Not only are Russian soldiers still in Ukraine, heavy fighting continued this weekend.
Former Ukrainian foreign minister Vladimir Ogryzko says Kyiv should refuse to consent to the new Russian envoy because “the presence or absence of an ambassador of Russia in Ukraine will change nothing” and the Kremlin’s candidate is both “strange” and unacceptable.
In St. Petersburg, activists have forced a museum to agree to clothe a copy of Michaelangelo’s David lest it offend the sensibilities of children.
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ON MY MIND July has been the deadliest month in the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region in nearly a year. But what is driving the escalation? Is it a sign that Moscow is intent on reigniting a full-scale conflict? Or are the Kremlin’s proxies in eastern Ukraine going rogue? To what extent do the agendas […]