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    A nightmare foretold
    Feb26

    A nightmare foretold

    Screaming a warning that goes unheard is the stuff of nightmares. But for many in the ex-captive nations it is the daily experience of more than two decades. Following Vladimir Putin’s triumph in Minsk, Western leaders and pundits are beginning, belatedly, to notice that Russia is not just unpleasant, but menacing, and that we lack means of...

    Putin threatens to turn off Europe’s gas supply within days over Ukraine conflict
    Feb26

    Putin threatens to turn off Europe’s gas supply within days over Ukraine conflict

    Days after Britain announced it was sending 75 troops to Ukraine on a training mission President Putin demanded advance payments to keep the gas taps on …read more Source:...

    [Opinion] Rule of law has to be applied to EU sanctions
    Feb25

    [Opinion] Rule of law has to be applied to EU sanctions

    EU sanctions should be subject to much greater scrutiny and oversight than they currently are. …read more Source:...

    The Guardian view on British military trainers in Ukraine: a strong signal | Editorial
    Feb25

    The Guardian view on British military trainers in Ukraine: a strong signal | Editorial

    David Cameron’s move is a gesture, which will not change the balance of force – but it is a gesture of solidarity for a country under assault by Russia“If you let aggression go unchecked, you only store up graver problems for the future.” So said David Cameron, urging a robust international response to Russian military adventures, not in...

    Kyiv’s suspension of gas flow to eastern Ukraine ‘smells of genocide’ says Putin
    Feb25

    Kyiv’s suspension of gas flow to eastern Ukraine ‘smells of genocide’ says Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed Kyiv’s decision to cut gas supplies to parts of eastern Ukraine “smells of genocide.” Ukraine’s… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine truce: No Ukrainian troops killed in east as ceasefire holds
    Feb25

    Ukraine truce: No Ukrainian troops killed in east as ceasefire holds

    A long-awaited truce took hold in eastern Ukraine yesterday, with the army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in several weeks. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s C-Bank Curbs Foreign Currency Buying to Stem Hryvnia’s Decline
    Feb25

    Ukraine’s C-Bank Curbs Foreign Currency Buying to Stem Hryvnia’s Decline

    Ukraine’s central bank on Wednesday banned all foreign exchange purchases by companies through banks for the rest of the week in a bid to stem a sharp fall in the national currency, the hryvnia. The central bank also intervened in the market to prop up the currency, buying USD 80 M at an official rate of 28 per dollar – close to the...

    Mariupol, next in the sights of pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine
    Feb25

    Mariupol, next in the sights of pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian forces build second line of defence around major port and industrial centre as reports circulate of rebel buildup of fighters and weaponry in areaA plume of smoke rose above the horizon as a group of Ukrainian soldiers dug trenches near the village of Berdyansk outside Mariupol, seemingly oblivious to the mortar fire going off like...

    War on corruption: Ukraine struggles to emerge from the shadow of the oligarchs
    Feb25

    War on corruption: Ukraine struggles to emerge from the shadow of the oligarchs

    Amid war and economic collapse Ukraine’s economy minister has a portfolio not many politicians would envy. Lithuanian Aivaras Abromavicius was… …read more Source:...

    Prof. Hanke: ‘Ukraine’s brutal inflation’
    Feb25

    Prof. Hanke: ‘Ukraine’s brutal inflation’

    The collapse of Ukraine’s hryvnia currency, which has lost half of its value against the US dollar since the start of 2015, has resulted in a surge of inflation, Economics Professor Steve Hanke wrote in a recent blog. Hanke, who is professor at Johns Hopkins University and Senior Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at Cato...

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