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    NATO warns of ceasefire violations in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO warns of ceasefire violations in Ukraine

    Russia is continuing to support armed separatists in eastern Ukraine who are endangering the fragile ceasefire with Ukrainian government forces, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after meeting with Kiev’s defense minister on Thursday. “Ceasefire violations persist. There is still a risk of a return to heavy fighting,”...

    The Man Who Supported Ostriches and Other Viral Adventures of Viktor Yanukovych
    Jun25

    The Man Who Supported Ostriches and Other Viral Adventures of Viktor Yanukovych

    Former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is catching up to Vladimir Putin in meme points. Courtesy image from Twitter. Ukraine’s ousted ex-President Viktor Yanukovych is no stranger to memes and viral videos featuring his person. But after the Euromaidan protests led him to escape Ukraine in February 2014, he has been off the radar, living in...

    NATO boosts Ukraine support, urges Kiev to reform
    Jun25

    NATO boosts Ukraine support, urges Kiev to reform

    NATO is providing Ukraine with additional support in demining and overseeing its airspace, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Thursday, while also calling on the crisis-battered country to press ahead with reforms.His comments came at a meeting… …read more Source:...

    NATO warns of risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO warns of risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s head warned on Thursday of a risk of a return to heavy fighting in Ukraine but said it would be unwise to declare a ceasefire agreement dead, despite repeated violations, because it remained the best hope for peace. …read more Source:...

    EU to counter Russian propaganda by promoting ‘European values’
    Jun25

    EU to counter Russian propaganda by promoting ‘European values’

    Document outlines measures to provide alternative sources of information amid increasingly polarised media environment sparked by war in Ukraine. RFE/RL reportsThe European Union aims to counter Russian propaganda by boosting support for independent media in “eastern neighbourhood” countries and increasing awareness of “disinformation activities...

    A Russian coup
    Jun25

    A Russian coup

    MOSCOW — St. Petersburg has seen an attempted liberal coup. At least, that’s how one might describe a debate that began late last week at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos. Alexei Kudrin, former finance minister and current chairman of the Committee for Civic Initiatives, an NGO, called for an...

    ‘Armenia is not a new Maidan. Please don’t make it one’
    Jun25

    ‘Armenia is not a new Maidan. Please don’t make it one’

    Protests against electricity price hikes in Yerevan have little in common with Ukraine’s uprising – but Russian geopolitical rhetoric has a habit of making self-fulfilling prophecies, says Paul Goble Related: Armenia protests escalate after police turn on demonstrators Many Russian analysts are hurrying to suggest that this week’s...

    Company offering tours in Crimea searched by Security Police
    Jun25

    Company offering tours in Crimea searched by Security Police

    The Latvian Security Police has searched the offices of a company that had offered services related to tourism in Crimea and Sevastopol. …read more Source:...

    At NATO meeting, DefMin Dusa reiterates Romania’s support for Ukraine
    Jun25

    At NATO meeting, DefMin Dusa reiterates Romania’s support for Ukraine

    At a NATO defence ministers meeting on Thursday in Brussels, Romania’s Defence Minister Mircea Dusa reiterated Romania’s support for Ukraine, underscoring that Romania’s position is “firm when it comes to Ukraine’s political independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within the internationally recognised...

    NATO chief warns of “risk of heavy fighting” in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO chief warns of “risk of heavy fighting” in Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned there was still a risk of heavy fighting in Ukraine.”Ceasefire violations persist. There is still a risk of a return to heavy fighting,” Stoltenberg said in Brussels on Thursday, AFP reported. …read more Source:...

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