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    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:...

    Diplomats move closer to agreement on buffer zones in Ukraine
    Jan22

    Diplomats move closer to agreement on buffer zones in Ukraine

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    Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US
    Jan22

    Ukraine rebels in land grab, says US

    US Secretary of State John Kerry accuses rebels in east Ukraine of a “blatant land grab”, amid talks in Berlin to try to de-escalate the violence. …read more Source:...

    Russia Has ‘9,000 Troops’ In Ukraine
    Jan21

    Russia Has ‘9,000 Troops’ In Ukraine

    Ukraine’s President claims the soldiers are trying to take more territory, as US officials crank up their condemnation of Russia. …read more Source: Sky...

    Russia and Ukraine in war of words as heavy fighting continues in east
    Jan21

    Russia and Ukraine in war of words as heavy fighting continues in east

    Moscow denies having 9,000 troops on the ground as Ukrainian artillery attacks claim civilian livesMoscow and Kiev again traded mutual accusations of warmongering on Wednesday, as fighting and heavy shelling continued on the ground in east Ukraine and residential areas continued to come under fire.Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, told...

    Vladimir Putin to visit Budapest on February 17
    Jan21

    Vladimir Putin to visit Budapest on February 17

    Csaba TóthVladimir Putin to visit Budapest on February 17 The official date of the Russian president’s visit to Budapest was announced on Wednesday by Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, Péter Szijjártó, on Hungary’s public radio. Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin...

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