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    ‘Large number’ of Russian troops dying in Ukraine says Vershbow
    Mar05

    ‘Large number’ of Russian troops dying in Ukraine says Vershbow

    Alexander Vershbow, the second most senior figure in NATO as its deputy secretary general, took the opportunity of a conference in Riga Thursday to claim that large numbers of Russian soldiers are dying in fighting in Eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Nato expansion and the Ukraine conflict | Letters
    Mar05

    Nato expansion and the Ukraine conflict | Letters

    Seumas Milne’s commentary on the situation in Ukraine (The demonisation of Russia risks paving the way for war, 5 March) contains errors in historical fact and in political judgment. Incidentally, these errors are also a regular feature of Russian statements, which Nato totally rejects. Nato has never been guilty of “military expansionism”,...

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda in Renzi’s first official visit to Moscow
    Mar05

    Ukraine crisis tops agenda in Renzi’s first official visit to Moscow

    Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has become the latest EU leader to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. The situation in eastern Ukraine was… …read more Source:...

    Polish MPs offered military training
    Mar05

    Polish MPs offered military training

    Parliamentarians in Poland will be offered military training because of fears that the war in Ukraine could spread to neighbouring countries. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine crisis: Mariupol a city on the edge as residents anticipate invasion by Russian-backed forces once the fragile ceasefire ends
    Mar05

    Ukraine crisis: Mariupol a city on the edge as residents anticipate invasion by Russian-backed forces once the fragile ceasefire ends

    The Azovstal steelworks cast imposing shadows over the two dozen fishermen attempting to catch mullet from the sulphurous Kalmus river below. It would be another unexceptional post-Soviet apocalyptic scene, perhaps, were it not for the fact that the city is Mariupol, and that a few metres down from the fishermen stand four soldiers. They are on...

    Ukraine ‘hero’ battles on in Moscow cell
    Mar05

    Ukraine ‘hero’ battles on in Moscow cell

    Imprisoned female pilot weak from hunger strike but still defiant …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine’s coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war
    Mar05

    Ukraine’s coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ivan Lazarenko, one of those pulled out alive after an explosion at a mine near the frontline in rebel-held east Ukraine killed 33 workers, lay in hospital on Thursday, still unconscious and in bandages. …read more Source:...

    EU extends Yanukovich asset freeze, drops sanctions on some allies
    Mar05

    EU extends Yanukovich asset freeze, drops sanctions on some allies

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union said on Thursday it had extended a freeze on the assets of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and 17 others suspected of stealing from the Ukrainian state. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s former finance minister is arrested near Valencia over £6m ’embezzlement’
    Mar05

    Ukraine’s former finance minister is arrested near Valencia over £6m ’embezzlement’

    Ukraine’s former finance minister, Yuri Kolobov, has become the first member of the former, pro-Russian, government in Kiev to be arrested after he was detained by Spanish police near Valencia. …read more Source: The...

    Portugal ranks 10th in the world’s 15 “grimmest” economies
    Mar05

    Portugal ranks 10th in the world’s 15 “grimmest” economies

    The good news is that Portugal is in 10th position. Greece, for example, is up near the top at number five and Spain is doing worse, too, pegged at number six. What are we talking about? Bloomberg’s “misery index”: the 15 countries of the world with what the financial website calls the “saddest, most painful economies”. On the basis of...

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