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    Pro-Russia separatists hold leadership elections in two Ukraine enclaves
    Nov02

    Pro-Russia separatists hold leadership elections in two Ukraine enclaves

    Kiev and western powers refuse to recognise votes in Donetsk and Lugansk Peoples Republics, held amid continuing fightingPro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine hold controversial leadership elections on Sunday which Kiev and the west have refused to recognise and which threaten to deepen the international crisis over the conflict.Fighting...

    Ukraine crisis: The West will not accept result of a ballot for autonomy in Donetsk
    Nov02

    Ukraine crisis: The West will not accept result of a ballot for autonomy in Donetsk

    The last time Roman Lyagin organised a ballot in Donetsk, the situation in the city was different. Kiev still held most levers of power, while Mr Lyagin and other Russian-backed separatists had barricaded themselves in the regional administration building, awaiting an assault by special forces that never materialised. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russian rebels vote for leader in war-torn eastern Ukraine
    Nov02

    Pro-Russian rebels vote for leader in war-torn eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists will vote to set up a breakaway regional leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday aiming to take their war-torn region closer to Russia and defying Kiev and the West as the big guns still boom across the territory. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s rebel strongholds prepare for controversial vote
    Nov01

    Ukraine’s rebel strongholds prepare for controversial vote

    Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine rebels prepare for separatist elections in Donetsk and Luhansk
    Nov01

    Ukraine rebels prepare for separatist elections in Donetsk and Luhansk

    Tight security is surrounding the build-up to Sunday’s separatist elections in eastern Ukraine. The ballots are rejected as illegitimate by Kviv,… …read more Source:...

    Violence flares ahead of Donetsk, Luhansk polls
    Nov01

    Violence flares ahead of Donetsk, Luhansk polls

    Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in attacks in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, on the eve of elections in two self-declared Russian republics that threaten stability in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Six Ukraine soldiers die in eastern clashes with rebels: military
    Nov01

    Six Ukraine soldiers die in eastern clashes with rebels: military

    KIEV/DONETSK (Reuters) – Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Saturday, as a fragile ceasefire in the east was tested by heavy mortar fire in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk ahead of a rebel election. …read more Source:...

    The Barroso II legacy – an appraisal: Part I
    Nov01

    The Barroso II legacy – an appraisal: Part I

    José Manuel Barroso has stepped down after two terms as president of the European Commission. His second term, from early 2010 until 31 October 2014, was dominated by the eurozone’s economic crisis, which was at its most intense from 2011 to 2013. But an assessment of that second term should – like any assessment of, say, the presidencies...

    Ukraine: Poroshenko backs Yatsenyuk for new term as PM
    Nov01

    Ukraine: Poroshenko backs Yatsenyuk for new term as PM

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given his support to Arseny Yatsenyuk from the People’s Front Party for a new term as prime minister… …read more Source:...

    Russia, Ukraine reach deal to end natural gas cutoff for winter
    Nov01

    Russia, Ukraine reach deal to end natural gas cutoff for winter

    Russia agreed Thursday to resume selling natural gas to Ukraine, ending a cutoff that had threatened to leave Ukrainian households shivering as winter approached. The stopgap deal will secure critical energy supplies for Ukraine through March and will also help assure European countries that their own natural gas supply will not be disrupted...

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