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    Ukraine crisis moves to new front as Russian-backed rebels launch assault on Mariupol
    Feb19

    Ukraine crisis moves to new front as Russian-backed rebels launch assault on Mariupol

    Mariupol becomes “epicentre” of fighting in east Ukraine as Russian-backed rebels launch assault on Azov sea resort village of Shyrokyne …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis: Can the UK handle the Bear threat from Russia?
    Feb19

    Ukraine crisis: Can the UK handle the Bear threat from Russia?

    The presence of Bears in the sky off the coast of Cornwall is nothing new. Russian warplanes, especially the bombers with that name, have been probing Britain, and Western Europe’s, air defences regularly as relations with Vladimir Putin have deteriorated: Nato flew no fewer than 400 intercepts last year: a 400 per cent increase from 2013....

    EU police as peacekeepers in Ukraine?
    Feb19

    EU police as peacekeepers in Ukraine?

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko says he wants a greater role for the European Union in monitoring the ceasefire in the country’s east. But the EU is skeptical of the proposal, DW’s Bernd Riegert writes from Brussels. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Germany starts working on next White Paper
    Feb19

    Germany starts working on next White Paper

    Author(s): NEOnline | TB d_defence.jpg Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has said it is time for another White Paper –an analysis about the country’s international role and the future of the armed forces. The last White Paper was issued in 2006. The new White Paper, which is scheduled to be published in 2016, will most...

    Latvia’s banking reputation at risk
    Feb19

    Latvia’s banking reputation at risk

    Author(s): NEOnline | TB latvia_bank.jpg The reputation of Latvia’s financial institutions (traditionally a banking hub for the former Soviet Union) could come under threat due to the conflict in Ukraine, according to the Baltic International Bank. In an interview with local media, Valeri Belokon, the bank’s chairman, warned if the...

    Ukraine: separatists in Debaltseve celebrate withdrawal of govt troops
    Feb19

    Ukraine: separatists in Debaltseve celebrate withdrawal of govt troops

    Pro-Russian separatist soldiers have been celebrating in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve. For them the withdrawal of Ukrainian government… …read more Source:...

    Russian bombers testing the RAF hark back to cold war for Putin and the west
    Feb19

    Russian bombers testing the RAF hark back to cold war for Putin and the west

    Tensions grow across Europe as Russian president exploits divides in Nato and EU in his efforts for paternalistic world order that rejects western ‘weakness’The sight of Russian long-range nuclear bombers testing the RAF in the skies off Cornwall has brought home the perils faced daily by the inhabitants of eastern Ukraine and reignited...

    Families of victims in Ukraine massacre slate investigation into deaths
    Feb19

    Families of victims in Ukraine massacre slate investigation into deaths

    Relatives of the ‘Heavenly Hundred’ civilians killed in Kiev say Ukraine investigation is mired in corruption and delay …read more Source: The...

    Russia Starts Supplying Gas to Rebel-Controlled East Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia Starts Supplying Gas to Rebel-Controlled East Ukraine

    Russia’s Gazprom started supplying gas to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday afternoon after Kiev cut deliveries, citing damage to the pipelines caused by fighting. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, as cited by RIA Novosti, announced that the company had started delivering gas to Ukraine via the Prokhorovka and Platovo pumping stations at 4 pm...

    Greek FM backs Ukraine sovereignty, offers help with ‘humanitarian crisis’
    Feb19

    Greek FM backs Ukraine sovereignty, offers help with ‘humanitarian crisis’

    On a visit to Kiev, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Thursday expressed Greece’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and for …read more Source:...

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