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    [Ticker] Obama under pressure to arm Ukraine
    Mar06

    [Ticker] Obama under pressure to arm Ukraine

    A joint letter by 11 leading Republican and Democrat congressmen has urged US leader Obama to begin “transfer of lethal defence weapons systems” to Ukraine to “deter and defend against further [Russian] aggression”. Germany, among other EU states, is against the move amid fears of escalation beyond Ukraine’s borders....

    Bulgaria to Take Part in Two Multinational Drills in Ukraine
    Mar06

    Bulgaria to Take Part in Two Multinational Drills in Ukraine

    The Bulgarian Armed Forces are due to take part in the Rapid Trident and Saber Guardian military exercises due in July in Ukraine, the Defense Ministry has said.Neither of the drills is officially related to the Ukraine crisis, since they are held on an annual basis.Sofia also deployed troops in Ukraine last year for the Rapid Trident exercise...

    Crisis PR or how to save the season
    Mar06

    Crisis PR or how to save the season

    In the recent days the Ministry of Tourism has reported the results from the campaign of Bulgaria’s promotion as a tourist destination that closed in December 2014. Financing for the campaign has been provided through European funds and come to approximately 3.5 million euro. No one however has made any comments so far about the...

    Renzi seeks to end Putin’s international isolation
    Mar06

    Renzi seeks to end Putin’s international isolation

    Putin should be enrolled in efforts to stabilise Libya, Syria and Iraq – ending his Ukraine-related international isolation – provided the ceasefire is fully respected, Renzi has said. …read more Source:...

    The killing of my friend Boris Nemtsov must signal the death of appeasement | Garry Kasparov
    Mar06

    The killing of my friend Boris Nemtsov must signal the death of appeasement | Garry Kasparov

    To stop Putin’s aggression, it isn’t necessary for the west to defeat the entire Russian army: just a strategy to make him look like a loserWhen the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in sight of the Kremlin last Friday night, it shocked even those of us who thought we had lost the ability to be shocked by events...

    PM warns Putin of more sanctions if he misbehaves: Cameron says he will take things to ‘whole new level’ if Russian President ups aggression 
    Mar06

    PM warns Putin of more sanctions if he misbehaves: Cameron says he will take things to ‘whole new level’ if Russian President ups aggression 

    Prime Minister David Cameron has said Russian president Vladimir Putin has ‘ripped up’ the rule book and further incursions into Ukraine should be punished. …read more Source: Daily...

    The assassination of Boris Nemtsov shows that in Putin’s Russia, anything is permitted
    Mar06

    The assassination of Boris Nemtsov shows that in Putin’s Russia, anything is permitted

    The west can do very little to intervene as Putin hunkers down. Vladimir Putin. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/AFP/Getty Images In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky explores a concept that doesn’t translate easily into English. In Russian, it is vsedozvolennost. Dictionaries usually give “permissiveness” but that isn’t quite right. Literally,...

    Lawmakers urge Obama to arm Ukraine
    Mar06

    Lawmakers urge Obama to arm Ukraine

    Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source:...

    Survivor of horrifying mine explosion in Ukraine undergoes oxygen treatment in pressure chamber as death toll rises to 33
    Mar06

    Survivor of horrifying mine explosion in Ukraine undergoes oxygen treatment in pressure chamber as death toll rises to 33

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Andrei Serebrennikov, who was exposed to dangerous levels of methane, is being treated at the Regional Hospital of Occupational Diseases in Donetsk. …read more Source: Daily...

    Russian secret service ‘execute’ pro-Moscow militants who ‘shot down MH17’
    Mar06

    Russian secret service ‘execute’ pro-Moscow militants who ‘shot down MH17’

    THE Russian secret service “executed” the pro-Moscow militants suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, it has been claimed today. …read more Source:...

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