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    Eastern Partnership starts as formal initiative, yet with serious consequences
    Jun23

    Eastern Partnership starts as formal initiative, yet with serious consequences

    The Eastern Partnership is an initiative of the European Union governing its relations with its neighboring states. The initial idea that envisaged development of the neighborly relations turned quite divergent. On one hand, it envisaged a common policy framework towards Libya and the Palestine and on the other hand it aimed at establishing...

    Ex-Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych denies embezzling ostriches and says ‘they were just living at my palace’
    Jun23

    Ex-Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych denies embezzling ostriches and says ‘they were just living at my palace’

    ‘What’s wrong with supporting them?’ said Viktor Yanukovych. ‘That I supported the ostriches? What’s wrong with that?’ …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Plot to Get Texas to Secede
    Jun23

    Putin’s Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Nathan Smith, who styles himself the “foreign minister” for the Texas Nationalist Movement, appeared last Spring at a far-right confab in St. Petersburg, Russia. Despite roaming around in his cowboy hat, Smith managed to keep a low-key presence at the conference, which was dominated by fascists and neo-Nazis railing against Western decadence. But...

    International Powers Discuss Minsk Ceasefire Progress in Paris
    Jun23

    International Powers Discuss Minsk Ceasefire Progress in Paris

    The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will be meeting Tuesday in the French capital Paris to hold talks on the Ukraine crisis, Reuters reported. The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stated on June 17 that the government representatives will be discussing the effective execution of the ceasefire deal that was Sergey...

    [Feature] Russian propaganda wins EU hearts and minds
    Jun23

    [Feature] Russian propaganda wins EU hearts and minds

    One in three Germans think the EU should relax Russia sanctions and half of French people blame Ukraine for the war, posing questions on Nato’s Article V. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Yanukovych admits ‘responsibility’ for Maidan killings
    Jun23

    [Ticker] Yanukovych admits ‘responsibility’ for Maidan killings

    “I don’t deny my responsibility”, former Ukrainian president Yanukovych said in a BBC interview about the shooting of protesters in Kiev early 2014, which was followed by his overthrow and the Russia conflict. Yanukovych said he didn’t order violence, but “the security forces fulfilled their duties”....

    ‘This system produces rebels’: Russian theatre troupe honours jailed protestors
    Jun23

    ‘This system produces rebels’: Russian theatre troupe honours jailed protestors

    Moscow’s ‘smallest but noisiest playhouse’ perseveres with latest documentary project in the face of legal threats and eviction by the authorities Peering at the audience from behind metal mesh as if through prison bars, actors at an independent Moscow theatre have been retelling the story of a dozen people still in jail three years...

    Hitler’s invasion of Russia: From the archive, 23 June 1941
    Jun23

    Hitler’s invasion of Russia: From the archive, 23 June 1941

    The German military offensive breaks the non-aggression pact signed by both countries in 1939 The German invasion of Russia is much less of a surprise than was the Russo-German pact of August 23, 1939. It was not only that “Mein Kampf” was always the revelation of the sincere mind of Hitler. As late as April 11, 1939, in an almost raving speech...

    Ukraine’s intel chief: We weren’t ready
    Jun23

    Ukraine’s intel chief: We weren’t ready

    When undercover Russian troops first invaded Crimea last year, the Ukrainian government and military were wholly unprepared for the new brand of hybrid warfare they launched, Vitaly Naida, director of information security counterintelligence for Ukraine’s Security Service, told POLITICO. The Russian forces integrated traditional but covert...

    Vladimir Putin saved my life, says ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych
    Jun23

    Vladimir Putin saved my life, says ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych

    The ousted leader refuses to comment on whether Crimea belongs to Ukraine or Russia and accepts some responsibility for the killings in Maidan …read more Source: The...

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