Annabelle Chapman

News

Poland's Foreign Minister Said His Country's Relationship with the US Is 'Complete Bullshit'

In the first recording to be released, the interior minister, Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, tells the governor of Poland’s central bank that “the Polish state exists only in theory; in practice it doesn’t exist.” So far, he has kept his job.
Annabelle Chapman
6.26.14
politics

Poland's Leaked Conversations Could Bring Down The Government

In a leaked conversation Poland’s foreign minister was caught dismissing the county's relationship with the United States as "worthless."
Annabelle Chapman
6.26.14
PROTESTS

The Ukraine Uprising’s Bloodiest Day Yet

At least 25 people have died so far, including nine police officers, and the number of injured could run “into the thousands.”
Annabelle Chapman
2.19.14
News

The Ukraine Uprising Had Its Bloodiest Day Yet

Yesterday's violence was the deadliest since Ukraine’s EuroMaidan protests began in November. The number of deaths rose throughout the day, as more and more corpses were found in the streets of Kiev. By Wednesday morning, at least 25 people had lost...
Annabelle Chapman
2.19.14
News

Protesters Are Dying in the Streets of Kiev

Though there's currently a ceasefire between the riot cops and the anti-government protesters, the last few days in Kiev have been marked by violence, deaths, and threats against journalists.
Annabelle Chapman
1.23.14
The Guide to Political Change

Are Terrorists Intent on Destroying the Sochi Olympics?

Sochi is heavily guarded ahead of the Olympics, with a security zone stretching about 60 miles along the coast and 25 miles inland. Still, Doku Umarov, the leader of an umbrella Islamist organization known as the Caucasus Emirate, has called on his...
Annabelle Chapman
1.21.14

Ukraine's New Anti-Protest Laws Are Sparking Riots

Just when it seemed that Ukraine’s Euromaidan protests were entering a quieter phase, noise and violence returned to the streets of Kiev during an antigovernment rally yesterday.
Annabelle Chapman
1.20.14
News

Are Terrorists Intent on Destroying the Sochi Olympics?

Sochi is heavily guarded ahead of the Olympics, with a security zone stretching about 60 miles along the coast and 25 miles inland. Still, Doku Umarov, the leader of an umbrella Islamist organization known as the Caucasus Emirate, has called on his...
Annabelle Chapman
1.2.14
News

Ukrainian Protesters Toppled Kiev's Lenin Statue Last Night

Protests in Kiev on Sunday evening finished with a theatrical flourish, as the pro-EU, anti-Russia demonstrators toppled the statue of Lenin
Annabelle Chapman
12.16.13
News

Pro-Government Protesters Turned Up in Kiev This Weekend

As anti-government protesters enter their fourth week on the streets of Kiev, this weekend saw the arrival of another group in the Ukraine capital: those who had come to show their support for the country's embattled president, Viktor Yanukovych.
Annabelle Chapman
12.16.13
News

Police Tried and Failed to Clear Kiev's Independence Square

The cops' attempt to break up the pro-EU, anti-Russia demonstration that's been going on for days in Ukraine's capital was met with resistance, and as of Wednesday, the square is still occupied.
Annabelle Chapman
12.11.13
PROTESTS

Hundreds of Thousands of Protesters Are Trying to Take Over Kiev

This weekend, the street protests that have been taking place in Kiev for weeks arrived at a dramatic crux escalated into full-on violence.
Annabelle Chapman
12.9.13
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