Russian journalist’s faked murder: A propaganda coup for whom?
By France 24
02 June 2018 | 7:32 am
In today’s Debate we turn our eye to events in Ukraine these past few days, where officials announced the murder of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, only for him to appear – alive – on TV the following day.
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Ukraine's National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption has added the Germany-based multinational food wholesaler to its list of "international sponsors of war." Metro is accused of maintaining business with Russia.
The second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow saw the two leaders continue high-level talks. Xi has also invited Putin to visit Beijing this year.
Kyiv says it wants UN Security Council action after Moscow announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Russia's leader has accused the West of building an axis against Moscow. DW rounds up the latest.
FRANCE 24 spoke to Artur Smolyaninov, a well-known Russian actor. Once acclaimed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, he has now been designated a foreign agent by Russia and forced to flee his country. Our guest explains why he has publicly opposed the war in Ukraine and even vowed to fight on Ukraine's side: Ukrainians "are fighting for their freedom".
Tallinn has hit back at reports that it upset its EU allies with reimbursements it has sought for weapons sent to Ukraine, in a trying moment for the bloc.
The Orthodox monks accused of Russia links have been ordered out of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery. But they refuse to vacate the complex.
Alexei Moskalyov had fled house arrest in Russia before a court sentenced him to two years in prison for "discrediting" the Russian army. His daughter had drawn a sketch at school against Russia's war in Ukraine.
A year ago, the Ukrainian town of Bucha near Kyiv was freed from Russian occupiers, who are accused of committing war atrocities there. DW spoke to the relatives of civilians who were killed.
Conductor Vasyl Kryachok was preparing for more concerts in Mariupol when Russia launched its full-scale invasion last year. He eventually fled the besieged city and is now putting together a new orchestra.
UN Human Rights chief Volker Turk has said the number of civilian casualties in Russia's invasion of Ukraine far outstrips official figures.
Ukraine's ambassador to Germany has criticized an appeal by former prominent members of Germany's Social Democrats that urged a cease-fire with Russia. He reiterated Kyiv's call for total Russian withdrawal from Ukraine.
French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by EU's Ursula von der Leyen, is traveling to China in hopes of dissuading Beijing from backing Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Tough trade talks are also expected.
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