Mary Dejevsky

One of the country’s most respected commentators on Russia, the EU and the US, Mary Dejevsky has worked as a foreign correspondent all over the world, including Washington, Paris and Moscow. A former diplomatic editor and chief leader writer at The Independent, she now writes a weekly column and makes regular contributions to UK and international radio and television. She is a member of the international foreign affairs think-tank, Chatham House, the Valdai Group of international Russia specialists and the Franco-British Council. She also sits on the advisory board of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (left) speaks as President of the European Council Donald Tusk in a joint press conference

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A guard attempts to arrest an Ayda Ukrainian fighter during a protest in Kiev on Monday (AFP/Getty)

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The talk – especially coming out of the US – is increasingly disturbing

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, leaves the High Court after the opening of the inquiry into his death

Laying the blame for Litvinenko’s death at Putin’s door is an orthodoxy that needs challenging

There is far more to this saga, and it is already emerging from the inquiry

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The crisis in Ukraine is confusing minds in the West

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Voters deserve to see each political contender have their claims tested

Times have changed – and Tony Blair is very much behind them

New Labour’s policies have reached the limit of their electoral acceptability

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