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Russia accounts for 40 per cent of financial outlay, and some companies are already suffering.
Numbers of dead and wounded media workers mount as conflict continues.
Desperate civilians are taking any opportunity to leave, cramming into private cars or extortionate fees to get through checkpoints.
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.
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.