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    No sanctions relief for Russia until forces leave Ukraine: U.S. diplomat
    Oct09

    No sanctions relief for Russia until forces leave Ukraine: U.S. diplomat

    BERLIN (Reuters) – A senior U.S. diplomat said on Thursday there should be no sanctions relief for Russia until all foreign forces and equipment have left Ukraine, Kiev’s sovereignty over its border has been restored and all hostages have been released. …read more Source:...

    MH17: one passenger was wearing oxygen mask when he died
    Oct09

    MH17: one passenger was wearing oxygen mask when he died

    Dutch prosecutors say Australian man had mask around neck, raising questions over what passengers may have known of fateThe body of one passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, Dutch prosecutors said on Thursday, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate when the plane crashed...

    Belarus: Ukraine crisis brings Lukashenko into the game
    Oct09

    Belarus: Ukraine crisis brings Lukashenko into the game

    “If one country has benefitted from the Ukraine crisis, it’s Belarus,” writes Nezavissimaïa Gazeta, noting Minsk has recently brushed off its international pariah status and that the peers of President Alexander Lukashenko no longer treat him as the leader no one wants to be seen with. But if Belarus’s role in the negotiations to...

    EU-Ukraine: ‘Brussels and Kiev ratify association agreement’
    Oct09

    EU-Ukraine: ‘Brussels and Kiev ratify association agreement’

    On 16 September the European and Ukrainian Parliaments simultaneously ratified on a large majority the EU-Ukraine association agreement, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The agreement’s economic part will come into force in 2016, specifies the German daily, according to which before then — the parties will have to find a solution to...

    European Security: ‘Assuring the Balts’
    Oct09

    European Security: ‘Assuring the Balts’

    Speaking in Tallinn, Estonia, on 3 September, on the way to the Nato summit in Wales, United States president Barack Obama assured the Baltic States they are safe under the military pact’s umbrella, Gazeta Wyborcza reports. President Obama stressed that — we will defend our Nato allies, and that means every ally. In this alliance, there are...

    EU-Russia: ‘Ukraine — War against Europe’
    Oct09

    EU-Russia: ‘Ukraine — War against Europe’

    “The European Union is about to set up new sanctions against Russia if the situation in Ukraine has not drifted towards an ending to the crisis within a week”, writes Libération, according to which Russian president Vladimir Putin “does not like ultimatums and does not believe in the effectiveness of Western sanctions”. After “being long...

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Invasion’
    Oct09

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Invasion’

    Two days after talks took place in Minsk between the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Kiev accused Russia on 28 August of having “deployed army units on the Ukrainian territory”, reports Den. According to the Kiev daily, Previously Russia has supplied heavy weapons and mercenaries to the...

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Nato will have a spearhead’
    Oct09

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Nato will have a spearhead’

    In an attempt to bolster the security of its Eastern flank in Europe, Nato plans to develop its rapid response forces, the pact’s chief Anders Foghs Rasmussen said in an interview given to six major European newspapers, headlines Gazeta Wyborcza. The plan will require that Nato pre-positions basic equipment and supplies in host nations....

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Meeting with “Putin’s reality”’
    Oct09

    Crisis in Ukraine: ‘Meeting with “Putin’s reality”’

    On 26 August Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, during an EU-Ukraine-Eurasian Union summit, reports Den. After the meeting, the first direct talks on the crisis in his country, Poroshenko said that “a roadmap will be prepared in order to achieve, as soon as...

    One MH17 plane victim was wearing an oxygen mask: Dutch minister
    Oct09

    One MH17 plane victim was wearing an oxygen mask: Dutch minister

    One of the passengers on flight MH17, the Malaysian Airways plane brought down by a rocket in eastern Ukraine in July, had an oxygen mask on, foreign minister Frans Timmermans told a television talk show on Wednesday afternoon. …read more Source:...

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