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Rocket Fire Kills At Least 15 in Ukraine’s Mariupol, Police Says
Jan24

Rocket Fire Kills At Least 15 in Ukraine’s Mariupol, Police Says

At least 15 people have been killed and 76 injured in a series of rocket attacks allegedly launched by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol on Saturday. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said in a statement houses in the government-held city had been hit by rockets fired by the rebels. The Defence Ministry of the...

OSCE Urges Restraint on All Paries in Ukraine Conflict to Protect Civilians
Jan24

OSCE Urges Restraint on All Paries in Ukraine Conflict to Protect Civilians

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has again called for restraint of all parties involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine following new killing of civilians in the Donetsk region. “Our observations in Donetsk, Debaltseve and Volnovakha confirmed the injuries and loss of civilian lives during the past week,” the...

Donetsk Separatists Reject Ceasefire Talks, Continue Offensive
Jan23

Donetsk Separatists Reject Ceasefire Talks, Continue Offensive

The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko announced that his troops are on the offensive and the separatists are unwilling to hold truce talks with Ukraine. Zakharchenko said that his forces, which are in control of the city of Donetsk, will push the front line back to the borders of the Donetsk...

Jens Stoltenberg: “Bulgaria is key ally on NATO’s eastern flank”
Jan23

Jens Stoltenberg: “Bulgaria is key ally on NATO’s eastern flank”

During his first visit to Bulgaria Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg assed highly this country as an ally of the alliance. Regional and energy security, the execution of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan, adopted at the September 2014 Summit in Wales, NATO’s support for Ukraine and its role in the Western Balkans, Afghanistan etc....

Bulgaria’s President Calls for Defence Spending Update to Meet Pledges to NATO
Jan22

Bulgaria’s President Calls for Defence Spending Update to Meet Pledges to NATO

Bulgaria needs to update its defence spending in 2015 to meet its pledge to improve defence capabilities made at NATO’s Wales summit in September, President Rosen Plevneliev said on Thursday. Speaking at a joint news conference in Sofia with visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Plevneliev said that Bulgaria has pledged to...

NATO, Bulgaria See Islamic State Threat, Black Sea Tensions as Key Challenges
Jan22

NATO, Bulgaria See Islamic State Threat, Black Sea Tensions as Key Challenges

Bulgaria is strongly concerned by the instability in the Middle East and tensions in the Black Sea region and is doing its best to cope with the influx of refugees which could increase, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Thursday following talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Sofia. The two sides agreed that Bulgaria, being...

Rent-a-terrorist?
Jan22

Rent-a-terrorist?

The terrorist act in Paris, the arrest of 5 Russian citizens of Chechen origin and the crisis in Crimea found a Europe with a very weak immune system. We are witnessing the overlaying and mutual strengthening of several types of threats – on the one hand the well-known radical Islam and on the other – the unknown face of Russian nationalism. That...

Ukraine, US Accuse Russia, Separatists of Escalating Situation
Jan22

Ukraine, US Accuse Russia, Separatists of Escalating Situation

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that Russia had more than 9000 troops and 500 tanks, heavy artillery and armoured personnel carriers in eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko hurled this accusation during his visit at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which he had to leave earlier due to the renewed escalation of violence in...

NATO Secretary General visits Sofia
Jan22

NATO Secretary General visits Sofia

NATO Secretary General Yens Stoltenberg arrives for a visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of Bulgarian Head of State Rossen Plevneliev. Besides with the President, Stoltenberg is also to have talks with Premier Boyko Borissov, with Defense Minister Nikolai Nenchev and Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov. Talks will focus on Bulgaria’s...

Thirteen ‘Killed’ in Donetsk Bus Stop Shelling
Jan22

Thirteen ‘Killed’ in Donetsk Bus Stop Shelling

At least thirteen people have died after shelling at a bus stop in Ukraine’s Donetsk, local officials say.Russian media outlets report of an “explosion” which also left tens of people injured, according to authorities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. There are conflicting reports as to whether the incident...

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