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    Russian resurgence: how the Kremlin is making its presence felt across Europe
    Feb16

    Russian resurgence: how the Kremlin is making its presence felt across Europe

    Moscow is influencing policy and shaping opinion all over the continent, with ties to both the far right and the hard leftComing off the early shift at Hungary’s sole nuclear power station on the Danube south of Budapest, Jozsef, a 30-year-old turbine engineer, is grateful to have a relatively secure job that pays considerably more than the...

    There’ll be no peace while Putin is squatting in Ukraine’s living room | Timothy Garton Ash
    Feb16

    There’ll be no peace while Putin is squatting in Ukraine’s living room | Timothy Garton Ash

    Unless Moscow withdraws and Kiev regains control of its eastern frontier, we could see a Syria in Europe“Never again!” Europeans cried after the first world war. Then it happened again. “Never again!” Europeans cried after 1945; then it happened again. “Never again!” Europeans cried after Bosnia, in 1995, and now it has happened again. I hope as...

    Doubts cast on plans for to withdraw heavy weapons in Ukraine
    Feb16

    Doubts cast on plans for to withdraw heavy weapons in Ukraine

    There are concerns about the stability of the latest ceasefire to be implemented in eastern Ukraine. The next major test could be whether the parties to the conflict pull back heavy weapons as called for in the deal. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Coordination center to keep in touch with Bulgarian ethnic community in Ukraine
    Feb16

    Coordination center to keep in touch with Bulgarian ethnic community in Ukraine

    Work begins today to set up a coordination center for communication with the Bulgarian ethnic community in Ukraine. The decision for the center came earlier today during talks of Bulgarian PM with the Chairman of the Association of Bulgarians in Ukraine and Deputy in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Anton Kisse. The coordination center will be on...

    Shakhtar Donetsk’s refugees providing escapism for war-torn Ukraine
    Feb16

    Shakhtar Donetsk’s refugees providing escapism for war-torn Ukraine

    The Ukraine goalkeeper Andrei Pyatov concedes that the fighting in east Ukraine has affected Shakhtar but says, ‘our task is to play and give people hope and good feelings’• Shahktar Donetsk say armed men have occupied offices• Fifa apologises for video showing Crimea as part of RussiaThe dressing room talk of Shakhtar Donetsk last week was...

    Bulgaria PM, Ukraine Foreign Minister Discuss Humanitarian Aid, Visas  
    Feb16

    Bulgaria PM, Ukraine Foreign Minister Discuss Humanitarian Aid, Visas  

    Sending humanitarian aid to ethnic Bulgarians in Ukraine and proportional mobilisation of Ukrainian servicemen belonging to various ethnic groups have been discussed on Monday by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. Bulgaria can deliver assistance and share experience in integration into European...

    Dead Latvian radical was jailbird in Russia
    Feb16

    Dead Latvian radical was jailbird in Russia

    The citizen of Latvia who was reported to have been killed while fighting for Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine is likely to have made the contacts which led him to join the fight there while serving time in Russian prison years ago, reported Latvian Public Television (LTV) investigative news program De Facto Sunday. …read...

    Russia will accept “any agreement” between warring sides
    Feb16

    Russia will accept “any agreement” between warring sides

    Konstantin Kosachev says Russia will accept any agreement between Kiev and the regions of Lugansk and Donetsk that would be in the interest of all sides.The chair of the the Russian Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs made the statement in Belgrade, where he on Sunday took part in Serbian State Day ceremonies as head of a delegation...

    Ukraine forces and pro-Russian rebels trade ceasefire violation claims
    Feb16

    Ukraine forces and pro-Russian rebels trade ceasefire violation claims

    Ukraine government forces remain dug-in, encircled by pro-Russian rebels, leaving a European brokered peace plan on the verge of collapse. Fighting… …read more Source:...

    Dead Latvian fighter was jailbird in Russia
    Feb16

    Dead Latvian fighter was jailbird in Russia

    The citizen of Latvia who was reported to have been killed while fighting for Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine is likely to have made the contacts which led him to join the fight there while serving time in Russian prison years ago, reported Latvian Public Television (LTV) investigative news program De Facto Sunday. …read...

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