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    Merkel in favour of keeping Russia sanctions
    Mar19

    Merkel in favour of keeping Russia sanctions

    Author(s): Dan Alexe h_51850638.jpg 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. EU governments have until now been divided on whether to act now to...

    Putin signs deal calling for almost complete integration of South Ossetia into Russia on anniversary of Crimea annexation
    Mar19

    Putin signs deal calling for almost complete integration of South Ossetia into Russia on anniversary of Crimea annexation

    The Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty with the leader of South Ossetia calling for almost complete integration on the one year anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine stuck on an IMF dripfeed a year after Crimea seizure
    Mar19

    Ukraine stuck on an IMF dripfeed a year after Crimea seizure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In eight International Monetary Fund programs since independence in 1991, Ukraine has completed just one successfully. A year on from Russia’s seizure of Crimea, it looks unlikely it will live up to the terms of its latest deal with the IMF also. …read more Source:...

    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:...

    US-British training mission for Ukraine’s soldiers
    Mar19

    US-British training mission for Ukraine’s soldiers

    The United States has announced that it will train 780 Kyiv troops, with UK confirming that its servicemen had begun working with Ukraine’s army. Russia has warned that the move could risk the peace process. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    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....

    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:...

    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...

    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...

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