Igor Girkin

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Pall bearers walk with the coffin of Alexander Zakharchenko in Donetsk. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Russian-controlled separatists in eastern Ukraine have buried their leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, amid warnings from Moscow that his assassination f(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sits in a court room in Moscow on  August 4th. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP

When Alexei Navalny sat down for his first campaign debate last month, he tried hard to appear presidential. His spiky cowlick fringe brushed flat and(...)

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima attend the MH17 remembrance ceremony and the unveiling of the National MH17 monument on Monday in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Photograph:  Remko de Waal/Pool/Getty Images

One of the most difficult aspects of the MH17 commemoration this week was that it reminded relatives of the dead of the extent to which Russia has hin(...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 air crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

One year ago, 298 people boarded an aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for a midday flight to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Once the (...)

A burnt trolley bus lies on a square near a railway station in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine yesterday. Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

Before joining forces to help run the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, the pro-Russian pseudo-statelet in eastern Ukraine, Vladimir Antiufeyev, Al(...)

Tamara Zolotushenko outside houses struck by shelling in Semyonovka, a village just outside Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine. “I’ve lived here 40 years but now I have to go,” she said. “I have no idea what I will do now.” Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The bulldozer pawed the ground for hours, as if afraid of what might appear if it dug too deeply into the soil of Slovyansk. Then, as a streak of p(...)

Crash site: armed pro-Russian separatists guard remnants of flight MH17. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

On a sultry night this week in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, a car and a minibus pulled off a deserted main road into the empty car park of one of the (...)