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31  mars     08h41
Russia taking charge of UN security council is ’worst joke ever’, says Ukraine minister- video
Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Léonie Chao-Fong, Kevin Rawlinson, Martin Belam and Helen Sullivan (earlier)    Ukraine s foreign minister has called Russia s upcoming presidency of the UN security council the worst joke ever From April it will be Moscow s turn to take up the monthly presidency of the member council in line with a rotation that has been unaffected by the Ukraine war Dmytro Kuleba
Russia-Ukraine war live: Turkey approves Finland Nato bid; Ukraine marks Bucha massacre anniversary
Tumaini Carayol    Turkey clears way for Helsinki to join alliance Zelenskiy says past year has been most horrific in their entire lives for residents of Kyiv regionRussia Ukraine war at a glanceVolodymyr Zelenskiy has marked the anniversary of the liberation of Bucha with a message on his official Telegram
Wimbledon allows Russian and Belarusian players back into tournament
Timothy Garton Ash    All England Club and the LTA reverse decision on bansPlayers will be required to sign neutrality agreementsRussian and Belarusian players will be allowed to compete at Wimbledon and the British grass court tournaments this year after the All England Club AELTC and the LTA jointly opted to reverse
The war in Ukraine reminds us what the EU is for. But even bigger challenges lie ahead Timothy Garton Ash
Julian Borger in New York    Support for the European Union is strong even in post Brexit Britain Can it come through its external battles too It s springtime in Brussels and the European Union has a spring in its step Its leaders and institutions have been galvanised by the war in Ukraine The war has reminded us what
Absurdity to a new level’ as Russia takes charge of UN security council
Associated Press    Monthly rotation of presidency of member council has been unaffected by Ukraine warIn Ukraine Moscow is pursuing an unprovoked war of aggression In The Hague Vladimir Putin is facing an arrest warrant for war crimes But at the UN Russia is about to take charge of a powerful international
Russia seeking weapons from North Korea to bolster Ukraine war, says US
Reuters    US security spokesman says new evidence suggests Moscow offering food to rogue nation in return for dozens of kinds of weapons and munitionsSee all our Ukraine coverageThe White House says it has new evidence that Russia is looking again to North Korea for weapons and munitions to fuel the war
Finland’s way into Nato clears as hold-out Turkey votes in favour
Guardian staff and agencies    Parliament in Ankara passes bill allowing membership after second to last objector Hungary voted in favourTurkey s parliament has approved a bill to allow Finland to join Nato clearing the way for Helsinki to join the western defence alliance as war rages in Ukraine The Turkish parliament was
30  mars     23h28
Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 401 of the invasion
Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Martin Belam and Helen Sullivan (earlier)    Russia arrests US journalist Turkey approves bill to allow Finland to join Nato Continue reading
Russia-Ukraine war: US deeply concerned’ by Russia’s arrest of American journalist - as it happened
Helen Sullivan and agencies    This blog is now closed you can read more on this story hereDymtro Kuleba Ukraine s foreign minister has tweeted to criticise the fact that Russia will take over chairing the UN security council on April He writes Russian UN security council presidency on April is a bad joke Russia has
Fugitive Russian man whose daughter drew anti-war pictures detained in Belarus
Shaun Walker    Alexei Moskalyov had been jailed for two years after investigation triggered by year old s drawingsRussia Ukraine war latest news updatesA Russian man who fled house arrest after being sentenced to two years in prison for discrediting Russia in social media posts following an investigation
US condemns arrest of WSJ journalist as Russia accused of hostage taking’
Sarah Bertram    US secretary of state Antony Blinken issues strongly worded statement after arrest of Evan GershkovichAntony Blinken the US secretary of state has condemned Russia s arrest of the Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich as Moscow was accused of engaging in hostage taking by arresting a
Athletes criticise IOC plan to readmit Russian and Belarusian athletes - video
Martin Belam, Léonie Chao-Fong, Guardian staff and agencies    Athletes including the Ukrainian tennis player Marta Kostyuk are speaking out against the International Olympic Committee s recommendation that Russian and Belarusian athletes should be allowed to compete again across all sports The players would be allowed to compete as neutral athletes as long
Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 400 of the invasion
Luke Harding and Christopher Cherry    Wall Street Journal reporter arrested in Russia on espionage charges Ukrainian officials concede Russia has made some gains in Bakhmut Continue reading
Kherson: from heaven of Ukrainian liberation to hell of Russian bombardment
Robert P Baird    The southern city of Kherson was liberated from Russian occupation in November by Ukrainian forces sparking ecstatic scenes in the main square But with Russian troops retreating just over the Dnipro River joy has quickly turned to nightmare with the city suffering daily bombardment by
Putin, Trump, Ukraine: how Timothy Snyder became the leading interpreter of our dark times
Isobel Koshiw and Oleksiy Savchenko in Kramatorsk    Historians aren t supposed to make predictions but Yale professor Timothy Snyder has become known for his dire warnings and many of them have been proved correctLast September seven months after Russia launched a full scale invasion of Ukraine the Yale historian Timothy Snyder took a hour
Ukrainian parents hiding their children in basements in frontline cities
Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Martin Belam and Helen Sullivan (earlier)    Volunteers say some families are refusing to evacuate and children have not seen the sun in monthsRussia Ukraine war latest news updatesUkrainian volunteers who have been evacuating civilians from the frontlines of the war with Russia say some parents have been hiding their children in basements
29  mars     18h00
Russia-Ukraine war: object found near Nord Stream 2 no safety risk’; Bakhmut battle has badly damaged’ Wagner forces - as it happened
Julian Borger, world affairs editor    This live blog has now closed you can read more of our Russia Ukraine war coverage hereGlobal commodities trader Cargill has told Russia s agriculture ministry that it will stop exporting Russian grain from the start of the next exporting season which begins on July the ministry said on
UN nuclear watchdog says fighting near Ukraine power plant is intensifying’
Martin Belam, Léonie Chao-Fong, Guardian staff and agencies    IAEA director general Rafael Grossi warns that hostilities around Zaporizhzhia risk major nuclear accident which will spare no one The head of the UN nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA has made a second visit to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine amid an
Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 399 of the invasion
Elias Visontay    UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi is due to visit Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant explosions reported in occupied Melitopol Continue reading
28  mars     22h09
Rupert Murdoch has fuelled polarisation of society, Barack Obama says
   Former US president tells Sydney audience that media coverage has helped exacerbate divisions and that we no longer have a shared story The former US president Barack Obama has suggested that Rupert Murdoch s media empire has led to greater polarisation in western societies through news coverage