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    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Invasion’
    Oct09

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Invasion’

    Two days after talks took place in Minsk between the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Kiev accused Russia on 28 August of having “deployed army units on the Ukrainian territory”, reports Den. According to the Kiev daily, Previously Russia has supplied heavy weapons and mercenaries to the...

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Nato will have a spearhead’
    Oct09

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Nato will have a spearhead’

    In an attempt to bolster the security of its Eastern flank in Europe, Nato plans to develop its rapid response forces, the pact’s chief Anders Foghs Rasmussen said in an interview given to six major European newspapers, headlines Gazeta Wyborcza. The plan will require that Nato pre-positions basic equipment and supplies in host nations....

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Meeting with “Putin’s reality”’
    Oct09

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Meeting with “Putin’s reality”’

    On 26 August Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, during an EU-Ukraine-Eurasian Union summit, reports Den. After the meeting, the first direct talks on the crisis in his country, Poroshenko said that “a roadmap will be prepared in order to achieve, as soon as...

    Azerbaijan Pursues Drones, New Security Options
    Oct09

    Azerbaijan Pursues Drones, New Security Options

    By Shahin AbbasovBAKU, Oct 4 2014 (EurasiaNet)Heightened tensions with longtime foe Armenia over breakaway Nagorno Karabakh and mediator Russia’s Ukrainian adventure appear to be pushing Caspian-Sea energy power Azerbaijan ever more strongly toward a military strategy of self-reliance.The strategy comes via two approaches: first, a build-up...

    Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead
    Oct09

    Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead

    By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 2014 (IPS)When the United Nations commemorated its first ever “international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists was: are we anywhere closer to abolishing the deadly weapons or are we moving further and further away from their...

    Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East
    Oct09

    Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

    By Joanna LillisTASHKENT, Sep 13 2014 (EurasiaNet)Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states.First, officials in Kazakhstan were chagrined to hear comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, during a recent town-hall-style meeting with university students, appeared to denigrate Kazakhstani statehood....

    One MH17 plane victim was wearing an oxygen mask: Dutch minister
    Oct09

    One MH17 plane victim was wearing an oxygen mask: Dutch minister

    One of the passengers on flight MH17, the Malaysian Airways plane brought down by a rocket in eastern Ukraine in July, had an oxygen mask on, foreign minister Frans Timmermans told a television talk show on Wednesday afternoon. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin
    Oct09

    Russia’s Putin may have talks with Ukraine leader next week: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin could hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week on the sidelines of a summit of Asian and European leaders in Milan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Putin to meet EU leaders in Milan
    Oct09

    [Ticker] Putin to meet EU leaders in Milan

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is to hold bilaterals with French, German, and Italian leaders at an EU-Asia summit in Milan on 15 and 16 October, Italian press agency Ansa reports citing a Putin aide. The aide said Putin might also meet Ukraine’s Poroshenko amid a fragile ceasefire in the war. …read more Source:...

    MH17 passenger ‘had oxygen mask on’
    Oct09

    MH17 passenger ‘had oxygen mask on’

    The Dutch foreign minister reveals that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of MH17 over Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. …read more Source:...

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