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    Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea
    Dec01

    Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea

    Ukraine on Thursday carried out a series of missile tests near Russian-held Crimea, AFP reported. This latest incident follows last week’s arrest of an alleged Ukrainian spy by Russia and accusations from Moscow that two of its servicemen had been abducted in the region. Kiev and the West maintain Russia illegally annexed Crimea in...

    Containing the Chernobyl disaster 30 years on
    Dec01

    Containing the Chernobyl disaster 30 years on

    30 years ago the Chernobyl disaster resulted in the world’s worst civil nuclear accident. The radioactive fallout formed a cloud that contaminated vast areas of Ukraine and spread across Central and Western Europe. …read more Source: Radio France...

    Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea despite Russian ire
    Dec01

    Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea despite Russian ire

    Ukraine launches missile tests near Crimea, despite Russian threats to respond to the “provocation”. …read more Source:...

    Russia Will Not Allow Infringement of Its Rights, Putin Says
    Dec01

    Russia Will Not Allow Infringement of Its Rights, Putin Says

    Russian Vladimir Putin has asserted that his country will decide for its own future and will fork for a system of international relations not based on pretence for “hegemony”.“We don’t want any controversy… Unlike some of our international counterparts who are looking for enemies, Russia has never looked for enemies,” Putin has said...

    Ukraine missile drill to avoid Crimea airspace, military officials say
    Dec01

    Ukraine missile drill to avoid Crimea airspace, military officials say

    Move averts possible confrontation with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in 2014 and was angered by military exerciseUkraine’s military has said a two-day missile drill will avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in 2014. News of the tests starting on Thursday had...

    Putin says work on Russia’s bridge to Crimea is on schedule
    Dec01

    Putin says work on Russia’s bridge to Crimea is on schedule

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is pressing ahead with construction of a road and rail bridge to Crimea and work is on schedule, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday during his annual state of the nation address in the Kremlin. …read more Source:...

    Black Sea border services sign memorandum of cooperation
    Dec01

    Black Sea border services sign memorandum of cooperation

    Heads of border services of the Black Sea countries signed a memorandum of cooperation within the frameworks of their sitting in Bulgaria’s coastal town of Burgas. According to the document, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine will introduce a modernized automated system for information exchange on topics related to...

    Businessman plans to sue Government after wife refused visa for Christmas visit
    Dec01

    Businessman plans to sue Government after wife refused visa for Christmas visit

    A British businessman living in Ukraine today said he will sue the Government after his wife was refused a visa for a family trip to Britain. …read more Source: London Evening...

    Russian warships anchor off Crimea as Ukraine begins missile testing
    Dec01

    Russian warships anchor off Crimea as Ukraine begins missile testing

    WARSHIPS from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have taken up position off Crimea’s western coastline to help strengthen the peninsula’s air defences in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] France’s Macron wants closer ties with Russia
    Dec01

    [Ticker] France’s Macron wants closer ties with Russia

    France must reopen talks with Russia, centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told journalists on Wednesday. He said Russia must play a decisive role in ending the conflict in Syria, and that the removal of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad cannot be a prior condition to end the war. The former economy minister also favours renewed peace...

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