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    To absent friends: Moscow defiant as Europe boycotts Victory Day parade
    Apr15

    To absent friends: Moscow defiant as Europe boycotts Victory Day parade

    Putin to rub shoulders with autocrats like Kim Jong-un on 9 May, as EU leaders decide to avoid 70th anniversary spectacle because of Russia’s actions in UkraineAbout 16,000 soldiers, 200 armoured vehicles and 150 planes and helicopters will take part in a Moscow parade for Victory Day on 9 May, dubbed Russia’s “biggest holiday” by...

    Crimea Letter: History  latest battleground in disputed Crimea
    Apr15

    Crimea Letter: History latest battleground in disputed Crimea

    Ukraine and Russia in tug-of-war over Scythian gold and other ancient treasures …read more Source: The Irish...

    Russian TV journalist Andrei Lunev steps on landmine trip wire in Ukraine
    Apr15

    Russian TV journalist Andrei Lunev steps on landmine trip wire in Ukraine

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Andrei Lunev reportedly stepped on a tripwire while reporting on recent fighting near Mariupol in East Ukraine, and suffered serious head injuries …read more Source: Daily...

    VIDEO: Reporter injured in Ukraine ceasefire visit
    Apr15

    VIDEO: Reporter injured in Ukraine ceasefire visit

    There has been a surge in fighting between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine despite diplomatic efforts to maintain a ceasefire. …read more Source:...

    German city braced for protests as G7 foreign ministers meet
    Apr14

    German city braced for protests as G7 foreign ministers meet

    Thousands of police deployed in Lübeck amid fears of violent protests as G7 meet to discuss Ukraine and other security issues …read more Source: The...

    Russia Needs to Help End Ukraine Conflict to Rejoin G7, Steinmeier Says
    Apr14

    Russia Needs to Help End Ukraine Conflict to Rejoin G7, Steinmeier Says

    Russia’s return to the group of leading industrialised nations hinges on its assistance to efforts to put an an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said. Speaking ahead of the start of a two-day meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers in Luebeck, in northern Germany,...

    Vladimir Putin to join nationalist bikers riding Red Army’s route through Europe
    Apr14

    Vladimir Putin to join nationalist bikers riding Red Army’s route through Europe

    President to join Grey Wolves on rally to mark defeat of Nazi Germany, provoking protests from Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic amid tensions over UkraineA Russian biker gang backed by Vladimir Putin is planning to ride through Europe to celebrate the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the second world war, sparking controversy...

    Mozyr Oil Refinery eager to export more to Ukraine in summer, autumn
    Apr14

    Mozyr Oil Refinery eager to export more to Ukraine in summer, autumn

    Vladimir Sizov said that in 2014 Ukraine bought roughly one third of its total imported automobile gasoline in Belarus via Belarusian Oil Company. Apart from that, Belarus accounts for over 50% of the diesel fuel Ukraine imports (primarily of Mozyr Oil Refinery make). Mozyr Oil Refinery also supplies liquefied gases to the Ukrainian market....

    Fighting Picks up in Eastern Ukraine Despite Renewed Effort to Enforce Ceasefire
    Apr14

    Fighting Picks up in Eastern Ukraine Despite Renewed Effort to Enforce Ceasefire

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has escalated over the past 24 hours, leaving six government troops dead and 12 wounded, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday. Fighting including heavy shelling broke out late on Monday evening and continued in the early hours of Tuesday on the outskirts of Donetsk, the pro-Russian separatists’...

    A further strain on a shaky truce: Fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine
    Apr14

    A further strain on a shaky truce: Fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine

    The Minsk ceasefire is “once more on shaky ground”:http://www.euronews.com/2015/03/10/obama-urges-robust-monitoring-of-ukraine-ceasefire/, with the… …read more Source:...

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