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    [Ticker] Polish president says Russia seeks ‘new Cold War’
    Feb20

    [Ticker] Polish president says Russia seeks ‘new Cold War’

    Polish president Andrzej Duda has told the Reuters news agency in an interview that “looking at Russian actions, it is clear who is seeking a new Cold War.” He said Russia is “undertaking aggressive military activities in Ukraine and Syria … [and] bolstering [its] military presence near [its] neighbours.” …read...

    Europe betrays Ukraine’s ‘heavenly hundred’
    Feb20

    Europe betrays Ukraine’s ‘heavenly hundred’

    The famed White Army General Anton Denikin led his troops into Kiev in 1919, during the Russian Civil war. In the following decades, living in exile, he published his memories of the White Army, recalling his disbelief at the number of Ukrainian forces he confronted in battle. His diaries and writing expound upon the difference between “Little...

    Ukraine’s Maidan massacre: Two years on a survivor remembers
    Feb20

    Ukraine’s Maidan massacre: Two years on a survivor remembers

    Ivan Rapovyi was centimetres from death during the protests in Kiev in February 2014 …read more Source: The Irish...

    [Opinion] Open letter to president Juncker on the Dutch Ukraine vote
    Feb20

    [Opinion] Open letter to president Juncker on the Dutch Ukraine vote

    On 6 April Netherlands will hold a referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement. Because many voters feel that it could lead to Ukraine membership of the EU, the EU should rule that out, argues Dutch politician Sammy van Tuyll. …read more Source:...

    Children and War | Athens | February 20
    Feb19

    Children and War | Athens | February 20

    The Fyodor Dostoevsky Cultural Society in Athens is hosting an exhibition of paintings by children living in conflict-stricken areas in Syria and the Donbass region of Ukraine through February 28. …read more Source:...

    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral
    Feb19

    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral

    Two years after Kyiv’s transition of power, signs are pointing again to change. Reforms are barely moving forward; accusations of corruption grow louder. Now even the government coalition has collapsed. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] Sweden, Lithuania urge Russia to ‘leave Ukrainian territory’
    Feb19

    [Ticker] Sweden, Lithuania urge Russia to ‘leave Ukrainian territory’

    The defence ministers of Sweden and Lithuania said in a joint statement Friday: “Despite persistent Russian denials we know that regular Russian troops are present in Donbass [east Ukraine].” They added: “Russian troops and weaponry must leave Ukrainian territory.” The statement came after their meeting with...

    Dutch ministers: Avoid Putin talk before Ukraine referendum
    Feb19

    Dutch ministers: Avoid Putin talk before Ukraine referendum

    Leaked documents reveal Dutch government’s communications strategy in the run-up to a referendum on the EU-Ukraine association deal. …read more Source:...

    Belarus Recycles Corrupt Officals
    Feb19

    Belarus Recycles Corrupt Officals

    A police officer convicted for corruption. Photo credit: tut.by Last month, Alexander Lukashenka pardoned six top officials charged with corruption. Not only that – he appointed them to manage unprofitable state-owned enterprises. The decision reflects a haphazard approach to fighting corruption. Belarus ranked 107 out of 168 countries in a...

    German government accuses Russian media of biased reporting
    Feb19

    German government accuses Russian media of biased reporting

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government on Friday accused Russia media of “biased reporting” on events such as the Ukraine crisis, reports on Russia’s neighboring states and an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl. …read more Source:...

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