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Clashes in Ukraine’s east could lead to split

22 April 2014
The imperial powers’ brinkmanship in Ukraine continues despite their peace deal, writes Simon Basketter

Deadly stand-off over east Ukraine

15 April 2014
Pro-Russian insurgents seize buildings and imperialist powers step up war of words as the escalating crisis spirals out of the new Kiev government’s control

Potential for conflict rises as Ukrainian military seal off town

08 April 2014
Ukrainian authorities sent security forces to clear government buildings in Kharkiv, the country’s second biggest city, of pro-Russian demonstrators on Tuesday of this week. 

Imperialism's game of empires

01 April 2014
As Western and Russian rulers rattle sabres, Simon Basketter says we must take on a system that drives the world to war

Ukraine - phoney war continues as savage cuts and price rises push up poverty

01 April 2014
The West and Russia are continuing their phoney war over Ukraine.

Rulers’ squabble as new deal means deep cuts for working class people in Ukraine

25 March 2014
Russia was booted out of the elite club of rich economies on Monday of this week. 

Ukraine caught in clash between powers as Crimea joins Russia

18 March 2014
Crimea has joined the Russian Federation as the Ukrainian crisis continues to be a faultline for the major powers. The outcome of a referendum in Crimea last weekend was a foregone conclusion. 

Imperial shifts over Ukraine

11 March 2014
The war of words from world leaders continued this week as Russia tightened its grip on Crimea.

Ukraine's taste of freedom

11 March 2014
Ukraine has been a pawn in the imperial games of more powerful nations for centuries—but the 1917 Russian revolution offered a glimpse of hope, writes Ken Olende

The West hesitated over Ukraine due to links with Russia

11 March 2014
Apocalypse seems to have been postponed in Ukraine. In his press conference on Tuesday of last week Vladimir Putin seemed to rule out extending Russia’s occupation of Crimea to eastern Ukraine.

Loan sharks and fascists circle Kiev

04 March 2014
The Ukrainian parliament ratified an agreement on Tuesday to receive £500 million in loans from the EU.

West relies on Russian trade

04 March 2014
Europe depends heavily on commerce with Russia, especially on energy. 

Imperialist rivals push Ukraine to brink of war

04 March 2014
Intervention in Crimea has escalated a deadly game between Russia and the West, writes Simon Basketter

Ukraine in crisis - say no to imperialist war games

04 March 2014
The arrival of Russian troops on the streets of Crimea is producing an ­ever?­escalating war of words from global political leaders.

Tatars fear the return of oppressive Russian rule

04 March 2014
Crimea is best known in Britain for the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.

Putin raises the stakes in imperialist Crimea crisis

03 March 2014
Russia’s seizure of military control over Crimea has brought Ukraine to the brink of war.  This crisis represents the coming together of three distinct conflicts.

As Ukraine’s president flees, who has won?

25 February 2014
After the government falls and rebels claim victory, Simon Basketter looks at the situation in Ukraine

Olympic construction workers beaten in Russia

04 February 2014
The people who worked to prepare for the Winter Olympics in Sochi were subjected to beatings, intimidation and little pay.

An olympic struggle between oligarchs of West and East

04 February 2014
The Winter Olympics in Sochi start this week amid a welter of controversies. Radical lawyer Bill Bowring summed them up—corruption and cronyism surrounding the construction of Olympic facilities, the war between Moscow and Central Asian jihadis, Russia’s anti-LGBT law, and so on.

LGBT activists in Russia vow to defy Putin’s homophobic lies and laws

04 February 2014
The Russian government has provoked and legitimised a wave of homophobia in the run-up to the Winter Olympics.

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