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    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis
    Jun01

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis

    Russians divided over who real members are, and whether romanticised past legitimises current paramilitary activity. The Moscow Times reportsIn Moscow, you don’t have be to rich to be a Cossack. A fake-fur version of their traditional red papakha hat will set you back about $10 (£6.80). The full regalia, including the horsemen’s...

    Romania’s president: Russia cannot intimidate us
    May31

    Romania’s president: Russia cannot intimidate us

    Romania’s president on Tuesday dismissed threats by Vladimir Putin that Romania could be targeted by Russian rockets because it hosts elements of a U.S. missile defense shield. Moscow “cannot intimidate us,” Klaus Iohannis said during a security conference at the presidential palace in Bucharest. Putin last week warned Romania and Poland...

    Ukraine’s fallen leader Viktor Yanukovych ‘paid bribes of $2 billion’ – or $1.4 million for every day he was president
    May31
    In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols
    May31

    In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols

    Goodbye Lenin: Ukraine rids itself of Soviet symbols …read more Source:...

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’
    May31

    German foreign minister: Ease Russia sanctions ‘step-by-step’

    BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes easing EU sanctions on Russia — provided it fulfils certain conditions — is an important element in the hunt for a solution to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. “We should be smart when it comes to dealing with these sanctions,” he told foreign journalists in Berlin on Tuesday. “To...

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’
    May31

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko made a fiery first appearance in the Ukrainian parliament Tuesday, one week after she was released from a Russian prison. Draped in the Ukrainian flag and holding the flag of Crimea, Savchenko sang the national anthem and received a standing ovation, AFP reported. The 35-year-old became a national hero...

    Bulgarian PM Discussing Gas Link, Border Protection with Greek Foreign Minister
    May31

    Bulgarian PM Discussing Gas Link, Border Protection with Greek Foreign Minister

    Diversification of sources and routes of natural gas supply is among the top priorities of Bulgaria’s government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said at a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Therefore, the construction of gas interconnectors with neighbouring countries and Greece in particular is of key importance for...

    [Ticker] Nato promises more troops in Poland
    May31

    [Ticker] Nato promises more troops in Poland

    Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg told Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski in Warsaw Tuesday that the alliance is planning to deploy “more … troops in Poland” due to Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine. He said the new Nato force is designed “not to provoke, but to prevent conflict.”...

    Savchenko hailed in Ukraine parliament, berates ‘lazy schoolchildren’ lawmakers
    May31

    Savchenko hailed in Ukraine parliament, berates ‘lazy schoolchildren’ lawmakers

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, whose resistance to her imprisonment in Russia has made her a national hero and a potentially disruptive force in Ukrainian politics, received a standing ovation in her first address to parliament on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Juncker: ‘No compromise’ on Russia, despite visit
    May31

    [Ticker] Juncker: ‘No compromise’ on Russia, despite visit

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU would not “compromise on high principles” with Russia. Juncker, who will attend a business conference in Russia in June, told France’s Public Senat TV that he would tell Russian president Putin that the EU is “completely opposed” to his actions in Ukraine....

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