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    Big day dawns at Riga Summit
    May22

    Big day dawns at Riga Summit

    European leaders met in the Latvian capital Riga Friday on the second day of a summit meeting designed to determine the shape of future relations between the 28 EU member states and six member of the bloc’s Eastern Partnership policy: Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus. …read more Source:...

    About 500 people from 21 countries to partake in Gomel Economic Forum
    May22

    About 500 people from 21 countries to partake in Gomel Economic Forum

    Partaking in the forum will be official delegations, representatives of embassies, banking and financial institutions, businessmen. Such industrial countries as China, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey are also interested in the event. Representatives of the Belarusian, Russian, Kazakhstani, Ukrainian, Lithuanian,...

    ‘Russian soldiers’ confess to OSCE
    May22

    ‘Russian soldiers’ confess to OSCE

    Two men captured by Ukrainian troops confess to being members of the Russian armed forces, according to European mediators. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine fears spread of separatist conflict amid hostility towards Kiev
    May22

    Ukraine fears spread of separatist conflict amid hostility towards Kiev

    Attacks in Odessa and Kharkiv suggest instability is extending across the country, fuelled by rising inflation and rocketing utility prices On a bright Sunday morning in February, Ihor Rassokha was at a pro-Ukraine rally in Kharkhiv with a friend, the local scientist Igor Tolmachov.Suddenly there was an explosion, Rossokha recalled, sounding like...

    Hollande’s calculated turn on Russia
    May22

    Hollande’s calculated turn on Russia

    PARIS — An unlikely new player has waltzed onto France’s political stage: Vladimir Putin. Two years away from a presidential election, French political leaders have split into two camps with regard to the Russian president. On one side, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have defended the annexation of Crimea...

    EU defies Russian ‘bully’ but disappoints ex-Soviets
    May22

    EU defies Russian ‘bully’ but disappoints ex-Soviets

    RIGA (Reuters) – European Union leaders met six ex-Soviet neighbors on Thursday in Riga, rejecting Russian “bullying” in the 18 months since their last summit in a once Kremlin-ruled EU capital sparked conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian commander says captured drones are Russian – video
    May22

    Ukrainian commander says captured drones are Russian – video

    The commander of the Ukrainian Aerorozvidka unit, Natan Chazin, explains the the importance of a drone his unit shot down this month. Chazin explains that the recovery of the the Israeli-made drone, called the Searcher 2, lasted two days as Ukrainian troops battled to reach the wreckage, saying this is indicative of the aircraft’s...

    The Putin paradox: distrusted, feared, and yet revered | Natalie Nougayréde
    May21

    The Putin paradox: distrusted, feared, and yet revered | Natalie Nougayréde

    Putin’s high approval ratings remain a mystery to the west. But Russians haven’t been brainwashedThe recent failure of opinion polls ahead of the British elections has sparked much soul-searching in Westminster circles. Pollsters, we are told, have eroded the public’s faith in politics and should consider resigning en masse.I...

    Ukraine crisis: More casualties and fighting with heavy weapons as violence spreads across eastern region
    May21

    Ukraine crisis: More casualties and fighting with heavy weapons as violence spreads across eastern region

    Violence has spread in eastern Ukraine, a watchdog warned, as the government in Kiev reported fresh casualties. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine leader tells EU not to fear Russia
    May21

    Ukraine leader tells EU not to fear Russia

    Riga summit set to be marked by caution over further integration with bloc’s eastern neighbours …read more Source: Financial...

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