Vladimir Putin

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Putin promised me he would not kill Zelenskiy, says former Israeli PM
Naftali Bennett says Putin also dropped vow to seek disarmament of Ukraine and Zelenskiy agreed to give up on joining Nato

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

05, Feb, 2023 @12:49 PM

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This week in TV: Nolly; Putin vs the West; Emily Atack: Asking for It?; Hotel Portofino
Helena Bonham Carter surprises as Noele Gordon; world leaders recall their encounters with Putin; Emily Atack challenges sexual harassment. Plus, the latest new Downton

Barbara Ellen

05, Feb, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Turkey’s two-faced ‘sultan’ is no friend of the west. It’s time to play hardball
President Erdoğan’s increasingly hostile stance towards Nato and democratic principles can no longer go unpunished

Simon Tisdall

05, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Russia-Ukraine war: more than 100 soldiers returned to Kyiv in prisoner exchange
Announcement from Ukrainian president’s office follows Russian statement on 63 of its own soldiers

Nadeem Badshah (now) Harry Taylor, Adam Fulton (earlier)

04, Feb, 2023 @6:16 PM

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Democracy does not always go hand in hand with liberalism – that is the problem | Letter
Letter: From Putin to Erdoğan, democratically elected leaders are routinely ignoring constitutional limits on their powers, writes Piergiuseppe Fortunato

03, Feb, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Ben Jennings on Shell’s record-breaking profits – cartoon
Surge in energy prices sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pushed Shell’s 2022 takings to $40bn, the highest in its 115-year history

Ben Jennings

02, Feb, 2023 @7:30 PM

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Putin vs the West review – like a gripping, terrifying soap opera
Power players open up about their fraught dealings with the Russian president, but the main takeaway is this: being a world leader seems like one long stream of mic-drop disses and gossip

Jack Seale

30, Jan, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Boris Johnson says Putin claimed he could send missile to hit UK ‘in a minute’
Former prime minister’s comments about call to Russian president just before invasion come in new BBC documentary

Harry Taylor

30, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukraine struggling to hold Bakhmut, military sources say — as it happened
Information follows the Ukrainian army’s withdrawal from the nearby city of Soledar last week

Kevin Rawlinson (now); Joe Middleton and Adam Fulton (earlier)

28, Jan, 2023 @5:56 PM

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‘Ukraine is not our enemy’: Russians risk arrest to honour victims of war
The Kremlin has stamped out public dissent but makeshift memorials to Ukrainian dead are a focus for those opposed to the conflict

Andrew Roth in Moscow

28, Jan, 2023 @1:43 PM

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To defeat Putin, we must support the brave Russian journalists telling the truth
Despite a Soviet-style clampdown, we can help the exiles who are preserving independent journalism for Russians back home, says former Moscow correspondent Mark Rice-Oxley

Mark Rice-Oxley

28, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Labour asks why Treasury unit let oligarch under sanctions bring libel case
Key Putin ally who founded Wagner mercenaries attempted to ‘subvert sanctions and silence journalist’

Jessica Elgot

25, Jan, 2023 @3:26 PM

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