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    Geopolitics in the Black Sea – a tale of power and interests
    Mar27

    Geopolitics in the Black Sea – a tale of power and interests

    In a 2014 Stratfor Global Intelligence analysis, the founder and director of the firm for geopolitical intelligence Dr. George Friedman points to the Black Sea as a crucial geopolitical centre. “There are currently two active theaters of military action with broad potential significance. One is Ukraine, the other is in the Syria-Iraq region. In...

    Liberian-Registered Ship Impounded at Varna Port After Unpaid Debt
    Mar27

    Liberian-Registered Ship Impounded at Varna Port After Unpaid Debt

    The vessel with 14 Ukrainian sailors on board, currently anchored at the Varna port, ASIAN DREAM has issued state of emergency. People on board now have limited food and water supplies, as reported by NOVA news. The crew announced that they will abandon the vessel if they don’t receive at least basic food supplies immediately. The Bulgarian...

    Poland to charge two Russian officials over Kaczynski plane crash
    Mar27

    Poland to charge two Russian officials over Kaczynski plane crash

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland said on Friday it would bring charges against two Russian air traffic controllers over a 2010 plane crash which killed then Polish president Lech Kaczynski, a move likely to damage bilateral relations already strained by the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    Ramūnas Bogdanas on Putin’s economic policy failure | Delfi – Lithuania
    Mar27

    Ramūnas Bogdanas on Putin’s economic policy failure | Delfi – Lithuania

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    3 new airlines come to Riga Airport in the summer season
    Mar27

    3 new airlines come to Riga Airport in the summer season

    With the summer flight schedule setting in at Riga International Airport (from 29 March, 2015), the airline SAS will return to the airport and Ukraine International Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines will start operations. The national carrier airBaltic will open several new destinations, reports BC airport’s press service....

    Putin speech bodes ill for Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar27

    Putin speech bodes ill for Ukraine ceasefire

    Putin has said “the West” is encroaching on Russia and fomenting internal unrest in his first foreign policy speech for more than a month. …read more Source:...

    Syria’s Assad says West wants to weaken Russia
    Mar27

    Syria’s Assad says West wants to weaken Russia

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of trying to weaken Russia by turning Ukraine into a puppet state, a tactic he said had also been used against his own country. …read more Source:...

    How do you solve a problem like Ukraine?
    Mar27

    How do you solve a problem like Ukraine?

    Analysis: Kiev should stop banning Russian films and TV programmes and start talking to Russophone Ukrainians, says Nicolai PetroNot long ago, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko gave a wide ranging interview in which he offered the man who now sits in that seat some advice.President Petro Poroshenko must understand, the ex-leader said,...

    From popular leader to enemy of the west: it is 15 years since Putin came to power
    Mar27

    From popular leader to enemy of the west: it is 15 years since Putin came to power

    The Russian president has been in power in some capacity for 15 years. Is his political autumn finally looming? An unsettled diplomatic winter lies ahead of spring. Photo: Getty Spring came more quickly in the Caucasus. Those first warm days that year made the late winter cold of Moscow seem even more remote, yet the signs of the destructive...

    President v oligarch
    Mar26

    President v oligarch

    FOR the past year, Ukraine’s government has enlisted the help of the country’s powerful oligarchs in fighting its war against pro-Russian separatists. This week a new war opened up, pitting the government against one of the very oligarchs it had relied upon. On March 25th Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, forced Ihor...

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