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    EU’s top diplomat says destabilized Russia in nobody’s interest
    May06

    EU’s top diplomat says destabilized Russia in nobody’s interest

    BEIJING (Reuters) – A destabilized and isolated Russia is in nobody’s interests, and sanctions are only being kept in place because a truce agreement in the conflict in Ukraine is not being fully implemented, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Five Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: Ukraine military
    May06

    Five Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Five Ukrainian servicemen were killed and twelve wounded in separatist eastern territories over the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Conflicts displace 38 million people: NGO
    May06

    Conflicts displace 38 million people: NGO

    Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, a Swiss watchdog group said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Local...

    From Sanctions to Summits: Belarus after the Ukraine Crisis
    May06

    From Sanctions to Summits: Belarus after the Ukraine Crisis

    Belarus is returning to the international spotlight, but for once, not just as the “last dictatorship in Europe”. The two summits that Minsk hosted in the past year on the conflict in east Ukraine indicate a tentative shift in Belarus’s political alignment. Yaraslau Kryvoi and Andrew Wilson analyze what the West should do in relation to...

    Interior Ministry: The majority of migrant workers arrive in Belarus from Ukraine
    May06

    Interior Ministry: The majority of migrant workers arrive in Belarus from Ukraine

    “Statistics speaks for itself. Naturally, the events in Ukraine had an impact on the situation in the Belarusian labor market. In 2014 Belarus welcomed about 40,000 migrant workers from foreign countries, including about 13,500 citizens of Ukraine,” Alexander Tatura said. …read more Source:...

    Contact group on Ukraine to meet in Minsk behind closed doors on 6 May
    May06

    Contact group on Ukraine to meet in Minsk behind closed doors on 6 May

    “The meeting will be held behind closed doors. At present there are no special events for mass media in the plans,” the ministry said. …read more Source:...

    Russia to oppose EU sinking of migrant smuggler boats
    May06

    Russia to oppose EU sinking of migrant smuggler boats

    Russia has indicated it will block UN approval of EU plans to sink migrant smugglers’ boats, but says the disagreement isn’t linked to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    They seek gas here, they seek gas there
    May06

    They seek gas here, they seek gas there

    The EU’s energy chiefs have been on the road, visiting authoritarian states in the Caspian region and North Africa in the hunt for future gas supply contracts that would lessen the bloc’s current dependency on Russia. In theory, there are plenty of possibilities for new piped gas imports from Turkmenistan, Algeria and even Iran or...

    Important Defense move for Continent
    May05

    Important Defense move for Continent

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday hailed the intelligence and combat experience of Gen. Joe Dunford, the Marine he has nominated to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s top uniformed military leader. “I know Joe. I trust him,” Obama said at a White House ceremony. “He’s already proven his ability to give...

    Ukraine oligarch brokered deal to make Petro Poroshenko president, court hears
    May05

    Ukraine oligarch brokered deal to make Petro Poroshenko president, court hears

    Dmytro Firtash boasts he persuaded former boxer Vitali Klitschko to step aside during what he calls a politically motivated US extradition hearing in AustriaLast year’s Maidan revolution in Ukraine was meant to usher in a new kind of politics and end official corruption and behind-the-scenes oligarchic influence. But an Austrian court last...

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