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Ukraine Live Day 501: Several Explosives-Related Incidents In The Kiev Region, Kharkiv And Mariupol

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

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For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Russia Update: Soldiers’ Mothers Head Sentenced for Publicizing Combat Deaths in Ukraine

The head of a Soldiers’ Mother Committee has been convicted on fraud charges in what appears to be retaliation for her activism in bringing to light cases of Russian soldiers killed in combat in Ukraine.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here.

Special features:

- ‘I Was on Active Duty’: Interview with Captured GRU Officer Aleksandrov
- Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk
- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

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Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Russia Update: Comedian Zhvanetsky Cut from Television Awards Broadcast

The comedian Zhvanetsky was removed from broadcasts of the prestigious annual TEFI awards ceremony for best television.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here.

Special features:

- ‘I Was on Active Duty’: Interview with Captured GRU Officer Aleksandrov
- Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk
- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

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James Miller
James Miller

What 500 Days Of The Ukraine Crisis Have Taught Us

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Today is the 500th day of The Interpreter’s live coverage of Ukraine (read that coverage here). While the day is not an anniversary in the traditional sense, it is a milestone which marks two events — the day the Ukrainian police tried to storm Maidan Square to try to end the Euromaidan Revolution, and this magazine’s humble efforts to cover the events which have transpired since.

As such, the milestone gives us an opportunity to reflect not only on a year and a half of revolution and armed conflict, but the methodologies which our small team of three have chosen to use to record history, in real time, to the best of our abilities.


Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Ukraine Live Day 500: Explosion at Cafe in Odessa; No Injuries

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs.


For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Russia Update: Greece Condemns West for Rejecting Russia’s Turkish Stream as It Defaults

Russia may not do more than provide political support, but already Greece has indicated how it will help Russia: pushing for the new Turkish Stream pipeline and condemning the West for “torpedoing” it

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here.

Special features:

- ‘I Was on Active Duty’: Interview with Captured GRU Officer Aleksandrov
- Meet The Russian Fighters Building A Base Between Mariupol And Donetsk
- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

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UPDATES BELOW


Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Ukraine Live Day 499: Further Evidence Of Military Activity Near Recently Discovered Russian Base

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs.


For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Russia Update: Kremlin Doubts Independence Of Baltic States

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here.

Special features:

- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin
- Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
- Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

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Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Ukraine Live Day 498: Ukraine Reports Heavy Fighting Across Front Line

Yesterday’s live coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast.

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs.


For links to individual updates click on the timestamps.

For the latest summary of evidence surrounding the shooting down of flight MH17 see our separate article: Evidence Review: Who Shot Down MH17?


Liveblog Team
Liveblog Team

Russia Update: Street Performers Stage Protest Flash Mob in Moscow

About 40 musicians turned out in the rain to protest a crackdown on street performers by Moscow authorities in recent months.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

The previous issue is here.

UPDATES BELOW

Russia This Week:

- Is ‘Novorossiya’ Really Dead?
- From Medal of Valor to Ubiquitous Propaganda Symbol: the History of the St. George Ribbon
- What Happened to the Slow-Moving Coup?
- Can We Be Satisfied with the Theory That Kadyrov Killed Nemtsov?
- All the Strange Things Going On in Moscow

Special features:

- ‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’
- With Cash and Conspiracy Theories, Russian Orthodox Philanthropist Malofeyev is Useful to the Kremlin
- Alexey Navalny On the Murder of Boris Nemtsov
- Theories about Possible Perpetrators of the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs‏.