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    EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions: Germany (AFP)
    May26

    EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions: Germany (AFP)

    Riga (AFP) – Germany said Thursday the EU was facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot. …read more Source: The West...

    Savchenko’s return heralds new turmoil in Ukraine
    May26

    Savchenko’s return heralds new turmoil in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) ” After being freed from a Russian jail, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands to emerge as a wild new force in Ukraine’s already volatile politics.Savchenko’s adamant defiance of Russian authorities and the Russian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev for backing Crimea annexation (AFP)
    May26

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev for backing Crimea annexation (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s security service said Thursday it had banned the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for backing Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The West...

    Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks
    May26

    Gorbachev barred from visiting Ukraine for Crimea remarks

    MOSCOW (AP) ” The Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU says it has barred the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, from visiting Ukraine for the next five years.The SBU said in a statement Thursday that this was a reaction… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    G7 needs ‘clear and tough stance’ on territorial disputes: Tusk (AFP)
    May26

    G7 needs ‘clear and tough stance’ on territorial disputes: Tusk (AFP)

    Ise-Shima (Japan) (AFP) – The Group of Seven needs to take a “clear and tough stance” on China’s controversial maritime claims and the Russian annexation of Crimea, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot vows to fight on
    May26

    Freed Ukrainian pilot vows to fight on

    Russia has freed jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in a prisoner swap with two Russians held by Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio New...

    Russia frees Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in dramatic prisoner swap
    May26

    Russia frees Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in dramatic prisoner swap

    Russia and Ukraine completed a high-level prisoner swap on Wednesday, trading a Ukrainian helicopter pilot dubbed the country’s “Joan of Arc” for two Russian servicemen accused of being members of Russian military intelligence. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Ukrainian who posed as student faces federal fraud charges
    May25

    Ukrainian who posed as student faces federal fraud charges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ” A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges.Prosecutors… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Freed pilot arrives in Ukraine to heros welcome
    May25

    Freed pilot arrives in Ukraine to heros welcome

    Kiev – Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko returned home to a hero’s welcome Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian prison, drawing a line under a damaging diplomatic spat between Moscow and Kiev. …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero
    May25

    Ukrainian pilot returns home as unrivalled national hero

    MOSCOW (AP) ” When war broke out in eastern Ukraine, pilot Nadezhda Savchenko left her hometown to join the fight against Russia-backed separatists. Nearly two years after she was captured, then tried and convicted in Russia, she… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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