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    Instagram pictures suggest Russian soldier served in Ukraine
    Jul31

    Instagram pictures suggest Russian soldier served in Ukraine

    Russian MP prepares legal changes to crack down on social media access after series of embarrassments …read more Source: The...

    Crash investigators access MH17 site
    Jul31

    Crash investigators access MH17 site

    Ukraine says military operations against Russian-backed separatists have been halted for one day in a 20-kilometre vicinity around the crash site …read more Source: Financial...

    Russian soldier betrays missile secrets via Instagram
    Jul31

    Russian soldier betrays missile secrets via Instagram

    A Russian soldier may have inadvertently given away information about the presence of troops capable of operating missile launchers inside Ukraine… …read more Source: The...

    Serbian trucks blocked in Ukraine because “Serbs are Russian allies”
    Jul31

    Serbian trucks blocked in Ukraine because “Serbs are Russian allies”

    RATNE, Ukraine – In the town of Ratne, ten kilometers from the border of Ukraine and Belarus, eight Serbian refrigerated trucks that …read more Source:...

    EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet
    Jul31

    EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union formally adopted sanctions on Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks over Moscow’s support for rebels in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Sanctions on Russia: This is going to hurt
    Jul31

    Sanctions on Russia: This is going to hurt

    IT MAY not be, as leaders in Washington and Brussels insist, the start of a new cold war. But the punitive sanctions against Russia announced by the European Union and America on July 29th bring to an end a 25-year-long quest to make Moscow a partner of the West. How long the rupture will last and whether it intensifies will depend upon the...

    Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putins soaring popularity at home |  Marc Bennetts
    Jul31

    Why nothing will dent Vladimir Putins soaring popularity at home | Marc Bennetts

    Neither western sanctions nor claims of Russias involvement in flight MH17 influence its citizens, who live on a diet of state propagandaThere is a satirical cartoon doing the rounds online in Russia that depicts a figure slouched in front of a television set, both the screen and the anonymous viewers brain filled with identical swirls of...

    The war in Ukraine: Closing in
    Jul31

    The war in Ukraine: Closing in

    THE battle for eastern Ukraine may be entering a decisive phase. Since early July Ukraine’s re-energised armed forces have been on the offensive against 15,000 or so Russian-backed separatists. The Ukrainians are close to achieving two important objectives: surrounding Donetsk, the region’s biggest city, and establishing some control...

    Poland’s highway overhaul
    Jul31

    Poland’s highway overhaul

    Despite the huge amounts of money spent on Polish roads over the past few years, the country’s high-speed road infrastructure is still patchy at best, although the new EU budget for 2014-2020 promises to change this by John Beauchamp Ten years ago, traveling across Poland by car was the stuff of nightmares. Major east-west routes were...

    New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides
    Jul31

    New EU sanctions hit top Putin aides

    A former judo sparring partner of Vladimir Putin is among three of the Russian president’s close aides on a new EU sanctions list. …read more Source:...

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