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    Russia’s battered economy: Hardly tottering by
    Jan15

    Russia’s battered economy: Hardly tottering by

    JUDGING by the lack of economic news in Russia’s media, a crisis has arrived. Just as in Soviet days, state television does not report facts, it conceals them. The official picture is dominated by the war in Ukraine (fuelled by America), Ukraine’s economic collapse (ignored by America) and Russia’s achievements in sport, ballet...

    Ukraine’s economy: On the edge
    Jan15

    Ukraine’s economy: On the edge

    THE Ukrainian economy would rather forget 2014. But 2015 may be little better: GDP is still shrinking. Gas payments, defence and support for the hryvnia, which lost half its value in 2014, have bled the government dry. Foreign-currency reserves fell by a quarter in December, leaving just $7.5 billion, equivalent to only five weeks’ worth of...

    Steinmeier: Ukraine conflict ‘nowhere near contained’
    Jan15

    Steinmeier: Ukraine conflict ‘nowhere near contained’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned that the conflict in Ukraine and its ramifications for Europe remain serious. He told a German paper that there can be no military solution. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine: Mass military call-up as bus attack victims are mourned
    Jan15

    Ukraine: Mass military call-up as bus attack victims are mourned

    Ukraine’s parliament has approved a mass military call-up for the country’s conflict in the east amid security warnings that Russian forces backing… …read more Source:...

    European energy policy: Only connect
    Jan15

    European energy policy: Only connect

    ENERGY, the European Commission believes, should flow freely to and between EU members. So Maros Sefcovic, the energy commissioner, has two adversaries. One is Russia, which is trying to keep its chokehold on gas supplies to eastern Europe. The other is EU national governments and their state-owned companies. They like the clout of national...

    Semen Semenchenko: Minsk agreements not profitable for Ukraine
    Jan15

    Semen Semenchenko: Minsk agreements not profitable for Ukraine

    Terrorists do not fulfil the agreements reached in Minsk. …read more Source:...

    Philip Hammond launches week of high-level visits in Bulgaria
    Jan15

    Philip Hammond launches week of high-level visits in Bulgaria

    Bulgaria will be the focus of top diplomats for a week. A Wednesday visit to Sofia was made by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond – the first of its kind in 17 years. Only hours later the US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Sofia, and soon the NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will also arrive here. Among the highlights in the...

    Russian politologists: Yanukovych can ask for asylum in Belarus
    Jan15

    Russian politologists: Yanukovych can ask for asylum in Belarus

    It cannot be ruled out that the former president of Ukraine will move to Minsk. …read more Source:...

    A new year, a new Ukraine?
    Jan15

    A new year, a new Ukraine?

    Amid announcements by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, that Ukraine and the EU were seeing “limited but positive signs” in Eastern Ukraine, hopes for a new and more constructive approach from Russia have emerged. While the peace talks that were planned to take place this week between...

    OSCE: Rocket exploded near bus in Volnovakha
    Jan15

    OSCE: Rocket exploded near bus in Volnovakha

    Observers from the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine say shrapnel damage seen on a civilian bus hit near Volnovakha indicates a rocket exploded nearby. …read more Source:...

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