While I moved on twenty years ago, a little piece of Ukraine climbed into my heart and has stayed there. So much so that my first novel, The Road to Donetsk, was set in Ukraine.
Russia May Be Threatening Ukraine Again, But Any Further Escalation for Them Would Be Counterproductive
Whether this is another case of sabre-rattling by the Russians or something more sinister, it remains the truth that an invasion of Ukraine would be so complex and costly it would tie up Russia for years, making any interference in the Baltic States by Putin to be quixotic to the extent that along with his involvement in Ukraine and Syria, it may prove instantly fatal to his regime.
We need to listen to the very people we are failing, those who are vulnerable and unable to access appropriate help when needed. The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to make that change - we must not let it slip through our grasp.
The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party was as unsurprising as it is likely to be destructive to the party for at least the next five years. Yet the dire prospects for the future of the Party stem from a far deeper rot than simply the policies of Mr. Corbyn himself; the conduct of his supporters betrays a disturbing intolerance that will only further split and discredit the Party.
In March 2008 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi addressed the Arab Leader's Summit in Syria. Gaddafi spoke without his trademark slurred
With the deadline for Labour leadership voters to register having now passed and ballots almost ready to be issued, the only question left is who the winner will be, and whether this will be former outsider Jeremy Corbyn. If he does win it will be bad not just for Labour, but for democracy as a whole.
Brother Faisal at the Right Sector rally in Maidan Square The racists of Broadstairs do not wear uniforms, but they walk
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.
Ukrainian MPs Yegor Sobolev and Vadim Ivchenko had a bust-up inside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev on Thursday over an anti-corruption
The US and Russia are preparing for “many long years of confrontation,” according to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev