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    China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: study
    Apr13

    China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: study

    [STOCKHOLM] Military spending increased sharply in 2014 in China and Russia and the Ukraine conflict prompted eastern European countries to boost their defence programmes, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday. …read more Source: The Business...

    Germany Calls on Russia, Ukraine to Move to Next Phase of Peace Deal
    Apr13

    Germany Calls on Russia, Ukraine to Move to Next Phase of Peace Deal

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russia and Ukraine to set in motion the next phase of the shaky Minsk peace accords aimed at stopping the fighting in east Ukraine, ahead … …read more Source:...

    Russia supplying weapons, troops to Ukraine separatists: report
    Apr12

    Russia supplying weapons, troops to Ukraine separatists: report

    NATO believes that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. “We have noticed again support for the separatists, with weapons, troops and training. Russia is still sending troops and arms from one side of the open border with Ukraine to the other,” a NATO...

    Hospital in rebel-held east Ukraine shelled despite ceasefire
    Apr12

    Hospital in rebel-held east Ukraine shelled despite ceasefire

    KIEV: A hospital in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk was hit by artillery fire on Sunday, Orthodox Easter, despite a ceasefire, but caused no casualties, local authorities said. “Four mortar shells hit hospital No 21 on Sunday morning. Three exploded in the hospital grounds and one fell on the roof but did not explode,” said Ivan...

    German foreign minister rejects calls to invite Putin to G7 talks
    Apr12

    German foreign minister rejects calls to invite Putin to G7 talks

    BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier dismissed on Sunday calls from the radical Left party to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to this year’s summit of the Group of Seven industrial powers.The leaders of G7 nations held a summit without Putin last year in protest against Russia’s annexation of...

    Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue
    Apr12

    Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue

    From a dimly lit room at his base in eastern Ukraine, the commander of a battalion of Chechens fighting Russia-backed rebels looked shaken as TV broadcast news of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s slaying. Adam Osmayev hailed Nemtsov as a “true hero” both for condemning Russia’s war against separatists in Chechnya and for...

    Russia shuts exhibit of Western WWII photography
    Apr12

    Russia shuts exhibit of Western WWII photography

    MOSCOW: A Russian museum that was due to host an exhibition of World War II images by photographic greats such as Robert Capa has unexpectedly closed just before the show was due to open, reportedly on Moscow’s orders. Pictures chosen by the curators included classics like Capa’s images of the D-Day landings and Alfred...

    Soviet-era statues smashed as Ukraine likens Russia to Nazis
    Apr12

    Soviet-era statues smashed as Ukraine likens Russia to Nazis

    KHARKIV, Ukraine: Masked men smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine s second city overnight on Friday after the country s pro-Western parliament v …read more Source: The News...

    Russia Supplying Weapons, Troops to Ukraine Separatists: Report
    Apr12

    Russia Supplying Weapons, Troops to Ukraine Separatists: Report

    NATO believes that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. …read more Source:...

    Russia supplying arms, troops to Ukrainian rebels, says German paper
    Apr12

    Russia supplying arms, troops to Ukrainian rebels, says German paper

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) believes that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, a German newspaper reported today. “We have noticed again support for the separatists, with weapons, troops and training. Russia is still sending troops and arms from one side of the open...

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