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    China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending (AFP)
    Apr13

    China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending (AFP)

    Stockholm (AFP) – 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 West...

    Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal (AFP)
    Apr13

    Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal (AFP)

    Frankfurt (AFP) – 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 of talks about their implementation in Berlin on Monday. …read more Source: The West...

    Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue
    Apr12

    Chechen commander in Ukraine drawn into Russian intrigue

    LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine (AP) ” 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… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia supplying weapons, troops to Ukraine separatists: report (AFP)
    Apr12

    Russia supplying weapons, troops to Ukraine separatists: report (AFP)

    Frankfurt (AFP) – 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: The West...

    Pro-Russians blast destruction of Soviet statues in Ukraine (AFP)
    Apr11

    Pro-Russians blast destruction of Soviet statues in Ukraine (AFP)

    Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Masked men toppled Soviet-era statues in night raids in Ukraine’s second city Saturday, as moves to erase fraught symbols of the past widen the country’s divide. …read more Source: The West...

    Soviet-era statues smashed as Ukraine likens Russia to Nazis (AFP)
    Apr11

    Soviet-era statues smashed as Ukraine likens Russia to Nazis (AFP)

    Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Masked men smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine’s second city overnight Friday after the country’s pro-Western parliament voted to purge the nation of Soviet symbols and its head of state compared today’s Russia to Nazi Germany. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia Lashes Out At Ukraine For Bans On Soviet Symbols
    Apr11

    Russia Lashes Out At Ukraine For Bans On Soviet Symbols

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has responded angrily to legislation passed in Ukraine on April 9 that bans the use of Soviet-era symbols and could require the removal or demolition of all monuments from … …read more Source: Big News...

    Former US Ambassador Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict
    Apr11

    Former US Ambassador Putin Has Not Interest in Resolving Ukraine Conflict

    Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no interest in resolving the conflict in Ukraine because it serves his interest. McFaul said … …read more Source: Big News...

    Russia lashes out at law to erase Ukraine’s Soviet past (AFP)
    Apr11

    Russia lashes out at law to erase Ukraine’s Soviet past (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Controversial laws designed to leave Ukraine’s Soviet past behind stoked tension in the war-divided country Friday and prompted an angry reaction from Russia which called the ban on communist-era symbols “totalitarian”. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Postponed
    Apr11

    Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Postponed

    European Union-brokered talks between Ukraine and Russia about long-term gas supplies have been postponed. The meeting was scheduled for April 14 in Berlin but the European Commission (EC) announced … …read more Source: Big News...

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