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    [Ticker] Ukraine appoints Georgian ex-president as governor
    Jun01

    [Ticker] Ukraine appoints Georgian ex-president as governor

    Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia between 2004 and 2013, has been appointed governor of the southern Ukrainian province Odessa on Saturday. Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko said the pro-Western Saakashvili is “a great friend of Ukraine”. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev called the surprise move part of a “circus”....

    India hails Belarus President’s efforts in resolving Ukraine’s conflict
    Jun01

    India hails Belarus President’s efforts in resolving Ukraine’s conflict

    Belarus has played a special part in the regulation of the recent events in Ukraine. The Minsk agreements and the peace plan adopted in February 2015 suggested a way towards a peaceful settlement of the conflict, the President of India said. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria Energy, Finance Mins ‘to Attend Key Russia Forum’
    Jun01

    Bulgaria Energy, Finance Mins ‘to Attend Key Russia Forum’

    Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova will take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2015, news sources say.SPIEF, an international forum hosted by Russia annually since 1997, brings together developed and emerging economies’ state and business leaders to discuss key challenges...

    Ukraine conflict ‘hurts its economy’
    Jun01

    Ukraine conflict ‘hurts its economy’

    The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine’s economy is likely to shrink by a worse-than-expected 9% in 2015, as the continuing conflict takes its toll. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine prisoners stranded in legal limbo on the frontline of a war
    Jun01

    Ukraine prisoners stranded in legal limbo on the frontline of a war

    17,000 inmates were serving sentences in the east before the conflict began. Many remain in jail, with no one to review their cases or authorise their release. Anton Naumlyuk travelled from Artyomovsk to Mariupol to speak to them“When [former president Viktor] Yanukovich was in power, they rammed the prisons to bursting point,” said an inmate at...

    Putin’s blacklist: If Russia wants to punish the West for imposing sanctions by banning people, it can do so – but this will not sway us
    Jun01

    Putin’s blacklist: If Russia wants to punish the West for imposing sanctions by banning people, it can do so – but this will not sway us

    The release of a list of 89 European figures that the Kremlin will no longer allow into Russia has drawn an angry response from EU leaders, while confirming Russia’s utter lack of interest in winding down the confrontation with the West over Ukraine. No surprise there. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin blacklist of EU politicians is ‘tit-for-tat reaction’ to Western sanctions, says Lib Dem source after Nick Clegg banned
    May31

    Kremlin blacklist of EU politicians is ‘tit-for-tat reaction’ to Western sanctions, says Lib Dem source after Nick Clegg banned

    Britain has joined the rest of Europe in expressing outrage at the Kremlin’s decision to ban 89 EU politicians, military leaders and critics from entering Russia in what was seen as a tit-for tat-response to Western sanctions against Moscow over its intervention in the Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine taunts Kremlin with  job for hated Georgian rival
    May31

    Ukraine taunts Kremlin with  job for hated Georgian rival

    President Poroshenko of Ukraine has taunted his Russian counterpart by appointing the former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, an enemy of… …read more Source: The...

    President Putin’s travel-ban list is the latest mis-step in a clumsy diplomatic dance with Europe | Mary Dejevsky
    May31

    President Putin’s travel-ban list is the latest mis-step in a clumsy diplomatic dance with Europe | Mary Dejevsky

    Relations have deteriorated so much that we don’t know if the bar on Nick Clegg and others visiting Russia is a sham diplomatic storm or a real oneConsigned to the back benches, party leader and deputy prime minister no more, Nick Clegg finds himself suddenly back in the spotlight … because he has been banned from Russia. Tragi-comic,...

    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor
    May31

    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor

    President Poroshenko’s surprise appointment of ‘great friend of Ukraine’ to key post in Black Sea region greeted with derision in MoscowPetro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has appointed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to...

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