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    Nato criticises Russia amid upsurge in Ukraine conflict
    Jun04

    Nato criticises Russia amid upsurge in Ukraine conflict

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko tells military to be ready for ‘full-scale invasion’ …read more Source: The Irish...

    Obama to press EU on Russia sanctions, meet Abadi at G7
    Jun04

    Obama to press EU on Russia sanctions, meet Abadi at G7

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will urge European Union leaders to maintain sanctions against Russia over its aggression in Ukraine at the upcoming G7 meeting, where he will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, U.S. officials said. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s parliament allows for UN peacekeepers in conflict zone
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s parliament allows for UN peacekeepers in conflict zone

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday passed a law to allow foreign military forces into the country as it seeks to quell a pro-Russian separatist uprising in its two eastern-most regions.The legislation, which also outlaws any military forces acting against… …read more Source:...

    Pentagon chief gathers diplomats, brass for Russia strategy talk
    Jun04

    Pentagon chief gathers diplomats, brass for Russia strategy talk

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is gathering two dozen U.S. military leaders and diplomats based in Europe to assess the effectiveness of NATO strategy toward Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis, defense officials said on Thursday.The session, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, on...

    Makei: Differentiation within Eastern Partnership can ruin the initiative
    Jun04

    Makei: Differentiation within Eastern Partnership can ruin the initiative

    “These suggestions are absolutely not smart. If they want to ruin this initiative, they can divide it into two parts, three parts. Then this initiative will cease to exist,” Vladimir Makei noted as he commented on the statement by Ukraine’s Representative to the EU Konstantin Yeliseyev who suggested in late May separating Ukraine, Georgia,...

    Baby twins survive after drunk driver smashes into their buggy
    Jun04

    Baby twins survive after drunk driver smashes into their buggy

    Read the full story …read more Source:...

    Amateur footage of rebels firing on Ukrainian military – video
    Jun04

    Amateur footage of rebels firing on Ukrainian military – video

    Footage emerges of gun battles in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian and government forces as Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko warns of a ‘full-scale invasion’. The footage, shot by the pro-rebel Spasidonbass (Save Donbass) foundation on Tuesday, purports to show rebel soldiers exchanging fire with the Ukrainian military in...

    Minsk vows to promptly organize any meeting on Ukraine if necessary
    Jun04

    Minsk vows to promptly organize any meeting on Ukraine if necessary

    BelTA has learned that Belarus is ready to do everything necessary for the sides to resolve their debates through negotiations instead of armed warfare. “If it requires the organization of new meetings of the trilateral contact group, working groups, or any other kinds of meetings, Minsk will carry out the necessary preparations within the...

    Misha’s moment
    Jun04

    Misha’s moment

    Saakashvili riding into town THE new governor of Odessa in southern Ukraine has many useful attributes. He once implemented a boldly successful anti-corruption campaign, sacking all the traffic police. That is valuable experience in a region that, even in a country as crooked as Ukraine, is renowned for graft. He speaks numerous languages, a plus...

    [Ticker] EU says pro-Russian forces on the move in Ukraine
    Jun04

    [Ticker] EU says pro-Russian forces on the move in Ukraine

    The EU foreign service said Thursday fighting in Marinka, east Ukraine, Wednesday, was “the most serious violation of the ceasefire” since February. It cited an OSCE report saying the battle “followed the movement of a large amount of heavy weapons towards the contact line by the Russia-backed separatists”. …read...

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