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    [Feature] Crimeans seek stable life under Russian control
    Jun07

    [Feature] Crimeans seek stable life under Russian control

    Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, there has been a somewhat mixed reaction to the increased Russian presence on the peninsula. Some welcome it, others reject it in hushed voices. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Report: EU to extend Crimea sanctions
    Jun07

    [Ticker] Report: EU to extend Crimea sanctions

    EU states’ ambassadors agreed in Brussels on Tuesday to extend sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea in Ukraine for a further year, the RFE/RFL news agency reported. It said foreign ministers will rubber stamp the measures, which include a ban on all types of business activity there, on 19 June. Russian special forces seized the peninsula,...

    Naming and Shaming Human Rights Violators
    Jun07

    Naming and Shaming Human Rights Violators

    Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his address to the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in GenevaBy Zeid Ra’ad Al HusseinGENEVA, Jun 6 2017 (IPS)Fifty years ago, this was the day I first heard the sound of war. I was three and a half years old and, while fragmentary, I can still remember...

    Poland, Ukraine develop gas hub for independence from Russia
    Jun06

    Poland, Ukraine develop gas hub for independence from Russia

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    Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse
    Jun06

    Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse

    Was the post-Soviet transition the greatest ‘man-made’ economic disaster ever?. Credit: IPSBy Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 6 2017 (IPS)Wide-ranging economic reforms following the demise of the Soviet Union at the end of December 1991 mainly resulted in economic collapse in most successor states....

    Russian missile system brought down Malaysian airlines flight: report
    Jun06

    Russian missile system brought down Malaysian airlines flight: report

    The Bellingcat investigative search network has said that a Buk-M1 missile system believed to have shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine belonged to the Russian army. …read more Source: Polskie...

    U.S. may withdraw from United Nations Human Rights Council
    Jun06

    U.S. may withdraw from United Nations Human Rights Council

    On Friday, The Washington Post published an op-ed by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in which she condemned the way in which the Human Rights Council (HRC) operates. Haley wrote that Venezuela and Cuba having seats on the Human Rights Council is an affront to the international body, as both nations are rampant abusers of human...

    No discussions between Sofia and Gazprom over “South Stream”
    Jun06

    No discussions between Sofia and Gazprom over “South Stream”

    Gazprom has not been discussing with Bulgaria the restarting of the South Stream gas pipeline project but options for developing its gas transmission system, Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian gas giant, said. The statement was made in response to a question about circulating ideas for the re-launch of the South Stream project. A...

    Troops from Russia, Belarus, Serbia train near Polish border
    Jun06

    Troops from Russia, Belarus, Serbia train near Polish border

    More than 800 landing troops from Russia, Belarus and Serbia have launched exercises near the Polish and Ukrainian borders. …read more Source: Polskie...

    [Ticker] Nord Stream pipeline will strengthen Moscow, Tusk warns
    Jun06

    [Ticker] Nord Stream pipeline will strengthen Moscow, Tusk warns

    EU council president Donald Tusk has warned in a letter to the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, that the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to bring more Russian gas to Europe would “not serve the best European interest” and leave Ukraine “at Russia’s mercy,” reports the Financial Times. The proposed pipeline under the...

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