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    From Facebook to the frontline: Ukrainian-Estonians forging international ties
    Dec30

    From Facebook to the frontline: Ukrainian-Estonians forging international ties

    The Conflict in Ukraine has seen families and communities torn apart, both in the affected country and also in Estonia, where there is a sizeable community of ethnic Ukrainians. We investigate if the view of Ukraine from Estonia has changed in the past twelve months, as a result of how the conflict has affected communities and business. What has...

    President Zeman rejects senators´ criticism of his foreign policy
    Dec30

    President Zeman rejects senators´ criticism of his foreign policy

    Prague – Czech President Milos Zeman defends his foreign policy and in particular his attitude to China and the crisis in Ukraine in his short reply to a critical letter by a group of centrist senators… …read more Source: České...

    UN: 4,771 people killed during conflict in Donbas
    Dec30

    UN: 4,771 people killed during conflict in Donbas

    A total of 4,771 people in eastern Ukraine have been killed over the last eight months, and the number of injured is 10,360 people. …read more Source:...

    Putin is no genius, says Obama
    Dec30

    Putin is no genius, says Obama

    “Strategic and tough sanctions against Moscow have effectively battled Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine,” says Barack Obama.AFP is quoting the U.S. president as saying in an interview broadcast on Monday that “Putin had convinced many in Washington that he was a genius for his lightning-quick...

    Hijacked Printers in Eastern Ukraine and Russia Print Pro-Ukraine Messages
    Dec30

    Hijacked Printers in Eastern Ukraine and Russia Print Pro-Ukraine Messages

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. As the world watches Russian soldiers and Russian-backed separatists occupy Ukrainian administration buildings, cities, and even an entire peninsula, a group of Ukrainian hackers is fighting back by launching an invasion of their own. Since this summer, Ukrainian hacker Yevgeniy Dokukin and his group of fellow...

    Wealthy Russians mock rouble crisis by posting pictures of caviar under #whatcrisis hashtag
    Dec30

    Wealthy Russians mock rouble crisis by posting pictures of caviar under #whatcrisis hashtag

    Не дождетесь!) #Whatcrisis #Russia #sanctions You are not able to destroy us) @MailOnline pic.twitter.com/4cpI6VVgZ0 — Tatiana Felitsina (@TanyaFelice7) December 30, 2014 As the Russian economy spirals downwards due to western trade sanctions, a few citizens are eager to prove that a slight drop in the rouble hasn’t put a dent in their...

    [Ticker] Poroshenko announces Ukraine summit in January
    Dec30

    [Ticker] Poroshenko announces Ukraine summit in January

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko on Monday announced plans to meet Russian, German, and French leaders in the Kazakh capital Astana on 15 January for a summit to stabilise the ceasefire agreed in September. Also on Monday, the Kiev parliament passed the 2015 budget, cutting social benefits while boosting military spending. …read...

    Ukraine leader to meet Putin, Merkel and Hollande
    Dec30

    Ukraine leader to meet Putin, Merkel and Hollande

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France on January 15 to discuss ongoing peace efforts with Moscow-backed rebels. …read more Source: The Local...

    Lithuania’s ambassador to Ukraine becomes national radio’s Person of the Year 2014
    Dec30

    Lithuania’s ambassador to Ukraine becomes national radio’s Person of the Year 2014

    Lithuania’s national radio LRT gave the Person of the Year 2014 title to Lithuania’s ambassador to Ukraine, signatory of the Independence Act Petras Vaitiekunas. He was awarded for his diplomatic courage, reports LETA/ELTA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Czech press survey – December 30
    Dec30

    Czech press survey – December 30

    Prague – The popularity of President Vladimir Putin increased after the Russian invasion of Crimea in the spring, similarly as after the war with Georgia in 2008 and fighting in the Caucasus in 1999… …read more Source: České...

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