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    U.S. Congressman: Belarus holds a crucially important position between the West and the East
    May29

    U.S. Congressman: Belarus holds a crucially important position between the West and the East

    It took the President of Belarus a lot of effort to bring the parties to the conflict in Ukraine to the negotiating table, Steve Pearce noted. …read more Source:...

    Riigikogu Speaker in Verkhovna Rada: supporting Ukraine is in the interests of the security of Europe
    May29

    Riigikogu Speaker in Verkhovna Rada: supporting Ukraine is in the interests of the security of Europe

    At the meeting with the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Speaker of the Riigikogu, parliament of Estonia, Eiki Nestor stressed Estonia’s continuous commitment to supporting Ukraine and to cooperation in moving towards the European Union, reports BC the Riigikogu press service. …read...

    Is this the end for Belarus and Russia’s ‘brotherly love’?
    May29

    Is this the end for Belarus and Russia’s ‘brotherly love’?

    Left shaken by the Ukraine crisis, the Belarusian president has started looking for new allies in Europe. Mikalai Anishchanka reportsThe speed with which the Kremlin has become hostile towards its neighbour Ukraine has left many in Belarus fearful of Russian aggression, or even an incursion across their own border.Throughout his 21-year rule...

    Blast Rocks Ukraine President’s Confectionery Chain Store
    May29

    Blast Rocks Ukraine President’s Confectionery Chain Store

    A blast occurred late on Thursday in a Kiev store of Roshen, a confectionery chain owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, police say.No-one was injured after a bomb went off in the store at about 23:00 local time.An improvised explosive device was used in the attack, Oleksandr Tereshchuk, who heads the Kiev police department, is quoted by...

    Putin builds new bases to fight covert Ukraine war
    May28

    Putin builds new bases to fight covert Ukraine war

    Newly built military training camps close to the Ukrainian border have become launchpads for Russia to wage covert war against… …read more Source: The...

    In defense of Tony Blair
    May28

    In defense of Tony Blair

    LONDON — You don’t have to be a devoted fan of Tony Blair to see that the mockery he has received concerning his resignation as Middle East peace envoy is unfair. Much of the criticism he received during his eight years as Special Envoy for the International Quartet (comprising the US, the UN, the EU, and Russia) was disingenuous and...

    Putin rules deaths of Russian troops in ‘special operations’ a state secret
    May28

    Putin rules deaths of Russian troops in ‘special operations’ a state secret

    Critics accuse Russian leader of imposing an effective blackout on news of death of soldiers as Moscow continues to deny involvement in Ukraine …read more Source: The...

    Russia censors discussion of Ukraine role
    May28

    Russia censors discussion of Ukraine role

    Additions to state secrets law could encompass soldiers’ families and campaigners …read more Source: Financial...

    Vladimir Putin declares all Russian military deaths state secrets
    May28

    Vladimir Putin declares all Russian military deaths state secrets

    President extends secrecy to deaths in peacetime as well as in official wars, raising concerns for those who report deaths of soldiers in UkraineVladimir Putin has declared that all military deaths will be classified as state secrets not just in times of war but also in peace – a move that activists worry might further discourage the reporting of...

    Fifa scandal puts spotlight on Russia’s World Cup bid
    May28

    Fifa scandal puts spotlight on Russia’s World Cup bid

    Campaigners for tougher sanctions on Russia are saying it should lose the 2018 football World Cup if US or Swiss sleuths uncover corruption. …read more Source:...

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