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    Tusk and Mogherini appointed to EU’s top jobs
    Aug30

    Tusk and Mogherini appointed to EU’s top jobs

    Donald Tusk is to leave the prime ministership of Poland to become president of the European Council in succession to Herman Van Rompuy. His appointment balances the choice of Federica Mogherini, Italy’s foreign minister, as the European Union’s high representative for foreign policy. The decisions were announced by Van Rompuy, who...

    Ukraine: Mariupol digs trenches, prepares to defend city
    Aug30

    Ukraine: Mariupol digs trenches, prepares to defend city

    Locals from Mariupol in eastern Ukraine have been digging trenches and are poised to defend what many fear will be the next battle zone. Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    On the borders of ‘New Russia’, pro-Putin forces point their tanks towards central Ukraine
    Aug30

    On the borders of ‘New Russia’, pro-Putin forces point their tanks towards central Ukraine

    The arrival of troops in the town of Novoazovsk has triggered fears of a Russian invasion …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine near ‘point of no return’
    Aug30

    Ukraine near ‘point of no return’

    Ukraine’s president says his country is “close to a point of no return – full scale-war”, as the EU discusses more sanctions against Russia. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko happy with EU cooperation, expecting to receive non-lethel weapons
    Aug30

    Poroshenko happy with EU cooperation, expecting to receive non-lethel weapons

    Author(s): Konstantin Tsapogas – von Taube poroshenko_van_r.jpg Satisfied with the full coordination between the EU and Ukraine, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said that, while security issues will be discussed at next weeks NATO summit in Wales, his country will receive non-lethal weapons from EU member states. …read more...

    Ukraine: Mariupol residents fortify the city in preparation for rebel advance – video
    Aug30

    Ukraine: Mariupol residents fortify the city in preparation for rebel advance – video

    Residents of eastern Ukrainian port city Mariupol dig trenches and build sand barricades on Saturday after separatist rebels threatened to take the city. Rebels have been advancing along the Sea of Azov coast. Mariupol is a strategically important industrial city for the Ukrainian government and is situated around 35m from the Russian border...

    Putin warned by European leaders not to go past ‘the point of no return’ – video
    Aug30

    Putin warned by European leaders not to go past ‘the point of no return’ – video

    Outgoing European commission president José Manuel Barroso says the EU is willing to listen to Russia’s concerns if the conflict in eastern Ukraine does not go past ‘the point of no return’. As Russia prepares to send a second aid convoy and shelling continues in the east, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is in Brussels for...

    VIDEO: ‘Ukraine close to point of no return’
    Aug30

    VIDEO: ‘Ukraine close to point of no return’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that “we are very close to the point of no return, which is full scale war” with Russia. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU ambassadors toughen up Russia conclusions
    Aug30

    [Ticker] EU ambassadors toughen up Russia conclusions

    EU ambassadors Saturday strengthened summit conclusions on Russia. Earlier drafts spoke of “reported participation” of Russian soldiers in fighting inside Ukraine and said the EU will “consider” new sanctions. Saturday’s text confirms there are “actions by Russian armed forces on Ukrainian soil” and calls...

    Tension high in Ukrainian border towns menaced by Russian forces
    Aug30

    Tension high in Ukrainian border towns menaced by Russian forces

    Russian soldiers are nowhere to be seen in city captured by rebels, but locals insist that the Kremlin’s troops led the advanceAs Ukraine’s president told an EU summit in Brussels that there were now “thousands” of Russian troops operating in his country, they had all but disappeared from view in the eastern town that has...

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