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    France urges elections in Eastern Ukraine
    Oct14

    France urges elections in Eastern Ukraine

    French President François Hollande called on all parties in the Ukraine conflict to draw up a roadmap to end the crisis, after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart yesterday (13 October) in which he urged early elections to be held in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo
    Oct13

    Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

    Britain and France are leading EU efforts to impose more sanctions on Syrians close to President Bashar al-Assad in response to the devastating bombing of Aleppo, diplomats said on Wednesday (12 October), signalling that Russians may eventually be added to the list. …read more Source:...

    EU shortlists Turkish journalist for rights prize
    Oct12

    EU shortlists Turkish journalist for rights prize

    An exiled Turkish journalist, a Crimean Tartar activist and two Yazidi victims of the Islamic state group were shortlisted Tuesday (11 October) for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. …read more Source:...

    Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia
    Oct11

    Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

    Outraged by Russia’s intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the Kremlin. …read more Source:...

    Putin in Berlin – and Paris? – on 19 October for Ukraine talks
    Oct11

    Putin in Berlin – and Paris? – on 19 October for Ukraine talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Berlin on 19 October for talks with some leaders of the European Union and Ukraine to discuss a solution to the Ukrainian crisis, a Kremlin aide told reporters yesterday (10 October). …read more Source:...

    Life in Ukraine’s conflict zone: The anxious reality
    Oct06

    Life in Ukraine’s conflict zone: The anxious reality

    The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine is severe and requires an urgent solution. No drinkable water, a lack of access to coal for heating and uncertain electricity supplies are part of everyday life for Ukrainians in the conflict zone, writes Mark Demesmaeker. …read more Source:...

    Kyiv keen to demonstrate European values at Babi Yar commemoration
    Oct05

    Kyiv keen to demonstrate European values at Babi Yar commemoration

    Donald Tusk spoke at the 75th anniversary commemorations of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine last week (29 September). Kyiv’s intentions at the ceremony were clear: to strengthen ties with the West and draw parallels between today’s Russia and Nazi Germany. EurActiv France reports. …read more Source:...

    EU summit to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions
    Sep26

    EU summit to consider how to improve Russia ties without dropping sanctions

    Next month, European Union leaders will explore the possibility of improving strained ties with Russia in response to growing irritation among some member states over economic sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    After striking murky gas deal, Ukraine bows to West
    Sep26

    After striking murky gas deal, Ukraine bows to West

    The fight for the control over a profitable company that transports Russia’s gas to Europe exposed the clan warfare and backstabbing that surrounds Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and hampers Kyiv’s bid to anchor its ties to the West. …read more Source:...

    How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea
    Sep22

    How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea

    Products for sale in the Crimean stores of two European retailers are being shipped there from Russia via a ferry and port subject to EU sanctions, transportation employees said, indicating that companies are finding ways to dodge the punitive regime in place since 2014. …read more Source:...

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