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    Ruling in Savchenko’s case to be announced on 21 or 22 March
    Mar09

    Ruling in Savchenko’s case to be announced on 21 or 22 March

    On Wednesday, 9 March, Russian Federation Rostov Oblast Donetsk Court announced that the ruling in the criminal case against Ukrainian pilot and parliament member Nadiya Savchenko will be voiced on 21 or 22 March. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Why Ukraine needs Russia more than ever
    Mar09

    Why Ukraine needs Russia more than ever

    With country at risk of becoming a failed state, Kiev must recognise that economic survival depends on Moscow not the westIn January Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, congratulated the country on surviving its first winter without buying Russian gas. It had instead bought European gas which, as Poroshenko pointed out proudly, was 30%...

    Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike attacks ‘farce’ of Russian trial
    Mar09

    Ukrainian pilot on hunger strike attacks ‘farce’ of Russian trial

    Nadezhda Savchenko gives closing statement to court before judge retires to consider verdict on claim she directed deadly artillery strikeA Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia has given her closing statement in the case, five days after she began a hunger strike that she has pledged to continue unless she is returned to Ukraine. Russia has...

    Syria’s “ceasefire” is holding—but for how long?
    Mar09

    Syria’s “ceasefire” is holding—but for how long?

    A Syrian boy rides a bicycle through a devastated part of the city of Homs, Syria, 26th February, 2016. ©Hassan Ammar/AP/Press Association Images : What is Putin’s agenda in Syria and Ukraine? The cessation of hostilities in Syria that was brokered by the US and Russia and began on 27th February is just about holding. Aid organisations have...

    Ukraine referendum a mystery to over a fourth of Dutch people
    Mar09

    Ukraine referendum a mystery to over a fourth of Dutch people

    A massive 27.4 percent of Dutch voters have no idea that there will be a referendum on the association agreement between the European Union and the Ukraine in April, according to a study done by research firm Ipsos, Kieskompas and newspaper Trouw. The post Ukraine referendum a mystery to over a fourth of Dutch people appeared first on NL Times....

    Foreign minister heading to Washington
    Mar09

    Foreign minister heading to Washington

    The foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, will travel to Washington today to meet the US secretary of state, John Kerry, and other officials. The agenda of the meetings will be the Danish-US co-operation on issues such as Ukraine, Syria, the Arctic region, tackling Islamic State and trade. “The timing of the meeting is optimal – Europe and the world...

    ‘I will return home, dead or alive,’ says Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia
    Mar09

    ‘I will return home, dead or alive,’ says Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia

    As Nadiya Savchenko’s court case resumes, here is a translation of the statement she was prevented from delivering last week The trial of Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot jailed in Russia, is expected to resume today with a verdict possible later in the week. Savchenko, 34, has been charged with complicity in the killing of two Russian...

    Belarus invites Ukraine to hold additional consultations on ID cards
    Mar09

    Belarus invites Ukraine to hold additional consultations on ID cards

    “The regime of trips between Belarus and Ukraine established with the agreement signed in 2009 remains in full force and effect. However, taking into account that the agreement does not provide for such a document as an ID card we have suggested Ukrainian partners we held additional consultations on the matter,” said Dmitry Mironchik. …read...

    Ukraine pilot to make closing statement
    Mar09

    Ukraine pilot to make closing statement

    A Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia over the killing of two journalists is due to make her closing statement after five days on hunger strike. …read more Source:...

    The Pentagon’s secret foreign aid budget
    Mar08

    The Pentagon’s secret foreign aid budget

    Last month, the Obama administration released its 2017 budget proposal, including thousands of pages on the nearly $600 billion request for the Pentagon. That money is earmarked for a wide array of projects—$1.8 billion in procurement of equipment for the Special Operations Command, for instance, and $1.2 billion for the chemical and biological...

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