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    Revealed: how Ukraine conflict has claimed 6,400 lives
    Jun04

    Revealed: how Ukraine conflict has claimed 6,400 lives

    With a sharp escalation in fighting in eastern Ukraine this week after a lull following February’s ceasefire, we plot how deaths, injuries and refugee numbers have shot up in the region …read more Source: The...

    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...

    US-German relations need a reboot
    Jun04

    US-German relations need a reboot

    When President Obama travels to Germany this weekend to meet with his G-7 counterparts, he’ll be hosted by the leader who is arguably his closest global partner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Yet while relations at the highest levels have never been stronger, many Germans believe their relationship with the United States is as...

    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:...

    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...

    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...

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