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    Russia’s ‘killer dolphins’ seek five new recruits for Crimea programme
    Mar10

    Russia’s ‘killer dolphins’ seek five new recruits for Crimea programme

    If you’re looking for a new challenge, the Russian navy is seeking new recruits for one of its most secretive special operations units …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s Yaresko says rumors fuelling political crisis
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s Yaresko says rumors fuelling political crisis

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko on Thursday deflected questions about her chances of becoming prime minister if the government collapsed and said such speculation was fanning the flames of the country’s political crisis. …read more Source:...

    MAE’s Ionita: Threats from east, south require coherent response from international community
    Mar10

    MAE’s Ionita: Threats from east, south require coherent response from international community

    State Secretary for Strategic Affairs with the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) Daniel Ionita said on Thursday in Azerbaijan that the threats from the east and the south, represented by the illegal annexation of Crimea and its impact on a regional and global level, the conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East respectively, require a coherent...

    A modern martyr
    Mar10

    A modern martyr

    A defiant Nadia Savchenko UKRAINIAN historians may yet be grateful to Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. His war against the country has given it a rallying cause. He has also provided it with a national hero, a Ukrainian Joan of Arc. She is Nadia Savchenko, a 34-year-old military pilot who served in Iraq. In July 2014 Ms Savchenko was...

    EU extends Russia sanctions
    Mar10

    EU extends Russia sanctions

    EU sanctions against Russian citizens and firms were extended for six months on Thursday as the bloc sought to maintain pressure on supporters of Russian aggression in Ukraine. The sanctions affect 146 people and 37 firms — most of them Russian — that are accused of supporting Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the conflict in...

    [Ticker] EU extends Russia blacklist for six months
    Mar10

    [Ticker] EU extends Russia blacklist for six months

    EU states Thursday extended for six months a visa ban and asset freeze on 146 Russians and Ukrainians as well as 37 entities deemed guilty of violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity. Three people were removed from the previous list because they died in the meantime. The new list expires 15 September. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] MEPs urge EU to blacklist Putin over Ukrainian pilot
    Mar10

    [Ticker] MEPs urge EU to blacklist Putin over Ukrainian pilot

    A group of 64 cross-party MEPs has written to EU foreign relations chief Mogherini urging her to propose visa bans and asset freezes on 29 Russians, including Russian leader Putin, deemed guilty of unlawfully detaining Ukrainian pilot Savchenko. The initiative comes ahead of an EU foreign ministers’ meeting Monday. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian pilot held in Russia relaxes dry hunger strike
    Mar10

    Ukrainian pilot held in Russia relaxes dry hunger strike

    A Ukrainian pilot being held in Russia has relaxed her dry hunger strike. Nadiya Savchenko, who is accused of murdering two Russian journalists, is… …read more Source:...

    Belarus, Ukraine in talks over ID cards
    Mar10

    Belarus, Ukraine in talks over ID cards

    Ukraine introduced a new internal passport early this year. However, the new Ukrainian passport is not listed as a document to cross the Belarusian state border in the bilateral agreement on visa-free trips as of 2009. In this connection, the Belarusian side proposed Ukraine to hold consultations on the ID cards. …read more Source:...

    EU foreign policy chief demands Russia release jailed Ukrainian pilot
    Mar10

    EU foreign policy chief demands Russia release jailed Ukrainian pilot

    The EU’s Federica Mogherini has called on Moscow to free pilot Nadezhda Savchenko captured by separatists. The 34 year old is on hunger strike while accused of complicity in the death of two Russian state TV reporters. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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