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Is Putin pulling the strings?

Is Putin pulling the strings? Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Protests pile pressure on South African president and miners in Ukraine fight back

Protests pile pressure on South African president and miners in Ukraine fight back South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma was facing a vote of no confidence in parliament this week—just as protests surged in areas around the largest city Johannesburg.

Syria is a battlefield of imperialist rivalry

Syria is a battlefield of imperialist rivalry Russia’s military intervention in Syria has confirmed the most basic reality of the war—outside powers increasingly dominate Syria’s fate. 

Clashes between protesters and cops in Kiev

Police and nationalists clashed outside the Ukrainian parliament this week as MPs debated granting autonomy to the southeastern Donetsk and Luhank regions

Why Ukraine gets an easy ride over debt

You may not have noticed, but Greece isn’t the only country that is engaged in difficult negotiations about its foreign debt. Ukraine is too.

International round-up

US president Barack Obama rushed to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.

Rivalry tears Ukraine apart

10 March 2015
British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has said that the West will impose more sanctions on Russia if separatist forces in Ukraine launch another offensive.

How did nationalist despair hijack the hopes in Ukraine?

03 March 2015
Tomáš Tengely-Evans talked to disillusioned demonstrators in Kiev a year after protests brought down a government. He analyses how the country can escape the brutal civil war

Ukraine crisis deepens on anniversary of Maidan protests

24 February 2015
A blast ripped through a demonstration in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv last Sunday, killing two and injuring ten people. 

Maidan: A snapshot of the forces that shaped Ukraine’s crisis

24 February 2015
This documentary begins with a shot of a massive crowd gathered in a square. This is Maidan square in the Ukrainian capital Kiev at the peak of the movement against the government.

New ceasefire locks Ukraine into its escalating proxy war

17 February 2015
European and Ukrainian politicians signed a ceasefire with Russian president Vladimir Putin last week.

Germany blinks over Ukraine crisis

10 February 2015
The civil war in Ukraine has several dimensions. The first is the fighting on the ground. This is escalating despite last September’s Minsk ceasefire agreement, which was supposed to end it. 

Ukraine calls for Western arms

03 February 2015
The Ukrainian government is calling for Western military support as fighting with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine intensifies.

International round-up

04 November 2014
Beijing set for Hong Kong demo | Putin calls talks after election | Podemos tops poll in Spain

Pro-western oligarchs set to win majority in Ukraine elections

28 October 2014
Counting in Ukraine’s parliamentary election was ongoing as Socialist Worker went to press.

More clashes in eastern Ukraine

16 September 2014
Heavy fighting raged between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatist forces last weekend, despite a ceasefire being in place since 5 September.

US power is in crisis from Iraq to Ukraine

09 September 2014
Amid the hubbub of media and official commentary on and denunciation of the jihadi Islamic State (Isis), only one thing is clear—no one has a clue what to do.

New Nato 'strike force' ratchets up tensions in Ukraine

02 September 2014
Western leaders hope to set up a new Nato “quick-strike force” in an attempt to strengthen their position against Russia.

Ukraine crisis and the two imperialisms

02 September 2014
The Ukraine crisis is a paradoxical situation—a conflict between two imperial powers, both of which see themselves as acting defensively, writes Alex Callinicos

Second Russian convoy due in Ukraine

26 August 2014
Russia will send another “humanitarian aid” convoy to Ukraine in the next few days, foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said. 

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