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    Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia’s army: OSCE
    May21

    Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia’s army: OSCE

    A man, whom the SBU Ukrainian security service alleged to be one of two captured Russian soldiers, covers his face as he lies on a bed at the Kiev Millitary hospital on May 19, 2015 (AFP Photo/Genya Savilov) KIEV: Two Russians captured by Ukrainian forces during a firefight in the ex-Soviet state’s separatist east have admitted to serving...

    Swedish fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near border
    May21

    Swedish fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near border

    Swedish fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea close to the Swedish border on Thursday, Sweden’s military said. Relations between the West and Russia have soured as a result of Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, while increased Russian...

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading
    May21

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kiev on Thursday, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a “worrisome” spread of violence in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Merkel Ukraine Crisis Makes EU Eastern Partnership More Important
    May21

    Merkel Ukraine Crisis Makes EU Eastern Partnership More Important

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with six eastern countries “more important than ever.” Merkel was speaking to the German … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading
    May21

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kiev on Thursday, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a “worrisome” spread of violence in eastern Ukraine. Fighting has lessened significantly since a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels was...

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia

    The Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday voted to unilaterally scrap five agreements with Russia on military cooperation, the Parliament’s press service said. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important: Merkel
    May21

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important: Merkel

    BERLIN – The crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with the bloc’s eastern neighbors more important than ever, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, insisting that the initiative is not directed against Russia. Speaking in… …read more Source:...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh fighting in east – Kiev military
    May21

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh fighting in east – Kiev military

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight have been wounded in fresh separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine in violation of a ceasefire, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksander Motuzyanyk said on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel
    May21

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important – Merkel

    The crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with the bloc’s eastern neighbours more important than ever, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, insisting that the initiative is not directed against Russia. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU careful not to tread on Moscow’s toes at Eastern summit
    May21

    EU careful not to tread on Moscow’s toes at Eastern summit

    European Union leaders on Thursday will seek new ways to bolster ties with six post-communist nations in Eastern Europe, a year and a half after a previous summit of the Eastern Partnership ended with a fateful standoff over Ukraine.Just ahead of the two-day summit in Riga, the EU promised grants of 200 million euros ($223 million) over the next...

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