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‘Proud and happy’: Ukrainians embrace Oleksandr Usyk’s boxing victory
People in Kyiv and Kharkiv celebrate win in world heavyweight unification fight as symbolic achievement for the country

Charlotte Higgins in Kyiv, Sam Jones and agency

19, May, 2024 @2:46 PM

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If Putin wins in Ukraine, the British economy will be in the firing line | Phillip Inman
We and the EU must show the Russian leader we mean business and seize $300bn of his country’s central bank funds

Phillip Inman

18, May, 2024 @4:00 PM

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Suspect in court as Putin’s friends capitalise on shooting of Slovakian PM Robert Fico
Media is barred from hearing as 71-year-old man appears in closed session over attempted assassination of prime minister

Pjotr Sauer in Bratislava and Lili Bayer in Brussels

18, May, 2024 @3:52 PM

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Nato’s failure to save Ukraine raises an existential question: what on earth is it for? | Simon Tisdall
The military alliance is turning 75. But there’s little to celebrate in Kyiv, as Putin’s forces continue their bloody advance

Simon Tisdall

18, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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‘Why the hell didn’t you leave earlier?’: the battle to evacuate residents as Russia advances in Kharkiv
Rescue operations become ever more dangerous in the town at the centre of Russia’s recent offensive in the Kharkiv region

Shaun Walker south of Vovchansk

18, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Ukrainians divided over Usyk, the world boxing champion facing Tyson Fury
Boxer has raised funds for Ukraine but faced criticism in the past for his apparent Moscow-leaning sympathies

Charlotte Higgins in Kyiv

18, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Moscow says west ‘playing with fire’ over Ukraine – as it happened
The country’s foreign ministry said the supply of long range weapons to Ukraine by the UK and US had led to an escalation in the conflict

Tom Ambrose

17, May, 2024 @2:58 PM

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Putin seeking to weaponise threat of mass migration, warns Estonian PM
‘Adversaries know migration is our vulnerability,’ says Kaja Kallas, spelling out negative consequences to Europe of Ukrainian defeat

Patrick Wintour in Tallinn

17, May, 2024 @2:29 PM

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Ukraine war briefing: Kharkiv campaign won’t deliver major Russian breakthrough – Nato general
Ukraine accuses invaders of killing civilians and setting up human shields; sanctions over North Korean arms supply to Russia. What we know on day 814

Warren Murray with Guardian writers and agencies

17, May, 2024 @12:36 AM

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Zelenskiy says situation is ‘difficult’ on visit to Kharkiv; Putin calls China relationship an international ‘stabilising factor’ – as it happened
Ukrainian military says its has forced Russia to reduce tempo of offensive; Russian president thanks Xi Jinping for ‘trying to solve Ukraine crisis’

Martin Belam, Ben Quinn and Jonathan Yerushalmy

16, May, 2024 @1:46 PM

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Putin and Xi announce plans to strengthen military ties in Beijing
Russian leader praises ‘comradely’ talks with Chinese president before concert to mark 75 years of ‘friendship’

Amy Hawkins Senior China correspondent

16, May, 2024 @11:36 AM

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How Russia has advanced in Kharkiv despite warnings attack was coming
Shortage of munitions, fighters and air defences leaves Ukraine unprepared to repel attack

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, May, 2024 @10:02 AM

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