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The death toll in Odessa, in the south of Ukraine has reached 46, after clashes between broadly pro-Russian “Antimaidan” protestors and pro-Ukrainian Euromaidan activists on Friday 2 May.

5 May 2014 | In depth

It’s important to oppose imperialist intervention in Ukraine and say no to Putin’s war. Already Russian military forces have seized Crimea. Russian imperialism is no more progressive than that of the US and NATO – we should oppose all of them. And war would be a disaster for the people of Ukraine. This useful article by Alex Callinicos sets out how Putin’s power play fits into the system of inter-imperialist rivalry. The old slogan, “neither Washington nor Moscow”, is an especially good one now.

4 March 2014 | Pick of the web

Fascists are now part of Ukraine’s government. Oleksandr Sych, of the fascist Svoboda party, has been appointed as deputy prime minister of Ukraine.

27 February 2014 | Notes

We saw horror and bloodshed on the streets of Kiev last week. And we may not have seen the last of it yet.

25 February 2014 | In depth

Fascist fighters are at the heart of a new paramilitary force that can already muster thousands on the streets of Kiev. The paramilitaries are openly recruiting, carrying out combat training and marching in Ukraine’s capital.

17 February 2014 | In depth

Huge protests have rocked Ukraine since November. Kiev’s main square has been occupied, there have been dramatic scenes of heavy fighting between militant protestors and police, and government buildings have been stormed and occupied too.

3 February 2014 | In depth