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    EXCLUSIVE: Robert Gates advocates carrot-and-stick approach to North Korea
    Sep16

    EXCLUSIVE: Robert Gates advocates carrot-and-stick approach to North Korea

    In an exclusive interview on the margins of the Yalta European Strategy forum in Kyiv, Ukraine, Former US Defense Secretary Gates suggested Washington should attempt to reach out the reclusive state to find a political solution to the crisis. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Parents protest against deaths at children’s camp
    Sep16

    Ukraine: Parents protest against deaths at children’s camp

    Footage shows parents protesting in Odessa, Ukraine, over a deadly fire at a children’s camp. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine PM says gas price review wanted by IMF is underway
    Sep16

    Ukraine PM says gas price review wanted by IMF is underway

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, said on Saturday the government was reviewing the way it sets domestic gas bills to make sure market prices are taken into account – a bid to answer demands under a $17.5-billion IMF aid program. …read more Source:...

    Misha’s return reignites Ukraine’s political bonfires
    Sep16

    Misha’s return reignites Ukraine’s political bonfires

    KIEV — Mikheil Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine will have ramifications for the former Georgian president and for his adopted homeland. The question is not whether Saakashvili will cause disruption, but how much? Within hours of his return, the man known to his supporters as “Misha” had already galvanized anti-government forces to promise a...

    Ex-Georgia leader Mikheil Saakashvili enters Ukraine
    Sep16

    Ex-Georgia leader Mikheil Saakashvili enters Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, entered Ukraine on Sunday despite being barred from the country, according to media reports. Hundreds of supporters, including former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, helped Saakashvili push past Ukrainian border guards at Poland’s Medyka border crossing to force his way into the...

    Debate: Education law in Ukraine causes friction
    Sep16

    Debate: Education law in Ukraine causes friction

    The parliament in Kiev has passed an education law aimed at modernising Ukraine’s school system. Fierce criticism of the law has been voiced in Hungary and Russia, while Romania and Poland have been more moderate in their appraisals. Critics in these countries find it outrageous that classes in minority languages are to be severely...

    Putin’s proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access: Merkel
    Sep16

    Putin’s proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access: Merkel

    BERLIN(Reuters) – Any United Nations peacekeepers sent to eastern Ukraine must be granted access to the entirety of the region held by Moscow-backed separatists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access: Merkel
    Sep16

    Putin’s proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access: Merkel

    BERLIN(Reuters) – Any United Nations peacekeepers sent to eastern Ukraine must be granted access to the entirety of the region held by Moscow-backed separatists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine releases Austrian ex-judo champ suspected of child sex abuse
    Sep16

    Ukraine releases Austrian ex-judo champ suspected of child sex abuse

    Austrian former Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher, wanted on charges of child sex abuse, was freed by Ukrainian justice officials pending an extradition hearing, prosecutors said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The Local...

    The Weekly Tripwire – Issue 8
    Sep15

    The Weekly Tripwire – Issue 8

    Russia ‘shining of the good’ – Freedom House slams the two region’s HR record – Russification of Gali schools advances – Russian bases cajole children – Military keep training – Khajimba wants a new road to Russia – Tskhinvali strengthens Donbass link – The [Russian] Eagle has landed...

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