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    EU, ex-Soviet states meet in Putin’s shadow
    May20

    EU, ex-Soviet states meet in Putin’s shadow

    European Union leaders and six ex-Soviet states hold a summit Thursday focused on the bloc’s Eastern Partnership project, which was designed to bolster mutual ties but has been undermined by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The No. 1 question at the two-day meeting in the Latvian capital Riga will be how the 28-member EU should...

    Cossacks Ancestry of Astana: Guarding Identity, Shielding Customs
    May20

    Cossacks Ancestry of Astana: Guarding Identity, Shielding Customs

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – To this day, Kazakhstan has numerous descendants of Cossacks who became part and parcel of the multi-ethnic fabric of the country’s society. They mostly hail from those who began to come to these lands some three centuries ago as the Russian Empire...

    Atyrau Airport to Be Re-Named for Kazakhstan’s only WWII Female Fighter Pilot
    May20

    Atyrau Airport to Be Re-Named for Kazakhstan’s only WWII Female Fighter Pilot

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. The Atyrau International Airport will be re-named for Hiuaz Dospanova, the only Kazakh female pilot and navigating officer who participated in the Great Patriotic War. “We have received a letter from the initiative group and members of the Parliament proposing to...

    Delegation from South Kazakhstan region visits Ukraine
    May20

    Delegation from South Kazakhstan region visits Ukraine

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    Moscow demands access to two Russian ‘citizen’ prisoners in Ukraine
    May20

    Moscow demands access to two Russian ‘citizen’ prisoners in Ukraine

    Russia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday demanded the right to visit two citizens detained last week in eastern Ukraine who Kiev says are Russian soldiers guilty of carrying out “terrorist acts” on its territory. Kiev said on Monday the two men had killed Ukrainian troops and would be prosecuted. It has used them to support its […] The post...

    NATO chief, Russian FM discuss Ukraine situation
    May20

    NATO chief, Russian FM discuss Ukraine situation

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the situation in Ukraine with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday. …read more Source: Global...

    Almaty 2022 Olympic Hosting Bid Includes Thousands Ready to Volunteer
    May20

    Almaty 2022 Olympic Hosting Bid Includes Thousands Ready to Volunteer

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. “Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games are something that belongs to everybody,” Scott Hamilton, American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist, is quoted to have said. Eric Schwartz, a senior lecturer of sports management...

    Kiev shows off captured ‘Russian soldiers’ to media
    May20

    Kiev shows off captured ‘Russian soldiers’ to media

    Russia insists that Captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Sergeant Aleksander Aleksandrov had been decommissioned from the armed forces before entering UkraineFrance offers Russia 785 mn euros to ditch warship deal: reportRussia voices worry over Macedonian violenceUkraine navy left high and dry after Crimea lossesVladimir Putin calls Ukraine fascist and...

    Kiev, Moscow spat over 2 Russians detained in E. Ukraine
    May20

    Kiev, Moscow spat over 2 Russians detained in E. Ukraine

    Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it has sent a note of protest to Moscow over the alleged involvement of Russian soldiers in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Battle erupts in eastern Ukraine, four Ukrainian soldiers killed: regional chief
    May20

    Battle erupts in eastern Ukraine, four Ukrainian soldiers killed: regional chief

    KIEV (Reuters) -Fighting erupted between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed, the regional administration chief said.Gennady Moskal, governor of Luhansk region on the border with Russia, said on his website that separatists opened fire on...

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