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    Why is the West afraid of the West-2017 exercises?
    Aug02

    Why is the West afraid of the West-2017 exercises?

    Lukashenka with a Kalashnikov rifle. Source: solnzepodobny.livejournal.com On 21 July 2017, Alexander Lukashenka visited Kyiv and met with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. After the meeting, Poroshenko stated that he had received guarantees of security and that Ukraine would never be threatened from Belarusian territory. However, the very...

    Contact group on Ukraine reconvenes in Minsk
    Aug02

    Contact group on Ukraine reconvenes in Minsk

    The previous meeting of the diplomats of the OSCE, Ukraine and Russia took place in the Belarusian capital on 19 July. …read more Source:...

    NATO in Baltics learns from Ukraine’s mistakes
    Aug02

    NATO in Baltics learns from Ukraine’s mistakes

    As Russian-backed forces wreaked havoc among disorganized, often lightly armored, and mostly ad-hoc Ukrainian troops, the Baltic states watched. Now NATO allies are implementing blood-stained lessons from Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Mike Pence: ‘The Future of the Western Balkans Lay in the West’
    Aug02

    Mike Pence: ‘The Future of the Western Balkans Lay in the West’

    US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of the Western Balkans lay “in the West”, on the last leg of a tour aimed at reassuring Eastern European allies worried by Russia. After visiting Baltic state Estonia and the Caucasus nation of Georgia, Pence arrived on Tuesday in NATO’s newest member Montenegro on the...

    Tillerson and Lavrov will Meet in Manila this Weekend
    Aug02

    Tillerson and Lavrov will Meet in Manila this Weekend

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson believes there is a danger that Russian-American relations will get worse. Tillerson will meet with Russia’s first diplomat Sergei Lavrov at a regional forum in Manila this weekend. Reports BNT. Tillerson spoke to journalists in Washington. They will be in Manila for the ministerial meeting of the...

    Representatives of OSCE, Ukraine, Russia resume talks in Minsk
    Aug02

    Representatives of OSCE, Ukraine, Russia resume talks in Minsk

    The talks will be followed by a meeting of the trilateral contact group. …read more Source:...

    Romania’s Anticorruption Directorate General, Ukraine’s National Agency for Prevention of Corruption sign collaboration protocol
    Aug01

    Romania’s Anticorruption Directorate General, Ukraine’s National Agency for Prevention of Corruption sign collaboration protocol

    Constantin Preoteasa, Deputy Director General of the Anticorruption Directorate General (DGA) of Romania, and head of Ukraine’s National Agency for Prevention of Corruption Natalya Korchak on Tuesday signed a cooperation protocol between the two institutions in the area of corruption prevention, according to a DGA statement. …read...

    The Belarusian authorities learn to appreciate their country’s statehood
    Aug01

    The Belarusian authorities learn to appreciate their country’s statehood

    Lukashenka in the national T-shirt ‘Vyshyvanka’. Source: svaboda.org On 1 July, on the eve of Belarus’s official Independence day, Alexander Lukashenka highlighted the connection between Belarusians and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. This was the first official statement to allude to the historical roots of a sovereign and...

    The cult of Babel: Odessa’s literary flashmobs attract book-loving tourists
    Aug01

    The cult of Babel: Odessa’s literary flashmobs attract book-loving tourists

    The Black Sea city may lack the pedigree of St Petersburg but it was home to Isaac Babel, and has a storied past as a stopping point for globe-trotting intellectuals A slow-moving procession of 500-odd people stretch from the grand, if worn, Literary Museum along to the Opera House, one of the biggest and most opulent concert halls of the former...

    The man who would beat Putin
    Aug01

    The man who would beat Putin

    MOSCOW nly a little more than 48 hours had passed since Leonid Volkov had been released from a cramped Moscow detention center, but the outspoken Kremlin critic was already back at work plotting to unseat Russian President Vladimir Putin. As chief of staff for Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s run for the presidency in an election...

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