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    Ukraine and Russia agree to pull  back heavy weapons
    Jan22

    Ukraine and Russia agree to pull back heavy weapons

    Author(s): Dan Alexe h_51733955.jpg After a marathon of talks in Berlin, Ukraine and Russia agreed to pull back heavy weapons in the east of the country. Frank-Walter Steinmeier made the announcement late last night after a marathon of talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Ukraine’s Pavlo Klimkin and Laurent Fabius of France....

    Ukraine and Russia agree dividing line for pulling back heavy weapons
    Jan22

    Ukraine and Russia agree dividing line for pulling back heavy weapons

    German foreign minister says meeting with counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France reached deal for withdrawalDiplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed on Wednesday a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons, just hours after separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower to an emerging flashpoint in eastern...

    Ukraine Crisis Talks Agree Heavy Weapons Deal
    Jan22

    Ukraine Crisis Talks Agree Heavy Weapons Deal

    Russia is accused of “a blatant land grab” as officials meet to try to curb the latest escalation in fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Sky...

    Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line amid surge in fighting
    Jan22

    Russia, Ukraine agree pullback line amid surge in fighting

    Diplomats from Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday on a dividing line from where both sides should pull back their heavy weapons, just hours after separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: France...

    EU’s review of Russian policy off to rocky start
    Jan22

    EU’s review of Russian policy off to rocky start

    The European Union’s member states struggled this week to launch a review of their long-term strategy towards Russia against the background of intensified fighting in Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists. A discussion about the EU’s relations with Russia had long been scheduled for the agenda of a meeting of foreign ministers on Monday...

    Foreign ministers tune in to ways of hitting back at Russian media bias
    Jan22

    Foreign ministers tune in to ways of hitting back at Russian media bias

    There was no shortage of Orwellian moments at the European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday (19 January), as leaders agreed to explore extraordinary measures to counter Russia’s “active propaganda campaign” – and then vowed that their response would not itself amount to propaganda. “We are losing this information...

    Where our problems lie
    Jan22

    Where our problems lie

    The Snow Meeting organised by the Lithuanian foreign ministry each January is a highlight of the European security calendar. It is like Davos, except that attendance is measured in dozens, not thousands, and is in the lovely lakeside surroundings of Trakai, not that drab Swiss ski resort. Another difference is deep expertise: the politicians,...

    Rafał Trzaskowski – sociable patriot
    Jan22

    Rafał Trzaskowski – sociable patriot

    Starring in “Our Backyard”, a 1980 Polish children’s television series, eight-year-old Rafał Trzaskowski appeared to have a promising career as an actor in his sights. It did not work out that way. Thirty-five years later as an expert on European Union affairs, he has moved smoothly from academia to the European Parliament and on to...

    Ukraine, Russia agree on demarcation line for heavy artillery pull-back
    Jan22

    Ukraine, Russia agree on demarcation line for heavy artillery pull-back

    High-level talks in Berlin have yielded progress toward a ceasefire in Ukraine. Representatives from Kyiv and Moscow have to pull back heavy arms from the front lines in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum
    Jan22

    Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage. …read more Source:...

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