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    Ukraine crisis: Fragile ‘ceasefire’ gives way to an increased wave of military activity in the east
    Nov13

    Ukraine crisis: Fragile ‘ceasefire’ gives way to an increased wave of military activity in the east

    It has been a year of permanent stress for Georgy Tuka. What with raising enough money to provide Ukraine’s “Maidan warriors” with basic body protection, and stepping into the governmental void, the 50-year old entrepreneur-turned-activist has had no time to rest. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine-Russian border ‘completely wide open’, warns NATO commander – video
    Nov13

    Ukraine-Russian border ‘completely wide open’, warns NATO commander – video

    Nato’s chief military commander says the international border between Ukraine and Russia is ‘completely porous’, with Russian-backed troops, money and weaponry flowing freely between the two countries. Philip Breedlove, the US general who is supreme allied commander in Europe, says Russian-backed forces are being sent into...

    ‘Disturbing’ Russian troop activity in eastern Ukraine
    Nov13

    ‘Disturbing’ Russian troop activity in eastern Ukraine

    Poland’s defence minister has expressed concern over NATO reports that Russian troops and military equipment have re-entered eastern Ukraine to assist separatist forces there. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    G20: What is Vladimir Putin’s agenda – in 90 Seconds
    Nov13

    G20: What is Vladimir Putin’s agenda – in 90 Seconds

    Vladimir Putin joins the G20 summit in Brisbane against a backdrop of rising international tension over Ukraine, accusations over the MH17 plane crash tragedy and a falling rouble …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels ready for violent fight: Steinmeier
    Nov13

    Ukraine rebels ready for violent fight: Steinmeier

    Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday warned there are signs that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are readying for major military clashes with troops of the Western-leaning government. …read more Source: The Local...

    Australia tracking nearby Russian vessels
    Nov13

    Australia tracking nearby Russian vessels

    Australia has said it is tracking four Russian naval vessels off its north coast, with relations between the two nations strained after the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Russia fuelling Ukraine war, says US
    Nov13

    Russia fuelling Ukraine war, says US

    The US accuses Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country. …read more Source:...

    Mogherini puts focus on Ukraine
    Nov13

    Mogherini puts focus on Ukraine

    Federica Mogherini, the new head of EU foreign and security policy, will for the first time assume the chair of the European Union’s foreign affairs council on Monday and Tuesday (17-18 November), by focusing on Ukraine and reviewing the state of defence co-operation between the EU’s member states. The major immediate decisions on...

    No winners if UK heads to the exit
    Nov13

    No winners if UK heads to the exit

    Britain is harming Europe and will cause further harm if it leaves the European Union. Normally, a ‘Brexit’ is discussed only in terms of the damage it might inflict on British economic and political interests. Little is said about its potentially damaging impact on the EU and its future development. This is partly a reflection of the...

    A triumphalist West?
    Nov13

    A triumphalist West?

    Anniversaries are marvellous excuses for lazy journalism. Instead of the difficult business of reporting real news, editors can simply ask some reliable old buffers to dust off their notebooks, polish their anecdotes, and relive their glory days. The 25th anniversary of the collapse of communism in Europe has prompted much such writing. In past...

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