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Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine as rival powers trade sanctions

19 August 2014
Heavy fighting is continuing between government and pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.

International round-up

29 July 2014
Nigeria kills five at Gaza demo | Fresh clashes in eastern Ukraine | Libya descends further in chaos

Imperialist rivalry is to blame for MH17 plane deaths

22 July 2014
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine above territory held by pro-Russian separatists on Thursday of last week.

International round-up

15 July 2014
Union mocks the bosses in South Africa | US intervenes after Afghan election | New threat despite stalemate in Ukraine

Balancing act for Ukraine's new leader Petro Poroshenko

27 May 2014
Petro Poroshenko, owner of Ukraine’s biggest chocolate company, is Ukraine's new president-elect.

Votes make secession more likely in eastern Ukraine

13 May 2014
Two Ukrainian provinces voted for independence in a referendum last weekend. 

Violent clashes in lead-up to Ukraine breakaway polls

06 May 2014
Ukraine lurched closer to civil war this week. Ukrainian soldiers, pro-Russian fighters and civilians were killed and injured when Ukrainian government troops stepped up attacks against rebels in the eastern town of Slovyansk.

International round-up

29 April 2014
British planes add to Ukraine sabre rattling | Shoe strike hits China’s bosses | Peasants blockade Colombian roads | May Day general strike in Greece

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. 

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

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