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    Militants seize Uglegorsk with tank attacks on Ukrainian forces
    Jan30

    Militants seize Uglegorsk with tank attacks on Ukrainian forces

    Uglegorsk is already under the control of Russian-backed militants, but Ukrainian forces still hold some strong positions in the town. …read more Source:...

    Defence cuts: should we fight our wars at home or away?
    Jan30

    Defence cuts: should we fight our wars at home or away?

    French army soldiers patrol on the Paris metro in the wake of this month’s attacks. © Orban Thierry/ABACA/Press Association Images For those unaware that the Ministry of Defence owns 15 golf courses, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s speech this week would have made interesting reading. For those looking for clues to the themes of...

    Turchynov: Militants use Tornado, Smerch and Buratino rockets against Ukrainian army
    Jan30

    Turchynov: Militants use Tornado, Smerch and Buratino rockets against Ukrainian army

    Russian-backed militants are using powerful modern multiple rocket launchers against the Ukrainian armed forces in the Donbas conflict zone. …read more Source:...

    International experts to explore restoration of E-40 Waterway between the Baltic and the Black Seas
    Jan30

    International experts to explore restoration of E-40 Waterway between the Baltic and the Black Seas

    The restored water route will enable to transport up to 4 million tonnes of cargo annually. This will certainly intensify trade between Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. The E40 connection will also facilitate the development of modern logistics infrastructure in border regions of the three neighboring countries …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Germany funds new Russia study centre
    Jan30

    [Ticker] Germany funds new Russia study centre

    The German foreign ministry is putting €2.5 million a year into a research institute on Russia and the former Soviet republics, reviving a Cold War outfit that is now needed again given the Ukraine crisis, WirtschaftsWoche reports. Berlin also boosted funding for existing foreign policy think tanks. …read more Source:...

    Adviser to president criticizes public perception of Ukraine crisis in Finland
    Jan30

    Adviser to president criticizes public perception of Ukraine crisis in Finland

    Iivi Anna Masso, one of President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’ advisers, said to Finnish broadcasting company YLE that the public perception about the Ukraine crisis in Finland is often wrong. …read more Source:...

    Euro 2012 left little mark on Ukraine, still haunted by its history | Richard Williams
    Jan30

    Euro 2012 left little mark on Ukraine, still haunted by its history | Richard Williams

    Few major tournaments can have felt so irrelevant to their time and place as the last European Championship and the potential fault lines in Ukraine were apparent to those who cared to lookThe Donbass Arena, built with several hundred million of an oligarch’s dollars, was as striking a modern setting for a football match as could be...

    Ukraine rebels say shells hit cultural center and bus in Donetsk, seven killed
    Jan30

    Ukraine rebels say shells hit cultural center and bus in Donetsk, seven killed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Shells hit a cultural center and a trolleybus in separate attacks in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday, killing at least seven people, the rebel-controlled administration in the city said. …read more Source:...

    Minsk signatories “urged to return to talks”
    Jan30

    Minsk signatories “urged to return to talks”

    OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ivica Dacic has reiterated his call to all sides in the Ukrainian conflict to return to the negotiating table. Dacic, who serves as Serbia’s foreign minister, late on Thursday had a telephone conversation with the special representative to the Trilateral Contact Group, who briefed him on the latest developments in...

    Samoseiko: The contact group on Ukraine can change Minsk for someplace else, will have to start anew
    Jan30

    Samoseiko: The contact group on Ukraine can change Minsk for someplace else, will have to start anew

    “Is some other platform necessary apart from the Minsk one? If they have to redo the things they did already in the past, they will lose time and every day more people can die in Ukraine’s southeast,” noted Nikolai Samoseiko. “The venue for the negotiations does not matter in the slightest. But if the talks take place in Minsk, it may be a...

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