The detention of key Putin associate may expedite a wider ban on blocs close to the Kremlin.
More than 13 per cent of the country needs demining. It will take decades and more than 250 billion US dollars.
To bolster its troops, Moscow is tempting foreign nationals with the offer of a passport.
With a population of about 2.6 million, the country has seen the largest influx of refugees per capita.
Residents in the southern city describe huge anxiety and intimidation amid a semblance of normal life.
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Activists fight traditions that exclude female worshippers from communal prayers.
The war confounds young people’s efforts to revitalise Ukraine’s embattled east and counter Russian propaganda.