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    Putin wants whole Ukraine, will have it – Czech TOP 09 head
    Apr20

    Putin wants whole Ukraine, will have it – Czech TOP 09 head

    Prague – Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to control the whole of Ukraine and he will eventually succeed, Karel Schwarzenberg, former Czech foreign minister who heads the opposition TOP 09, said… …read more Source: České...

    US paratroopers begin training national guard units in Ukraine
    Apr20

    US paratroopers begin training national guard units in Ukraine

    Nearly 300 US soldiers hold joint exercises with 900 of Ukrainian counterparts in a move Moscow said could destabilise the situation in the east of the countryUS paratroopers have started training national guard units in Ukraine, despite Moscow’s warnings that it could destabilise the peace process with Russia-backed rebels in the east of...

    Russia’s Lavrov says fighting in east Ukraine abating
    Apr20

    Russia’s Lavrov says fighting in east Ukraine abating

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he believed a surge in ceasefire violations in east Ukraine had passed, adding Moscow would work to prevent violence escalating again. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Report: EU to file anti-trust charges against Gazprom
    Apr20

    [Ticker] Report: EU to file anti-trust charges against Gazprom

    The European Commission will, as early as Wednesday, send a statement of objection to Russian state gas supplier Gazprom on charges of abuse of market dominance in eastern Europe, the FT reports. The move is to come despite the sensitive climate in EU-Russia relations caused by the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Authorities tighten grip on tax evasion in real property deals
    Apr20

    Authorities tighten grip on tax evasion in real property deals

    In the time of the real estate boom from 2006 to 2008 many nationals of UK, the Scandinavian countries and Russia bought vacation homes in Bulgaria. Demand from nationals of Ukraine and Russia continued even after that. There is no precise statistics about the real properties of foreign nationals in this country, because a few of them –...

    Truce tenuous as Ukraine leader tackles economy, oligarchs
    Apr20

    Truce tenuous as Ukraine leader tackles economy, oligarchs

    KIEV (Reuters) – President Petro Poroshenko is using the breathing space from a ceasefire with separatists to push reforms and rein in super-rich ‘oligarchs’ whose influence he says must be curbed for Ukraine to have a future in Europe. …read more Source:...

    Russia defends visit to Norwegian island despite sanctions
    Apr20

    Russia defends visit to Norwegian island despite sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Monday its deputy prime minister had every right to visit a Norwegian island despite travel restrictions imposed on him over Ukraine, dismissing Oslo’s condemnation of the trip. …read more Source:...

    Russian Siberia, Five Years Later: Still Neglected, Still Burning
    Apr20

    Russian Siberia, Five Years Later: Still Neglected, Still Burning

    Only so-and-so can prevent wildfires. Images edited by Kevin Rothrock. Massive wildfires are burning across Siberia, most notably in the regions of Khakassia, where 23 have perished, and the Zabaikal region further east. It’s been almost five years such Russia witnessed this kind of destruction, when summer wildfires in 2010 killed at least...

    US military instructors arrive in Ukraine to train local troops
    Apr20

    US military instructors arrive in Ukraine to train local troops

    About 290 American paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade have arrived this week in western Ukraine with the mission to train the Ukrainian troops. The US paratroopers’ arrival was announced by the US Ambassador to Ukraine via his Twitter account, although the exact number of the instructors was not mentioned in the tweet. According to...

    Security services wary of Russian interests in transit sector
    Apr20

    Security services wary of Russian interests in transit sector

    For more than two decades now Russia has been Latvia’s top strategic partner in the transit sector, providing the bulk of cargo volumes and logically investing more and more in the companies that operate these conduits of trade. But since Russia has provoked a war in Ukraine, Latvia’s security services have been looking much more...

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