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    Russia to recognize separatist elections in eastern Ukraine
    Oct28

    Russia to recognize separatist elections in eastern Ukraine

    The Kremlin will recognize upcoming elections in Ukraine’s separatist eastern regions, according to Russia’s foreign minister. Kyiv has accused Moscow of undermining efforts to end the conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine unlikely to receive IMF loan tranche this year – finance minister
    Oct28

    Ukraine unlikely to receive IMF loan tranche this year – finance minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine is unlikely to receive a second tranche of a $17-billion loan program from the International Monetary Fund this year as expected, Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said on Tuesday, in the latest economic blow to the debt-ridden country. …read more Source:...

    Russia backs separatist vote in Ukraine
    Oct28

    Russia backs separatist vote in Ukraine

    Kiev accuses Moscow of violating shaky peace deal after foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will recognise Donbass pollsRussia has announced it will recognise separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, fuelling tensions with the countrys newly elected pro-western leaders as they negotiate on forming a coalition government.The rebel...

    [Ticker] MH17 ‘not likely’ to have been result of accident, say investigators
    Oct28

    [Ticker] MH17 ‘not likely’ to have been result of accident, say investigators

    The Dutch public prosecutor, who is investigating the July crash of the MH17 plane in Ukraine, is focussing on an attack from the ground or air. Two other scenarios – an accident or attack from within the plane – are “not likely”, the Dutch government told parliament in a letter. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putins Eurasian Economic Union gets ready to take on the world
    Oct28

    Vladimir Putins Eurasian Economic Union gets ready to take on the world

    Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus at heart of post-Soviet trading bloc that aspires to commerce but not communityUntil the last moment Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, held out for 7 October, to coincide with Vladimir Putins birthday. But in the end the parliament in Minsk ratified the treaty on Eurasian Economic Union on 9 October,...

    Russia supports Ukraine rebel vote
    Oct28

    Russia supports Ukraine rebel vote

    Russia says it will recognise the results of controversial rebel elections in eastern Ukraine, planned for 2 November. …read more Source:...

    Poland says to beef up military on its eastern border
    Oct28

    Poland says to beef up military on its eastern border

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland said on Tuesday it is drawing up a long-term plan to shift some of its military strength towards its eastern border, closer to Ukraine and Russia, in response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Poland congratulates Ukraine on ‘pro-reform’ election
    Oct28

    Poland congratulates Ukraine on ‘pro-reform’ election

    Poland’s president Bronislaw Komorowski has congratulated his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko after a victory for pro-reform candidates in Sunday’s general election. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Balancing act for Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko
    Oct28

    Balancing act for Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko

    The delicate task facing Ukraine’s president …read more Source:...

    Russian and Ukrainian Musicians Caught Between Conflict, Bitter Rhetoric and Bans
    Oct28

    Russian and Ukrainian Musicians Caught Between Conflict, Bitter Rhetoric and Bans

    Andrei Makarevich wears a ribbon with the colors of the Ukrainian Flag in the March of Peace in Moscow on March 15th. Image from Wikimedia Commons As Russian singer Andrei Makarevich was performing at the House of Music in Moscow on September 25, , members of the unregistered nationalist party “Other Russia” disrupted the show, yelled “Traitor!”...

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