Russian president Vladimir Putin honours ‘Russian heroes’ at a function in Moscow.
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Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
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Russia appears to be under increasing pressure on all fronts.
Belarusian volunteers receive military training at the Belarusian Company base in Kyiv, Ukraine, in March 2022.
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Belarusians make up one of the most prominent contingents of foreign fighters in Ukraine. Here’s why they’re fighting and what they hope to achieve for Belarus as well as Ukraine.
A protest on November 20 in Berlin over the latest attacks of the Turkish military into Kurdish areas of northeastern Syria.
Turkey’s bombing of northern Syria is worrying both the US and Russia, for different reasons.
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Switzerland’s arrangement with the EU involves legal compromises the UK isn’t willing to make.
Local residents help exhume the body of a 16-year-old Ukrainian girl, killed by Russian forces, in Kherson, Ukraine in November 2022.
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Prosecuting a leader like Vladimir Putin accused of war crimes is difficult. But the trial of Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the early 2000s offers a potential playbook.
Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in a farmer’s field near where a missile struck, killing two people in the village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022.
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The recent military mishap in Poland shows such incidents are bound to happen near war zones. We should be ready for them.
Environmental activists protest against Energy Charter Treaty while its reform is negotiated.
The Energy Charter Treaty allows fossil fuel investors to sue governments over climate action – prompting EU countries to withdraw.
One of Banksy’s murals in Borodyanka.
Banksy has unveiled six new works in Ukraine, created on the walls of bombed buildings.
Staff members work at a newly opened fast-food restaurant in a former McDonald’s outlet in June 2022 in Moscow. It offers most of the same items as McDonald’s and is an example of how Russia is defying western sanctions.
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As Russians come to terms with the seriousness of the war in Ukraine, the Russian economy is weathering the storm of western sanctions.
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The Dutch example in the convictions relating to the MH17 crash is one other courts, including in Australia, should follow in response to Ukrainian war crimes.
Man-portable surface-to-air missile systems (MANPADs) are a key weapon in Ukraine’s air defence.
When a missile landed in Poland the world held its breath. But it showed the urgency of Ukraine’s demands for more military aid.
Police officers gather at the site where offcials say a Russian-made missile fell.
Polish authorities are investigating what they initially believed to be a Russian-made missile blast close to the border with Ukraine. Later, the country’s president said it was likely to have been an accident.
Keep your friends close: Xi Jinping and Joe Biden meet on the sidelines of the 2022 G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.
Ukraine was just one of a number of potential areas of conflict that the two leaders discussed at their face-to-face meeting in Bali.
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Young Ukrainian activists are organising ‘repair raves’ to combine activism and dance in helping rebuild.
Bunker tourism in Prague with a display of children in gas masks inside of the Bezovka nuclear bunker.
Cold War-era bunkers in Prague have been repurposed as tourist sites and nightlife venues. With war in Ukraine bringing renewed nuclear threats, could these bunkers revert to their original purpose?
Ukrainian personnel fire a canon in the Kherson area.
There are 3 reasons why Russia’s loss of Kherson – if Moscow’s claims are accurate – will likely prove decisive for the future of the war, and potentially Putin’s own fortunes too.
A participant at an anti-war protest marches in New York City in March 2021.
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Veterans of past wars have long been at the forefront of peace advocacy in the United States.
Life-saving deal: the UN General Assembly watches the ‘Brave Commander’, the first ship to leave Ukraine loaded with grain after the deal was struck in July.
Russia’s decision to pull out of the life-saving grain deal has already caused a spike in the global price of wheat and corn.
There are 3 reasons why we shouldn’t discount the possibility that defeat in Ukraine might make the Kremlin’s edifice crumble.