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    Ukraine: girl narrowly escapes falling glass as Donetsk arena shelled – video
    Oct21

    Ukraine: girl narrowly escapes falling glass as Donetsk arena shelled – video

    CCTV footage catches the moment a girl narrowly escapes a massive piece of glass falling from Donetsk Donbass arena. A large part of the glass facade comes away after intense shelling on Monday. Shelling is continuing in the rebel-held city despite a ceasefire agreement between rebels and Ukrainian military … …read more Source: The...

    [Ticker] Former Polish FM under fire over Ukraine remarks
    Oct21

    [Ticker] Former Polish FM under fire over Ukraine remarks

    Former Polish FM, now parliament speaker, Sikorski has been criticised in Warsaw for comments to Politico magazine that Russia offered Poland to partition Ukraine in 2008. He first said he “misunderstood” what was said at the Russia-Poland meeting, then that his “memory failed him” and the meeting never took place....

    [Ticker] Congolese lawyer wins EU rights prize
    Oct21

    [Ticker] Congolese lawyer wins EU rights prize

    Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor who specialises in treating rape victims and who set up a hospital in Bukavu, in the war-torn African state, has won the EP’s 2014 Sakharov prize of freedom of thought. Other finalists were jailed Azerbaijani activist Leyla Yunus and the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian troops ‘used banned cluster bombs’ on populated rebel cities, report claims
    Oct21

    Ukrainian troops ‘used banned cluster bombs’ on populated rebel cities, report claims

    Ukraine vows full inquiry into claims by Human Rights Watch that troops used controversial munitions on civilian areas …read more Source: The...

    Report: Ukraine military has used cluster bombs
    Oct21

    Report: Ukraine military has used cluster bombs

    A human rights group has reported the use of cluster bombs by the Ukrainian military during its fight against separatist rebels in the east of the country. Kyiv has denied implementing the weapons, which are illegal. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament
    Oct21

    War heroes and activists to shape new-look Ukraine parliament

    KIEV (Reuters) – Out will go the bodyguards and mistresses, in are likely to come the street activists and war veterans: Ukraine’s next parliament will be pro-Western and strongly nationalist, and it won’t be to Russia’s liking. …read more Source:...

    EU upholds sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine crisis, Moscow responds  – The Baltic Times
    Oct21

    EU upholds sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine crisis, Moscow responds – The Baltic Times

    The EU has agreed to furthering sanctions against Russia amid the crisis in the Ukraine. The announcement came after the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday. The Foreign Min… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Putin offered the partition of Ukraine in 2008 – a new Polish political earthquake
    Oct21

    Putin offered the partition of Ukraine in 2008 – a new Polish political earthquake

    Author(s): Dan Alexe h_02106852.jpg A new earthquake in Polish politics is following the one back in June, when in leaked recordings Radoslaw Sikorski, now president of the Sejm, but then Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, was heard saying: “You know that Polish-American alliance is worth nothing. It’s even harmful, because it...

    Cluster bombs used in eastern Ukraine, says human rights group
    Oct21

    Cluster bombs used in eastern Ukraine, says human rights group

    Human Rights Watch evidence suggests use by Ukrainian government forces – and possibly rebels – in Donetsk attacksEvidence collected by New York-based Human Rights Watch suggests both government forces and pro-Russian separatists have used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine.A spokesmen for the Kiev governments military operation...

    Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal
    Oct21

    Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies on Tuesday as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union’s energy commissioner. …read more Source:...

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