Portrait of the week: Covid fines, cancelled flights and sunflower oil shortages

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Home Jonathan Reynolds, Labour’s business spokesman, said that the government should be preparing for energy rationing, but Grant Shapps, the…

Europe’s last dictator: Lukashenko’s fate depends on Ukraine

9 April 2022 9:00 am

The fate of Lukashenko depends on Ukraine

Putin’s war is a disaster for Russia

9 April 2022 9:00 am

  Strasbourg Europhobes will never have a better argument against European integration than the seat of the European parliament in…

Russia ‘realists’ have very little to say about evil

8 April 2022 5:42 pm

‘Every way of a man is right in his own eyes’, the Book of Proverbs says: it makes us feel…

The view from Ukraine: world war three has already started

7 April 2022 7:55 pm

I saw the first Russian bombs land from my balcony in Chernivtsi. They hit a military depot 50 miles away…

Bucha and the dark echoes of Srebrenica

6 April 2022 8:49 pm

High on a hillside not far from the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica the remains of dozens of young Muslim…

Viktor Orbán is no friend of the West

6 April 2022 2:20 am

Viktor Orbán‘s victory speech in Budapest on Sunday night took a curious turn. Speaking after a fourth landslide win, he…

Russia’s ‘denazification’ project is only just beginning

5 April 2022 4:55 pm

Truth, infamously, is the first casualty of war. But the truth, in modern Russia, was critically wounded before it got…

The West is powerless in the face of Russian war crimes

5 April 2022 3:10 am

‘Our home is our heart,’ a video posted by a couple from the Kyiv suburb of Hostomel begins, showing them…

Are sanctions working?

4 April 2022 9:45 pm

When allied military operations go well or badly, we very quickly hear about them. But what about sanctions? It is…

Russian cruelty has been laid bare

4 April 2022 9:15 pm

It was 2 a.m. when Russian gunmen broke in and took away 21-year-old Milana Ozdoyeva. When Sara, her three-year-old daughter,…

No. 10 prepares decades-long energy plan

4 April 2022 7:05 pm

The government’s delayed energy strategy is finally due to be released this week. The Prime Minister is due to unveil…

I’m taking in a Ukrainian

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Delighted though we all are that Benedict Cumberbatch has decided to allow a Ukrainian family to live in one of…

Biden’s war: does he know what he’s doing?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Is Biden’s approach to the war more calculating than it seems?

Why the destruction of Ukraine’s churches matters

2 April 2022 9:00 am

The destruction of Ukraine’s churches

Dmitry Firtash wants to help with the war effort – but can we trust him?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Dmitry Firtash wants to help with the war effort — but can we trust him?

The three stumbling blocks to a Ukraine peace deal

2 April 2022 9:00 am

A month in, and the war in Ukraine looks very different to how anyone expected. On the first day of…

Zelensky has saved Boris

31 March 2022 11:25 pm

Labour will try all it can to bring up the subject at every opportunity; as will a few backbench MPs.…

Ukraine is witnessing the future of drone warfare

31 March 2022 2:00 am

Russian forces have reportedly been ordered to watch last year’s state-funded propaganda film Sky. The Kremlin-funded drama follows the lives of Russian airmen…

Who poisoned Roman Abramovich?

29 March 2022 10:30 pm

Russia is now 33 days into a war it expected would last 72 hours. Given the relative failure of the…

The rouble's astonishing recovery

29 March 2022 9:50 pm

The tank columns are stalled; one or two towns captured from the Ukrainians have been retaken. Russia’s war effort has…

Could Biden gaffe us into world war three?

27 March 2022 9:19 pm

‘I want your point of view, Joe,’ Barack Obama once told his vice-president Joe Biden. ‘I just want it in…

Why Russian tactics won't win the war

26 March 2022 7:31 pm

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its second month, the war has settled into a largely attritional struggle –…

It’s no surprise that traffickers are targeting Ukraine

26 March 2022 7:00 pm

Over the past weeks, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I have witnessed individuals expressing shock and disbelief at the…

In praise of amateurs

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Two weeks ago in St Moritz I ran into both Nicolas Niarchos and Nikolai von Bismarck, two talented young men…