An Exploration of Ukraine's EU Neighbours in Light of the Ukraine Crisis

Niki O'Brien | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Niki O'Brien

As fighting in Eastern Ukraine continues with Russia backing the pro-Russian rebels, implications for Ukraine's Western neighbours are increasingly apparent.

Russian Ambassador Summoned To Foreign Office After 'Military Incursion' Into Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

The Russian ambassador Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko has been summoned to the Foreign Office to explain the reported Russian military incursion in...

The Price of Human Life After the MH17 Tragedy in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

I do not want to sound cynical in suggesting that human life has a price. It is priceless as far as I am concerned. But this is a world that is not of my making. It operates according to rules that are sometimes quite absurd, and whether we agree or not, there is a societal consensus that human life, too, has a price.

Russian Military Vehicles Enter Ukraine As Aid Convoy Stops Near The Border

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

As a controversial Russian convoy remains parked near Ukraine's border, two British reporters have claimed they have witnessed Russian military vehicl...

Let's Hope Russia's Nuclear Codes Are More Secure Than Medvedev's Twitter Password

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

It turns out Dmitry Medvedev isn't quitting. But he might want to change his Twitter password. A flurry of tweets from the official account of the ...

Only France Can Stop Its Dodgy Arms Deal With Russia

Luke Coffey | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

France has made it clear that it is not cancelling the €1.2 billion deal to sell two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to the Russians.

Troubled Malaysia Airlines To Be Nationalised In Post-MH17 Rescue

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

The Malaysian government has stepped in to save Malaysia Airlines, which after the MH17 and MH370 disasters has been losing $2 million (£1.2m) a day....

Independence Square In Flames As Maidan Activists Clash With Ukrainian Forces

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

The remaining protesters occupying Kiev’s Independence Square were confronted by Ukrainian authorities on Thursday, with government forces intent on...

The Clash of Civilizations: Our New Global Order

Tom Johnson | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

We should have seen it all coming. The civil war and the underlying tensions rocked Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula should be no surprise to us. Indeed the unprecedented rise of Islamic extremism and the foundation of an organisation like ISIS, along with the independence and anti-EU movements in Britain, along with many other global issues.

When the World Goes Made

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

You will change your life if you begin to see where you are doing what you complain about in the world. Sure it is a smaller version than a full-blown war but it is a war never the less. Stop the inner war and you start a revolution.

Obama Was The Subject Of A Racist Laser Show At The Moscow Embassy Last Night

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

A racist laser artwork of President Barack Obama swallowing a banana has been projected onto the facade of the US embassy in Moscow, wishing the US le...

Why the World Is About to Become a Far More Dangerous Place

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

Note to Der Spiegel: Germany belongs to NATO, a collective defense organisation, and is bound by treaty membership to defend Latvia (and the other Baltic nations) if attacked -- just as the U.S., Britain and others were obliged to protect West Germany during the Cold War.

Big Tory Donor Really Doesn't Want Cameron To Punish Putin Any More

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been warned that European and US sanctions against Russia could cost British jobs by Tory peer and major party donor Lord Bamford. ...

The Polish Are Using Apples To Give Putin The Finger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK

Poles are gleefully eating apples just to bite back at Vladimir Putin - after Russia slapped an embargo on Polish produce in retaliation against Weste...

Selfie-Obsessed Russian Soldier GeoTags Himself 'Inside Ukraine'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

A Russian soldier who is apparently 'addicted' to selfies may have accidentally revealed he was in Ukrainian territory -- despite his nation's insiste...

Five Key Takeaways on Russia's Relations With the West

Ruth Green | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Green

After months of fraught relations between Russia and the West which have seen a flurry of tit-for-tat sanctions triggered by the growing unrest in Ukraine, the final straw seemed to come with the suspected downing on 17 July of flight MH17 over Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists.

Defence Giant Predicts Big Business After MH17 Plane Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

The head of global defence giant BAE Systems has predicted that his business could benefit from airlines worrying about protecting their airplanes in ...

BP Really Does Not Want The West To Punish Putin Any More

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics

BP has warned that any further sanctions imposed on Russia by Western leaders could have a "material adverse impact" on their business. The British...

What Does the World Say to the KGB Agent?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Andrea Chalupa

When my grandfather was a young man in Donbas, he was summoned to the local office of the NKVD--the Soviet secret police and the predecessor of the KG...

British Troops To Take Part In Nato Exercises In Eastern Europe

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

More than 1,300 British troops are to take part in a major Nato exercise in Eastern Europe in a further show of strength by the Western alliance in th...

Putin Could Be Sued By MH17 Victims' Relatives

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin could be personally sued by the families of the victims of the downed MH17 plane, because of Russia's alleged endorsement and tactical ...

'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...

Nick Clegg Has An Idea About How To Punish Russia For MH17

PA | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup as part of tougher sanctions over the shooting down of Malaysia ...

Fury As Woman Boasts Of Having MH17 Victim's Mascara On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

An Instagram user from eastern Ukraine has boasted about apparently getting mascara from one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. A use...

Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Becomes Latest Victim In US-Russia Tensions

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

The opening of Russia’s first McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow 24 years ago was seen as a powerful symbol of the end of the Cold War, and the ascen...