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    One year on, MH17 evidence against separatists appears overwhelming
    Jul16

    One year on, MH17 evidence against separatists appears overwhelming

    A growing body of evidence suggests Russian-backed separatists shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 after mistaking it for a Ukrainian military plane …read more Source: The...

    Lobbyists fuel Europe’s sanctions busting boom
    Jul16

    Lobbyists fuel Europe’s sanctions busting boom

    It’s not every day a Brussels law firm gets a phone call from a former prime minister of Ukraine. So when Mykola Azarov’s office rang them up one day in May 2014, the partners of Alber & Geiger took notice. Azarov, who held office from 2010 to 2014, had a major legal headache: He had found himself on a European Union blacklist...

    Terrorists and oligarchs fight back
    Jul16

    Terrorists and oligarchs fight back

    The EU’s main weapon for punishing pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs has come under fire from a group of businessmen who have filed several new court challenges to a blacklist that has frozen their assets and interests in Europe. The multiple legal appeals argue that EU leaders imposed the sanctions based on a back-of-the-envelope list...

    MH 17: Russian separatist leader sued for $900 million by crash victims
    Jul16

    MH 17: Russian separatist leader sued for $900 million by crash victims

    Exclusive: Igor Girkin formally accused of orchestrating the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight in east Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    After Ukraine, are the Baltics in Putin’s sights?
    Jul16

    After Ukraine, are the Baltics in Putin’s sights?

    Lithuanians walk with a national flag during a parade to mark the 25th anniversary of the independence from the Soviet Union. © Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images) For years now the Instagram entries of an expat friend in Tallinn on social media have been what you’d expect—local scenery, a cat picture or two, a glimpse...

    MH17 crash caused by pro-Russian rebels but Malaysia Airlines to blame too, ‘says report’
    Jul16

    MH17 crash caused by pro-Russian rebels but Malaysia Airlines to blame too, ‘says report’

    THE tragic Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over eastern Ukraine has been blamed on pro-Russian rebels by investigators. …read more Source:...

    MH17: a year on and still no answers
    Jul15

    MH17: a year on and still no answers

    It is almost a year since the tiny village of Rossypne in Eastern Ukraine found itself the focus of global attention. 298 people of differing… …read more Source:...

    Appeal for better budget for migrants from Ukraine in Belarus
    Jul15

    Appeal for better budget for migrants from Ukraine in Belarus

    The diplomat said: “The UNHCR Office in Belarus would like to request an increase in the budget used to pay for rented apartments, medical services and other services rendered to forced migrants from Ukraine and particularly single women with kids, elderly people, people, who don’t work and don’t receive pensions. We pay close...

    Kotzias-Bushati: Albania, Greece share common European agenda, committed to cooperate in overcoming pending issues
    Jul15

    Kotzias-Bushati: Albania, Greece share common European agenda, committed to cooperate in overcoming pending issues

    TIRANA, July 15 /ATA/ – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzia affirmed in Tirana on Wednesday that Albania is part of Europe and the Balkans, as well as a strategic partner and ally. “Our two countries and people live in this area and we need to become more creative. We want to contribute creatively to Albania’s preparations for joining the...

    Report blames MH17 downing on pro-Russian separatists: CNN
    Jul15

    Report blames MH17 downing on pro-Russian separatists: CNN

    The Dutch Safety Board’s report on the disaster with flight MH17 blames pro-Russian separatists for the downing of the plane, CNN reports based on sources who have seen the report. On Friday it will be exactly one year since the Malaysia Airlines flight crashed down on eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. The post Report blames...

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