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Fighting Intensifies in Ukraine Despite Ceasefire Deal
Feb14

Fighting Intensifies in Ukraine Despite Ceasefire Deal

More than 30 soldiers were killed on Friday in Ukraine as fighting in rebel-controlled eastern regions continued unabated despite a ceasefire deal with the government brokered by leaders of Germany, France and Russia. The fighting was most intensive around the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, where some 8,000 Ukrainian government troops have...

Ukraine’s President Poroshenko: Tensions in Donbas Could Still Escalate
Feb13

Ukraine’s President Poroshenko: Tensions in Donbas Could Still Escalate

The Ukranian nationalist Right sector movement has rejected the agreements reached at the Minsk summit on Thursday. Movement’s leader Dmytro Yarosh announced Friday that the organization will make every attempt to stop the implementation of the peace action plan on his social media profile, TASS information agency reported. The sector...

Future of Oil Prices Remains Unclear
Feb13

Future of Oil Prices Remains Unclear

Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin stated Friday that if investment in the oil industry goes back up, oil prices may remain at USD 60- 80 per barrel. Sechin explained that in case this doesn’t happen, then prices could return to USD 100-110 per barrel. He added that the company’s capital expenditure program will be further cut by 30% this year,...

Bulgaria prepares to provide assistance to ethnic Bulgarians in Ukraine
Feb13

Bulgaria prepares to provide assistance to ethnic Bulgarians in Ukraine

The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been preparing a decision to provide humanitarian assistance to ethnic Bulgarians in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has announced. The ministry is also looking for opportunities for joint Bulgarian-Ukrainian initiatives in the sphere of culture and education, as well as for projects in the...

Russian President Putin’s Rating Hits New High
Feb13

Russian President Putin’s Rating Hits New High

The approval rating for Russian President Vladimir Putin has hit a historic high point of 74% according to a recent research. The survey was conducted on February 7 and was asking Russian electorate who they would choose to represent them if the presidential elections were scheduled for the upcomg week, BGNES information agency reported. The...

Concern about Bulgarians in Ukraine: wandering between realities and populism
Feb13

Concern about Bulgarians in Ukraine: wandering between realities and populism

Being situated close to Bulgaria, the conflict in Ukraine does thrill this country’s society. It directly concerns the largest in the world Bulgarian ethnic minority abroad, coming up to several hundred thousand people. The mass feeling of compassion towards our compatriots in distress is true and spontaneous, but that is the reason why it...

Daily webcast
Feb13

Daily webcast

Welcome to Radio Bulgaria’s daily webcast Heartbeat Bulgaria! The stories in the show this Friday: · In the light of the Ukrainian conflict, there are growing concerns in Bulgaria over the circumstances of the Bulgarian ethnic minority there and what this country can do to support it; · On we go next with a feature to celebrate World Radio...

Balkan Developments
Feb13

Balkan Developments

Turkey wants to build mosque in Cuba Turkish President Recep Erdoğan disclosed an ambitious plan to build a big Ottoman-style mosque in Cuba. After talks in Havana with Cuban President Raúl Castro, Erdoğan stated it was to resemble the Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul. The authorities in Cuba already have an understanding with Saudi Arabia for the...

Bulgaria’s PM Voices ‘Moderate Optimism’ over Ukraine Ceasefire
Feb13

Bulgaria’s PM Voices ‘Moderate Optimism’ over Ukraine Ceasefire

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has expressed ‘moderate optimism’ about the Ukraine ceasefire. Speaking during Thursday’s EU summit in Brussels, he expressed appreciation for the huge efforts of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in the marathon...

Bulgaria, Austria Hope Minsk Peace Deal Will Be Honoured
Feb12

Bulgaria, Austria Hope Minsk Peace Deal Will Be Honoured

The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and Austria on Thursday welcomed the new Ukraine ceasefire agreement and said they hoped it will be honoured by all sides in the conflict. The two countries, along with the other EU member states, will work hard to create conditions for free, peaceful and independent development of Ukraine, where Bulgaria has a...

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