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    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote (AFP)
    Oct25

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Western-backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s fragile ruling coalition faces a major survival test Sunday in combative local elections that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine Rejects Bid By Moscow To Stop Mutual Air Flight Bans
    Oct24

    Ukraine Rejects Bid By Moscow To Stop Mutual Air Flight Bans

    Flights between Ukraine and Russia will be banned starting this weekend despite a last-ditch effort by senior Russian officials to prevent the ban, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister said October 24. ” …read more Source: Big News...

    Russia ‘sends special ops to Syria’
    Oct24

    Russia ‘sends special ops to Syria’

    Russia has sent a few dozen special-operations troops to Syria, redeploying them from Ukraine, officials say. …read more Source: THE...

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east (AFP)
    Oct23

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko faces a stern test of his unpopular belt-tightening measures and stuttering anti-corruption drive when Ukraine votes in local elections Sunday that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: The West...

    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader
    Oct23

    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader

    Just in time for the release of the latest Star Wars blockbuster, Ukrainians in Odessa transform a statue of Lenin into one of Darth Vader, an oddly prominent figure in local politics. …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia ‘tried to hack MH17 inquiry system’ (AFP)
    Oct23

    Russia ‘tried to hack MH17 inquiry system’ (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Russian spies likely tried to hack into the Dutch Safety Board’s computer systems to access a sensitive final report into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, experts said Friday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian Firewood Initiative Raises A Burning Question
    Oct21

    Russian Firewood Initiative Raises A Burning Question

    A simple for “Russian gas supplies” ( retrieves headlines about Russia being the only country “able to provide Ukraine with gas,” about “Europe being unable” to cope without Russian gas, and about Rus …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)
    Oct20

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian insurgents said Tuesday they had begun withdrawing tanks and smaller weapons from the frontline splitting the devastated Donetsk region in the ex-Soviet state’s eastern war zone. …read more Source: The West...

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)
    Oct20

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has said it plans to hold a referendum on joining Russia but the Kremlin appeared to pour cold water on the idea Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case
    Oct20

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ” Hungarian prosecutors say 21 police officers working at a border crossing with Ukraine have been detained, suspected of regularly taking bribes from foreigner travelers and allowing them to enter or leave… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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