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    World Commemorates Victims of Holocaust, Liberation of Auschwitz
    Jan27

    World Commemorates Victims of Holocaust, Liberation of Auschwitz

    State representatives from all around the world gather in Poland on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. January 27, the day in which the Red Army liberated the camp in 1945, was declared as an International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the...

    Ukraine Declares State of Emergency in Donbass
    Jan27

    Ukraine Declares State of Emergency in Donbass

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced on Monday that the government had 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....

    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....

    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:...

    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...

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