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    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory: Dutch TV
    Mar19

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory: Dutch TV

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Aux armes, journalistes!
    Mar19

    Aux armes, journalistes!

    WHEN Russia was preparing to annex Crimea a year ago its television broadcasts, portraying the protesters who had recently overthrown Ukraine’s regime as a neo-Nazi rabble, softened the peninsula’s defences as effectively as any artillery assault. One month later, when Russian-backed rebels overran Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, one of...

    Quitting dreams, chasing dreams
    Mar19

    Quitting dreams, chasing dreams

    ONLY a few years ago, politicians in the European Union, and in the poor and war-ravaged countries in the continent’s south-east, felt that between them they were creating a virtuous circle. With EU help, poor Balkan lands would improve their governance and streamline their economies; in due course they would be rewarded with EU entry....

    Czech diplomats report human rights violations in annexed Crimea
    Mar19

    Czech diplomats report human rights violations in annexed Crimea

    A report prepared for the Czech foreign ministry by embassy staff in Kiev details widespread alleged human rights violations occurring in Crimea. According to Czech diplomats, the repression unleashed since Russia’s takeover of the peninsula is leading to growing cases of torture, beatings, detentions and even disappearances. …read...

    Macroeconomic indicators positive in CIS in 2014
    Mar19

    Macroeconomic indicators positive in CIS in 2014

    Last year all CIS member states experienced the GDP growth, except for Ukraine where the figure fell by 5.3% as against 2013,” informed the press service. The GDP growth was the strongest in Turkmenistan (10.3%), Uzbekistan (8.1%) and Tajikistan (6.7%) and Moldova (4.7%). …read more Source:...

    Outing the Russian Military in Eastern Ukraine
    Mar19

    Outing the Russian Military in Eastern Ukraine

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. This is the second in a series of posts where RuNet Echo talks to the people behind several fact-checking projects in eastern Ukraine. Read the first post here. From its onset almost a year ago, the conflict in eastern Ukraine has been surrounded by controversy and a full-scale information war waged both in the...

    Volunteer  brigades, with kit supplied by families, bridge Ukraine’s military  gaps
    Mar19

    Volunteer brigades, with kit supplied by families, bridge Ukraine’s military gaps

    British and US training for Kiev’s army – where the supply chain is notoriously corrupt – is desperately needed Igor Kuzyo, a nightclub bouncer from Lviv, received a draft notice last summer. But rather than join the Ukrainian army, he travelled east and signed up with a volunteer battalion. At least 30 of these loosely regulated brigades...

    VIDEO: ‘Please help us defend our country’
    Mar19

    VIDEO: ‘Please help us defend our country’

    Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he welcomes British assistance training Ukrainian soldiers but that he needs more help from the EU to defend his country. …read more Source:...

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in
    Mar19

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine ceasefire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria Starts Major Tourism Promotion Drive via European TV Channels
    Mar19

    Bulgaria Starts Major Tourism Promotion Drive via European TV Channels

    Bulgaria has launched a large-scale promotion of its resorts and tourist sites via four pan-European TV channels as part of steps to make up for a drop in the number of visitors from Russia and Ukraine. Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said on Thursday increased interest from tourists from Austria, Germany and France is expected as a result of...

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