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    Poroshenko names Georgia’s Saakashvili as Odessa governor
    May30

    Poroshenko names Georgia’s Saakashvili as Odessa governor

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday appointed pro-Western former Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili as governor of the strategically-important Odessa region.Saakashvili, 47, became an arch-opponent of Russia when he put Georgia on a pro-Western… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine appoints ex-Georgian President Saakashvili governor of restive region
    May30

    Ukraine appoints ex-Georgian President Saakashvili governor of restive region

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko has appointed former Georgian leader Saakashvili as governor of troubled Odessa region near Russian-annexed Crimea. Moscow has slammed the fiercely anti-Russian politician’s appointment. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russian aircraft head off US warship in Black Sea, news agency says
    May30

    Russian aircraft head off US warship in Black Sea, news agency says

    According to Russia’s state news agency a US destroyer was moving along the edge of territorial waters in yet another encounter with western militariesRussian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a US warship that was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea, the state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source...

    Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea: RIA
    May30

    Russian aircraft head off U.S. destroyer in Black Sea: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source in Russia’s armed forces in Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine appoints former Georgian president as Odessa governor
    May30

    Ukraine appoints former Georgian president as Odessa governor

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, has been appointed the governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region, a move likely to antagonise Russia’s Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The...

    Germany’s Steinmeier criticises Russian EU travel ban – video
    May30

    Germany’s Steinmeier criticises Russian EU travel ban – video

    Speaking from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German foreign minister, criticises a Russian travel ban against European politicians on Saturday, calling for Moscow to be more transparent. Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its...

    Ex-Georgia leader gets Ukraine job
    May30

    Ex-Georgia leader gets Ukraine job

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili – who is wanted in his country – is appointed governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region. …read more Source:...

    Saakashvili takes on Ukraine governor role
    May30

    Saakashvili takes on Ukraine governor role

    Former Georgia president to head strategically important Odessa region …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine appoints Georgia ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa
    May30

    Ukraine appoints Georgia ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa

    Controversial pro-western exile, who fought a war with Russia, takes control of strategic region, where there are fears Moscow could be trying to stoke unrest The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, on Saturday appointed fiercely pro-western former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who once fought a war with Russia, governor of the...

    Russian entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders
    May30

    Russian entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders

    List, which includes Nick Clegg and Malcolm Rifkind, reportedly compiled by Russian foreign ministry and handed to EU delegation in MoscowRussia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, in a move that has angered Europe and worsened the country’s standoff with the west over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine...

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