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    Trzaskowski: Poland will not soften stance on Russia sanctions
    Dec04

    Trzaskowski: Poland will not soften stance on Russia sanctions

    Poland is against loosening its sanctions against Russia because of a lack of deescalation of the conflict in in Ukraine, European Affairs Minister Rafal Trzaskowski has said. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Khatskevich named head coach of Belarus national football team
    Dec04

    Khatskevich named head coach of Belarus national football team

    Georgy Kondratyev took the decision to leave following his team’s bad start in the Euro 2016 qualifying tournament. In Group C the Belarusians played in a draw (1-1) in Luxemburg and suffered three defeats in a row: 0-2 against Ukraine, 1-3 against Slovakia and 0-3 against Spain. Andrei Zygmantovich, Georgy Kondratyev’s assistant,...

    Ukraine cuts export from Russia twofold and increases from Belarus
    Dec04

    Ukraine cuts export from Russia twofold and increases from Belarus

    The import from Russia to Ukraine fell twofold, and the export declined by one third. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine on the agenda as Lavrov and Kerry hold talks
    Dec04

    Ukraine on the agenda as Lavrov and Kerry hold talks

    The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are meeting in Switzerland on the sidelines of a gathering of foreign ministers from the… …read more Source:...

    Georgia and Russia: Dreams deferred
    Dec04

    Georgia and Russia: Dreams deferred

    RUSSIA’S unacknowledged war in Ukraine did not start with the annexation of Crimea. The precedent was set six years earlier, during a five-day war between Russia and Georgia that resulted in Russia’s occupation of the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Unwilling to confront Russia directly, Western leaders instead blamed the...

    Moldova’s election: Slouching towards Europe
    Dec04

    Moldova’s election: Slouching towards Europe

    THE election in Moldova on November 30th was as dirty as could be. Pro-European parties accused the Russian intelligence services of illegally funding their opponents. Just before the poll, the courts banned one pro-Russian party for receiving money from abroad, a move its supporters called abusing the judiciary for political ends. In all...

    Charlemagne: Poland’s progress
    Dec04

    Charlemagne: Poland’s progress

    WHEN Poland joined the European Union in 2004, says Rafal Trzaskowski, its Europe minister, the old members feared it would be “as terrorising as Spain, as arrogant as France” and as keen on opt-outs as the British. Ten years later and they are more likely to come crawling for advice. Helped by large amounts of EU cash, Poland has become an...

    Kerry: Russia could rebuild trust with west by easing tensions with Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry: Russia could rebuild trust with west by easing tensions with Ukraine

    Kerry spoke at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which includes both the United States and Russia as partnersSecretary of state John Kerry said Thursday that Russia could rebuild its relations with the west “if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters” on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow...

    Ukraine’s New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media
    Dec04

    Ukraine’s New “Ministry of Truth” Ridiculed on Social Media

    Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. The creation of a new Ministry of Information Policy within the Ukrainian government has caused widespread consternation among Ukrainians, leading some to dub it the “Ministry of Truth.” Critics say the Orwellian department, aimed at protecting Ukraine in the information war with Russia, will only hinder freedom of...

    Poland’s Senate ratified agreement between EU and Ukraine
    Dec04

    Poland’s Senate ratified agreement between EU and Ukraine

    The Senate of Poland has ratified the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. …read more Source:...

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