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    EU leaders urge further Russia sanctions
    Jan27

    EU leaders urge further Russia sanctions

    Call comes as violence in eastern Ukraine escalates …read more Source: Financial...

    Latvian and German MFA discussed the situation in Ukraine
    Jan27

    Latvian and German MFA discussed the situation in Ukraine

    In Berlin on 26 January 2015, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs and talked about the tense security situation in the region, and the attack by pro-Russia separatists on the civilian residents of the city of Mariupol in Ukraine, reports BC the press service of...

    Makei: Ukraine crisis put the CIS to the test
    Jan27

    Makei: Ukraine crisis put the CIS to the test

    “Let us be frank: today the Commonwealth is going through a pretty tough period, a kind of test for durability, in connection with the situation in Ukraine. I welcome the participation of the Ukrainian mission to the CIS in today’s session,” Vladimir Makei said. Belarus has always pursued a policy of closer cooperation within the framework...

    EU foreign ministers to consider new sanction against Russia
    Jan27

    EU foreign ministers to consider new sanction against Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders asked their foreign ministers on Tuesday to consider an appropriate response to renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine, including new sanctions against Russia, when the ministers meet in Brussels on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Cameraman detained for littering at demo
    Jan27

    Cameraman detained for littering at demo

    A citizens’ protest on behalf of a Russian-held Ukrainian pilot at the Russian Embassy dispersed peacefully Monday afternoon, but not before State Police (VP) officers arrested a cameraman filming the event for the commercial television channel TV3. The arrest prompted outrage over possibly inappropriate actions taken by the law enforcement...

    Ukraine Declares State of Emergency in Donbas
    Jan27

    Ukraine Declares State of Emergency in Donbas

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced on Monday that the government decided to declare a state of emergency in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Yatsenyuk added that the overall alert level across the country was heightened in order to coordinate the activities of the authorities and provide security for the citizens....

    S&P Downgrades Russia’s Credit Rating to `Junk`
    Jan27

    S&P Downgrades Russia’s Credit Rating to `Junk`

    The US rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk, which is below investment grade. Russia’s credit rating has been lowered to such a level for the first time in a decade, the BBC reports. Having a rating of BB+, Russia is on par with Bulgaria and Indonesia, which makes it...

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed, 29 wounded in past 24 hours
    Jan27

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed, 29 wounded in past 24 hours

    KIEV (Reuters) – Nine Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 29 wounded in fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian rebel attacks on city of Mariupol are condemned by the UN as a war crime
    Jan27

    Ukrainian rebel attacks on city of Mariupol are condemned by the UN as a war crime

    The US and Russia remain as far apart as ever over who is to blame for the current escalation in fighting in eastern Ukraine. The weekend’s deadly… …read more Source:...

    Auschwitz concentration camp: 70 years since liberation
    Jan27

    Auschwitz concentration camp: 70 years since liberation

    Visitors walk inside the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz camp (Picture: Reuters)Around 300 survivors are expected to attend the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp – the youngest in their 70s. The returning internees fear a resurgent anti-Semitism due to a slow forgetting of the...

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