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    Finland ‘in no position’ to defend Baltic states: president
    Aug27

    Finland ‘in no position’ to defend Baltic states: president

    HELSINKI (AFP) – Finland is in no position to help defend its Baltic neighbours and fellow EU members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania should it become necessary, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Tuesday.His comments were made during talks with a group of Finnish ambassadors as regional tensions grow over the crisis in Ukraine.Every...

    More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany
    Aug27

    More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

    BERLIN (AFP) – More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliances largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the Cold War ended, the US army said.Amid a drive by NATO to boost its defences in light of the Ukraine crisis, 11 member countries are taking part in Exercise Swift...

    Russian lawmaker wants Kerry sanctioned
    Aug27

    Russian lawmaker wants Kerry sanctioned

    A member of Russia’s upper house of parliament is calling for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his deputies to be placed on Moscow’s sanctions list.Igor Morozov, a member of the Federation Council’s foreign affairs committee, told the state news agency RIA-Novosti on Wednesday that the move would be retaliation for the...

    Ukraine, Separatists to Strive For Full Ceasefire From September 1
    Aug27

    Ukraine, Separatists to Strive For Full Ceasefire From September 1

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, in a gesture to shore up a tenuous ceasefire, agreed on Wednesday to strive for an end to all truce violations from next Tuesday, the OSCE and rebel representative… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1
    Aug26

    Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, in a gesture to shore up a tenuous ceasefire, agreed on Wednesday to strive for an end to all truce violations from next Tuesday, the OSCE and rebel representatives said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1
    Aug26

    Ukraine, separatists to strive for full ceasefire from September 1

    MINSK (Reuters) – Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists, in a gesture to shore up a tenuous ceasefire, agreed on Wednesday to strive for an end to all truce violations from next Tuesday, the OSCE and rebel representatives said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court
    Aug26

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court

    Rostov-on-don, Russia (AP): A Russian military court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show trial.The court in the sou.. …read more Source: India...

    Russia and NATO need new rules to cut risk of war, ex-ministers say
    Aug26

    Russia and NATO need new rules to cut risk of war, ex-ministers say

    Russia and NATO must agree common rules to handle unexpected military encounters to reduce the risk of inadvertently triggering a war between Moscow and the West, a group of former foreign and defence ministers said on Wednesday. With both Russia and NATO intensifying military exercises because of the crisis in Ukraine, incidents such as mid-air...

    Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for ‘terrorism’
    Aug26

    Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for ‘terrorism’

    A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors. Oleg Sentsov, 39, was convicted of masterminding arson attacks on pro-Kremlin party offices in Crimea after Russia seized the peninsula from Ukraine […]...

    Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for ‘terrorism’
    Aug26

    Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for ‘terrorism’

    A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors.Oleg Sentsov, 39, was convicted of masterminding arson attacks on pro-Kremlin party offices in Crimea after Russia seized the peninsula from Ukraine in...

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