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    Latvia coalition holds power as pro-Putin force tops seats
    Oct05

    Latvia coalition holds power as pro-Putin force tops seats

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and meddling in eastern Ukraine spooked voters in this Nato and eurozone member of just two million people. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Putin turns deaf ear to warnings on economy and Ukraine crisis
    Oct05

    Putin turns deaf ear to warnings on economy and Ukraine crisis

    Speeches at an investment forum in Moscow this past week by Russian President Vladimir Putin and key members of the government exposed glaring differences. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine truce strained amid airport battle
    Oct05

    Ukraine truce strained amid airport battle

    Despite a cease-fire declared a month ago between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the biggest city in eastern Ukraine remains embroiled in fighting that includes daily artillery and rocket barrage hitting residential areas. The fighting focusing on the airport of the rebel-held city of Donetsk shows the difficulties of enforcing a truce...

    Vladimir Putin Turns Deaf Ear to Warnings on Economy Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Oct05

    Vladimir Putin Turns Deaf Ear to Warnings on Economy Amid Ukraine Crisis

    Senior Russian officials are sounding dire warnings as prices rise, the ruble plunges and growth grinds to a halt, but President Vladimir Putin is ignoring their advice amid the standoff with the West… …read more Source:...

    Russia to reopen missile warning station on Crimea
    Oct05

    Russia to reopen missile warning station on Crimea

    MOSCOW: Russia will modernise and relaunch a Soviet-era radar station on the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine to provide early warning of missile strikes, a senior defence official said Saturday. The radar station in the port city of Sevastopol will become fully operational in 2016, the commander of the air and space defence forces,...

    Twelve rebels killed at Donetsk airport: military
    Oct05

    Twelve rebels killed at Donetsk airport: military

    Pro-Russian separatists step up attacks on the government-held Donetsk airport. Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefireFresh shelling in Ukraine’s Donetsk puts ceasefire under more strainUkraine, pro-Russian separatists agree to ceasefireUkraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport …read...

    Western pressure mounts on Russia to save Ukraine truce
    Oct05

    Western pressure mounts on Russia to save Ukraine truce

    KIEV: Western pressure mounted on Russia on Saturday (Oct 4) to save Ukraine’s crumbling truce as pro-Kremlin insurgents staged intensifying raids on an airport vital for sustaining their independence drive.But analysts said Russian President Vladimir Putin was ready to weather isolation and economic sanctions as the cost of cementing his...

    World › Ukraine’s truce in trouble amid airport battle
    Oct05

    World › Ukraine’s truce in trouble amid airport battle

    Despite a cease-fire declared a month ago between the Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, the biggest city in eastern Ukraine remains embroiled in fighting that includes daily artillery and rocket barrage hitting residential areas. The fighting focusing on the airport of the rebel-held city of Donetsk shows the difficulties of… …read...

    German aid convoy heads to embattled Ukraine
    Oct04

    German aid convoy heads to embattled Ukraine

    A convoy of more than 100 trucks carrying humanitarian aid has left Germany for war-torn eastern Ukraine, the German ministry of economic cooperation and development said on Saturday (Oct 4). …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine Says Its Forces Killed 12 Rebels at Donetsk Airport
    Oct04

    Ukraine Says Its Forces Killed 12 Rebels at Donetsk Airport

    Pro-Russian separatists have suffered their worst casualties since a ceasefire officially began on Sept.5, losing 12 men in attacks on buildings at Donetsk airport, Ukrainian military officials said o… …read more Source:...

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