I am passionately against Euro-phobia. Especially in the context of a resurgent Russia, an assassinated opposition leader, 6,000 dead, an annexed Crimea and increasing nervousness around the Baltic states.

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?

Jihadi John 'Apologists Bear Huge Responsibility'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond hit out at "apologists" for Islamist terrorism who tried to blame Britain's intelligence agencies for radicalising Mo...

Why Do We Care How Bullying Dictatorships Feel?

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Remember that YouTube video where a fairly obese kid responded to a weak and bony bully by performing judo kind of move and smashed the bloke into the...

A New Documentary Film Charts the Rise of Ukraine's Maidan Protests

Matt Potter | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matt Potter

I was asked to review Sergei Loznitsa's new documentary record of the Ukraine protest movement Maïdan for Radio 4's Front Row programme this month. It's a timely film. Russia's black propaganda efforts since Maidan have been unrelenting...

Britain's Place in the World Is Under Threat

Jack Curtis | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Curtis

This May brings a General Election more unpredictable than any in recent memory. With both major parties remaining neck and neck in the polls and the continuing strength of the fringe parties, the likelihood of an outright majority for either seems remote.

Obama v Putin: 'Dr. Strangelove' and the Doomsday Machine

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The cold hard fact is that unless Ukraine can somehow stand up to Russian aggression on its own, the response from the West will continue to be limited precisely because Russia is a nuclear power.