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    EU Seeks Mandate For Negotiations On Nord Stream 2
    May27

    EU Seeks Mandate For Negotiations On Nord Stream 2

    A top European Commission official said on Friday European Union members would be asked within days to give the bloc’s executive a mandate to negotiate with Russia over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has bitterly divided the bloc, Reuters has reported. The planned 9.5 billion euro pipeline project has led to a split between Eastern...

    RAF Scramble To Intercept Russian Aircraft
    May27

    RAF Scramble To Intercept Russian Aircraft

    Two British fighter jets were dispatched from a Royal Air Force base in Scotland on Saturday (May 27th) after an incursion by Russian jets, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. “Two Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth this morning as part of the RAF’s Quick Reaction Alert in response to two Russian aircraft entering the...

    Merkel & Poroshenko Affirm Commitment To Minsk Accord
    May20

    Merkel & Poroshenko Affirm Commitment To Minsk Accord

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed today (May 20) to try to improve the security situation in eastern Ukraine and return to implementing the Minsk ceasefire deal after an upsurge in violence there, Reuters has reported. A ceasefire agreement signed in February 2015 in Minsk that aimed to end the...

    Merkel & Poroshenko Affirm Commitment To Minsk Accord
    May20

    Merkel & Poroshenko Affirm Commitment To Minsk Accord

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed today (May 20) to try to improve the security situation in eastern Ukraine and return to implementing the Minsk ceasefire deal after an upsurge in violence there, Reuters has reported. A ceasefire agreement signed in February 2015 in Minsk that aimed to end the...

    “Donbas: beyond the headlines” by Natalia Liubchenkova
    May19

    “Donbas: beyond the headlines” by Natalia Liubchenkova

    On 18 May 2017, a photo exhibition capturing the dramatic and inspiring transformation of courageous Ukrainians affected by the war in their country opened in Brussels, Belgium. This is the first Belgian showing of the work of Ukrainian photographer and journalist Natalia Liubchenkova. Natalia travelled to Eastern Ukraine to uncover the stories...

    Russian Propaganda In Ukraine
    May17

    Russian Propaganda In Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided on 16 May to block access in Ukraine to several Russian websites. This is a measure aimed against Kremlin-controlled tools of influence on Ukrainian society, writes James Wilson. It could also be a double edged sword as blocking internet access is a tool often employed by Russia itself, and is easily...

    Russia suspected in Macron Campaign hacking
    May06

    Russia suspected in Macron Campaign hacking

    The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron says it has been the target of a “massive hacking attack” after a trove of documents was released online. Macron’s office said that genuine files were mixed up with fake ones in order to confuse people, and that it was clear that hackers wanted to undermine Mr Macron ahead of...

    Snow White and the superfluous dwarf: a story from Putin’s Fairy Tale War
    May06

    Snow White and the superfluous dwarf: a story from Putin’s Fairy Tale War

    It has been said that God is the greatest novelist but with a weakness for irrelevant sub plots and useless minor characters. Maxim Butchenko’s novel The War Artist draws on the work of the almighty by combining “real” people with fictional creations, writes Steve Komarnyckyj. The grisly cast of characters we encounter in the book includes...

    Is Russia Sponsoring Terrorism In Europe?
    May02

    Is Russia Sponsoring Terrorism In Europe?

    Europe is engulfed by a fear of terrorism. Following attacks across the continent that have seen many innocent people killed and maimed, armed soldiers patrolling high profile areas such as government buildings and tourist attractions in our capital cities are now something to which we have become accustomed – writes Gary Cartwright. Fear...

    Ukraine’s Road To Recovery: One Soldier’s Inspirational Story
    May01

    Ukraine’s Road To Recovery: One Soldier’s Inspirational Story

    According to UN figures, the conflict in Ukraine has seen at least 10,000 killed in action, with many more wounded. In 2015, Vadym Sviridenko lost both his arms and legs after his convoy was ambushed. Vadym has since undergone extensive rehabilitation treatment both in the United States and in Ukraine, where he now runs marathons. Vadym tells his...

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