Ukraine.

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 28.04.2015 | 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 16.04.2015 | 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.

The United States of America Questions the Credibility of the European Union

Andrew Duff | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Duff

The prospect of Brexit has not yet sunk in. If Cameron is still prime minister after the British election on 7 May and then calls a referendum on leaving the EU watch out for truly scandalised Americans.

British Troops To Be Deployed To Ukraine

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine over the next few weeks to provide advice and training to government troops, Prime Minister D...

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...

Bloom Twins join UNICEF's #IMAGINE campaign

Carly Wilford | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Everything has changed. People have changed. The air has changed. Parts of Ukraine are still a war zone. No doubt Ukraine is at war. People get killed. More than 10,000 people have died on both sides.

We Must Arm Against Russia, Says Ex-Minister

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK

Britain and other western powers should start supplying sophisticated weaponry to the Ukrainian government to enable it to fight back against the heav...

Russia: The Enemy?

Robin Lustig | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Poland, Hungary, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, plus the three Baltic states, are all members of NATO, as are Albania, Slovenia and Croatia. With the exception of Albania, they are all also members of the EU. It's not quite tanks on the Kremlin's lawn, but it's not far off.

UK 'Sleepwalking Into Russia Crisis' And We Can't Defend Ourselves, Experts Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

Former military leaders have expressed their concern over the UK's ability to defend itself against a Russian attack, as the Government was accused by...

The US Porn Star Forced Into Bizarre Denial Over Ukraine Murder Propaganda

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

Rumours of the death of Entourage actress Sasha Grey have been greatly exaggerated. And they’re frankly weird too. The former porn star was ...

Ukraine Looks Like The Apocalypse As Separatists Seize Debaltseve

AP | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell on Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag ...

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.

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...