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    How the Russian Orthodox Church answers Putin’s prayers in Ukraine
    Oct06

    How the Russian Orthodox Church answers Putin’s prayers in Ukraine

    MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – After weeks of defying international pleas to free eight European officials they had captured in May, pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine released them unexpectedly in June following a public appeal by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Western government wins Latvia elections
    Oct06

    Pro-Western government wins Latvia elections

    Latvia’s top Russia-friendly party scored worse than in previous elections and is likely to stay out of government, amid concerns over Russia’s war on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s information war in Lithuania
    Oct06

    Russia’s information war in Lithuania

    The Lithuanian State Security Department has issued a booklet with tips on how to recognise a spy as citizens amid a febrile atmosphere in the aftermath of Russia’s agression in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    NATO can deploy troops “wherever it wants”
    Oct06

    NATO can deploy troops “wherever it wants”

    NATO can deploy its forces wherever it wants, new NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said.According to a Reuters report, with the statement he “apparently called into question post-Cold War agreements that have been shaken by Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine.” …read more Source:...

    NATO can put troops wherever it wants, new secretary-general says
    Oct06

    NATO can put troops wherever it wants, new secretary-general says

    WARSAW (Reuters) – New NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that the Western alliance could deploy its forces wherever it wants, apparently calling into question post-Cold War agreements that have been shaken by Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Uneasy ceasefire in Ukraine sees fresh violence
    Oct05

    Uneasy ceasefire in Ukraine sees fresh violence

    The delicate truce between Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine was broken again on Sunday. New NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is optimistic that the situation can be resolved. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Latvia’s ruling parties win election dominated by Russian issue
    Oct05

    Latvia’s ruling parties win election dominated by Russian issue

    RIGA (Reuters) – Latvia’s hawkish center ruling coalition has won a clear majority in a general election, results showed on Sunday, after taking a hard line over the actions of Russia, its neighbor and former ruler, in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine military says separatists violate month-old ceasefire
    Oct05

    Ukraine military says separatists violate month-old ceasefire

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military accused Russian-backed separatists of fresh violations of a month-old ceasefire on Sunday, saying their forces came under attack in several parts of the east including the airport at the big city of Donetsk. …read more Source:...

    Latvias ruling coalition keeps Russia-leaning party at bay in election
    Oct05

    Latvias ruling coalition keeps Russia-leaning party at bay in election

    Harmony party, backed mainly by ethnic Russians, wins largest number of votes, but is unlikely to secure a role in governmentA party mainly backed by ethnic Russians won the largest number of votes in Latvias parliamentary elections this weekend, but is likely to be shut out of government after fears over a resurgent Kremlin dominated the...

    [Ticker] Russia-friendly party wins most votes in Latvia
    Oct05

    [Ticker] Russia-friendly party wins most votes in Latvia

    Saskanas Centrs, a left-wing Russia-friendly party in Latvia won 23% of votes in elections Saturday, but a coalition of centre-right ethnic Latvian parties got 60% and is set to stay in power. The result puts Saskanas Centrs five points lower than in 2011, amid concerns over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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