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    Russia's Putin says opposes MH17 tribunal ahead of U.N. vote
    Jul29

    Russia's Putin says opposes MH17 tribunal ahead of U.N. vote

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, hours before a U.N. vote on such a proposal. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
    Jul29

    Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will Oppose International Tribunal for Flight MH17
    Jul29

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will Oppose International Tribunal for Flight MH17

    The Kremlin quoted Putin as saying a tribunal would be “inexpedient” because Russia still has “a lot of questions” about the investigation to which it had little access. MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Moscow will veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those...

    Dutch PM appeals to Putin ahead of MH17 tribunal vote at UN
    Jul29

    Dutch PM appeals to Putin ahead of MH17 tribunal vote at UN

    [THE HAGUE] Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday made an “urgent” appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to veto a UN Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Business...

    MH17: Liow, JIT members in New York to seek UNSC’s support for tribunal
    Jul29

    MH17: Liow, JIT members in New York to seek UNSC’s support for tribunal

    KUALA LUMPUR: Transport Minister Datuk Dr Seri Liow Ting Lai and representatives from the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Ukraine are in New York to meet the United Nations Security Council. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
    Jul29

    Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucracy
    Jul29

    Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucracy

    After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s army remains disorganised and poorly equipped. “The Defence Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I’m not kidding,” president Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of regional chiefs this month. Building up an army to...

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes
    Jul29

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes

    After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s regular army remains disorganised and poorly equipped. “The Defence Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I’m not kidding,” President Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of regional chiefs this month. …read more...

    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions
    Jul29

    Special Report – Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine’s government fight rebels in the east. A burly man with a long, Cossack-style moustache, Korchynsky has several hundred armed men at his disposal. The exact number, he said, is “classified.” …read more Source:...

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes
    Jul29

    Guns and underpants: Ukrainian army hobbled by bureaucratic woes

    KIEV (Reuters) – After more than a year of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the country’s regular army remains disorganised and poorly equipped. “The Defence Ministry needed to test underpants for a year before approving them for use. I’m not kidding,” President Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of regional chiefs this...

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