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‘Now we get hit too’: Belgorod, the Russian city on the Ukraine frontline

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The sounds of war have become louder in Belgorod, a mid-sized Russian city about 25 miles (40km) from the Ukrainian border. And the blasts are more frequent. “On Sunday, we were woken up again by explosions. You never...

Russia shells frontline positions as fighting focuses on Donbas city

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Russian forces have shelled frontline positions in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas area as fighting becomes increasingly focused on Severodonetsk, the easternmost city still held by Ukrainian forces after more than 11 weeks ...

Russia takes Donbas town but Ukrainian frontline ‘still holding’

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Russia’s large-scale offensive to seize the Donbas region was under way on Tuesday when troops overran the city of Kreminna in eastern Ukraine and began advancing towards the strategic Ukrainian military hub of Kramat...

Why second-hand British cars end up on Ukraine’s frontline

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From Mykolaiv to Kyiv and Kharkiv, second-hand cars, pickup trucks and minivans bought in Britain and still bearing the familiar UK number plates are on the frontline of the war in Ukraine. The incongruous sight is th...

One woman’s war story: Hive, the real-life Sundance hit set on Kosovo’s feminist frontline

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On 25 March 1999, everything changed for the small Kosovan village of Krushë e Madhe when Serbian troops moved in and forced the villagers to move out. They were searched for gold and jewellery and herded towards the ...

Ukraine claims Russian bias among frontline monitors after western pull-out

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Ukrainian officials have accused international monitors working in the conflict zone in the country’s east of succumbing to pro-Russian bias, after the mission was depleted when the US, British and Canadian government...

‘God forbid the Cossacks come’: fears of war rise in Ukraine’s frontline towns

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Raisa Malashenko was trundling her rusty bicycle, laden with bags of food, through the centre of Stanytsia Luhanska on Saturday afternoon. The 81-year-old did not flinch as booms of artillery sounded in the distance. ...

Everything Is True by Roopa Farooki review – the first 40 days on the Covid frontline

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I was working as a GP when a new respiratory illness began crossing the globe. So much rewriting of history has happened since that it’s easy to forget how anarchic things felt in March 2020. Devastating images from C...

Frontline workers in England: share your views on the plan to end coronavirus restrictions

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Boris Johnson has announced his plans to abolish the last domestic Covid restrictions in England, including self-isolation for those infected with the virus, in less than two weeks. We would like to hear from those in...

‘A resort of ghosts’: on the Ukraine frontline waiting for war again – video

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The Guardian's Luke Harding travels to the eastern Ukraine coastal city of Mariupol to see how preparations are being made for a potential Russian attack. With tensions in the region high and Russian troops gathering ...

‘It’s a job I love – but some days I hate it’: one frontline GP on anti-vax protests, angry patients and Omicron

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Laura Mount became a doctor – she visibly winces at repeating such a cliche – to help people. Also, she was good at school. Her dad was a chemist, which is where she got her love of science; her mum, who was a hairdre...

‘The clap for the NHS meant nothing’: novelist turned doctor Roopa Farooki on her frontline experience of Covid

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In February 2020, when the novelist and doctor Roopa Farooki first sat down to write her latest book, coronavirus was “something that was kind of buzzing around” in the background. “Those of us going to work every day...

‘We are ready for whatever comes’: on the Ukraine frontline

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Peering through binoculars, Mykola Chekman pointed to the bridge connecting Ukraine to Russian-controlled Crimea. “It’s not the first time the peninsula has been occupied,” he observed. He added: “Crimea has seen a lo...

On the frontline of the cost of living crisis

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Households across the UK will see rising prices and stalling wages strain their budgets in the year ahead, money and consumer editor Hilary Osborne reports. Some families are already feeling the pinch ...

‘Christmas was awful’: on the Omicron frontline at the Royal Preston hospital

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After nearly two years on the Covid frontline, there is one image that haunts Prof Mohammed Munavvar. It is of a visit to Preston cemetery, where a friend had been laid to rest. There he saw a pristine row of gravesto...

Top EU diplomat offers full support to Ukraine on visit to conflict frontline

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The European Union’s top diplomat has pledged “full support” to Ukraine on a visit to the frontline of the country’s war with Moscow-backed separatists. Josep Borrell is the first EU high representative for foreign po...

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