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      Russia trade war escalates as Ukraine bans aircraft overflights

      Ukraine on Wednesday barred Russian passenger aircraft from flying across its territory amid a spiralling trade war, as...

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      Kiev should act to end the blockade of Crimea

      Twenty months after Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine, the west might be tempted to think the conflict has turned into...

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    1. 12 hours ago

      The ties that bind Russian groups to the west are unravelling

      Little by little, the ties that in the past decade began to bind Russian business to international markets and...

    2. The Exchange

      17 hours ago

      For Russia and Turkey, prevention is better than escalation

      It was only a matter of time. Sooner or later Moscow’s irresponsible military behaviour was going to lead to an...

    3. November 24, 2015

      Russia accuses Kiev of playing politics with Crimea blackout

      Russia has denounced Kiev’s failure to restore power supplies to Crimea as politically motivated and threatened...

    4. November 24, 2015

      Defence review: The rules of conflict have changed

      Have some sympathy for the mandarins of the civil service. Preparing a strategic defence and security review, like the...

    5. November 23, 2015

      Iran and Russia reiterate support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad

      Iran’s Supreme Leader said on Monday that the US had “no right” to remove Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and...

    6. November 23, 2015

      Ukraine imposes economic blockade on a blacked-out Crimea

      Ukraine responded to Russia’s demands to restore power to a blacked-out Crimea by imposing a blockade on all freight...

    7. beyondbrics

      November 23, 2015

      Ukraine in danger of creating new trouble over tax

      Ukraine faces a moment of truth, as the first domestic energy bills to include the large increase in tariffs announced...

    8. November 23, 2015

      A case for rapprochement with Russia

      In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, two pictures sent a powerful message about how international politics are...

    9. Nick Butler

      November 23, 2015

      Russia — the implications of the reset for energy markets

      Russia is coming in from the cold. A full-scale reset of the relationship with the international community is well...

    10. November 22, 2015

      Ukraine adapts trade links to soften Russian economic blow

      At Kiev’s Boryspil airport, Igor, a 28-year-old Russian returning from what he calls an “excellent” trip to the...

    11. November 22, 2015

      Crimea plunged into blackout after power line blasts

      Crimea was plunged into a complete blackout early on Sunday morning after electricity transmission lines from Ukraine...

    12. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2015

      Russia re-engages

      Moscow seems intent on re-engaging with the international community after being relegated to the sidelines following...

    13. November 18, 2015

      Business investment: a break in the clouds

      The reasons why company bosses decide not to spend money are often more emotional than one might expect. A feeling that...

    14. November 16, 2015

      Putin transformed from outcast to problem solver at G20

      Vladimir Putin left last year’s G20 meeting in Brisbane early in a huff, tired of being chided by world leaders over...

    15. November 16, 2015

      Russia proposes restructuring of $3bn Kiev debt

      Russia has proposed a restructuring of the $3bn bond owed to it by Ukraine, an about-turn from Moscow’s earlier...

    16. November 11, 2015

      UniCredit aims to cut 18,200 jobs by 2018

      UniCredit, Italy’s largest bank by assets, has said it aims to cut 18,200 jobs by 2018 — partly by selling its Ukraine...

    17. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2015

      Fortress Europe is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s future

      The European Union finds itself in the midst of multiple crises. It might be torn apart by the refugee crisis, the rise...

    18. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2015

      Light at the end of the tunnel: resettle Syrian refugees in Ukraine

      The mass movement of millions of refugees from Syria and Iraq has been perplexing politicians and exasperating...

    19. November 5, 2015

      Nato secretary-general calls for modernisation of cold war treaty

      Nato’s secretary-general has called for the renegotiation of a cold-war era treaty covering troop exercises and...

    20. November 4, 2015

      Nato to reinforce its Mediterranean presence

      Nato will outline proposals next month for a new “southern strategy” in response to mounting instability across the...

    21. November 3, 2015

      Mueller sets Malaysia Airlines on fresh course

      Eight months into one of the toughest jobs in aviation, Christoph Mueller, chief executive of Malaysia Airlines, knows...

    22. The World

      October 29, 2015

      Why delinquent Moldova matters

      After President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, some feverish western politicians and commentators...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 29, 2015

      Ukraine says thank you to Vladimir Putin

      Last Sunday Ukraine held elections to local councils and city mayors that the Organisation for Security and Cooperation...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      October 28, 2015

      Anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine

      Children play next to the bronze monument at the World War II museum complex in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainians mark 71th...

    25. October 26, 2015

      Dispute over Mariupol mars Ukraine’s regional elections

      Regional elections to elect tens of thousands of mayors and council lawmakers across Ukraine have been marred by...

    26. The World

      October 23, 2015

      Putin on Isis: 'when a fight is inevitable, you hit first'

      If Vladimir Putin is looking for a way out of his estrangement from the west over the Ukraine crisis, he sometimes has...

    27. October 22, 2015

      Ukraine prime minister’s party opts out of regional polls

      Even before Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday to elect more than 10,000 mayors and 160,000 regional council...

    28. October 21, 2015

      Syngenta: turfed out

      Syngenta shareholders peeved at the company’s rejection of a bid from Monsanto have a consolation prize: the scalp of...

    29. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2015

      An invitation to Putin regarding Ukraine: Do the maths

      Martin Wolf was fuming about Russia on Wednesday — incensed specifically about its stance towards Ukraine’s attempted...

    30. October 20, 2015

      Resist Russia’s blackmail over Ukraine’s debt

      Aman murders his parents and then begs for the mercy of the court as a poor orphan. This is a definition of barefaced...

    31. October 16, 2015

      Tories urged to show caution on European human rights

      The UK has been urged by Europe’s top human rights watchdog not to endanger freedoms in Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere...

    32. October 16, 2015

      Radiation biology: new life at Chernobyl

      For the human inhabitants of Belarus and Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 brought death, disease and...

    33. October 15, 2015

      Vodafone in branding deal with Russian group MTS in Ukraine

      Vodafone has struck an agreement with Russian mobile group MTS to use its brand in Ukraine for the first time. MTS will...

    34. October 15, 2015

      Legal fight looms over Ukraine’s $3bn debt to Russia

      A legal fight is looming over a $3bn bond owed by Ukraine to Russia after Moscow refused to join other bondholders in a...

    35. October 14, 2015

      Europe must stay tough on the dictator of Belarus

      That Alexander Lukashenko, a man who seems almost to relish his reputation as Europe’s last dictator, would win a fifth...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      October 14, 2015

      Kiev rally

      Activists of the of nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party hold a poster and their flags during a rally in Kiev, Ukraine,...

    37. October 13, 2015

      MH17: official report confirms airline shot down by missile

      Dutch officials have confirmed that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down by a Russian-made missile and...

    38. October 11, 2015

      Russian volunteers eye Syria battle

      Bondo Dorovskikh is ready. “Since childhood I have been dreaming about going to war, but things never really worked...

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