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    Erdoğan shoots down Putin
    Nov24

    Erdoğan shoots down Putin

    What was Erdoğan thinking? One has to assume that the deliberate downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish fighter jets was no accident, that it was ordered from the top. Otherwise, we would have heard very audible diplomatic apologies from the Turkish side to the Kremlin. Nor would Putin have openly called it a “stab in the back.” This little knot...

    Russia denounces Kiev on Crimea blackout
    Nov24

    Russia denounces Kiev on Crimea blackout

    Energy minister threatens economic retaliation over Ukraine’s failure to restore power to peninsula …read more Source: Financial...

    Russia to blame for violating Turkish airspace
    Nov24

    Russia to blame for violating Turkish airspace

    Let’s be clear: Russia is to blame for the military incident in which Turkey shot down a Russian plane. The Russian plane was in Turkish airspace — and not for the first time. Turkey has been complaining to the Russians, since the inception of Russian operations in Syria, that Russian forces are not respecting Turkey’s sovereignty....

    Experts pore over evidence of downed Malaysian Airlines plane
    Nov24

    Experts pore over evidence of downed Malaysian Airlines plane

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A team that includes Dutch and Ukrainian investigators have begun examining evidence from the MH17 Malaysia Airlines flight that was downed in eastern Ukraine in July 2014, killing all on board, Dutch prosecutors said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    President receives four new ambassadors
    Nov24

    President receives four new ambassadors

    President Borut Pahor has received the new ambassadors of Japan, Ukraine, Greece, and Belgium, who presented copies of their credentials at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s ‘realpolitik’ aims to make Russia indispensable
    Nov24

    Putin’s ‘realpolitik’ aims to make Russia indispensable

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – By intervening in Syria, President Vladimir Putin has broken Russia’s relative isolation and is making it the “indispensable nation” in conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and with Islamic State while the United States balks at deeper involvement. …read more Source:...

    Russia to cut gas supplies to Ukraine, Bulgaria does not expect gas supply disruptions
    Nov24

    Russia to cut gas supplies to Ukraine, Bulgaria does not expect gas supply disruptions

    Russia is to cut the supplies of natural gas to Ukraine on Tuesday or Wednesday, because that country failed to pay a deposit, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced. In relation to that announcement, the Chief Executive Director of Bulgarian Bulgartransgaz Georgi Gegov said he was assured by Minister Alexander Novak that the...

    Russia prepares reprisals against Ukraine over Crimea blackout
    Nov24

    Russia prepares reprisals against Ukraine over Crimea blackout

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine and threatened to halt coal deliveries, ratcheting up a dispute over a power blackout in Crimea at a time when a ceasefire between Kiev and separatist rebels is fraying. …read more Source:...

    New Ukrainian Police Banned from Using Russian Social Networks
    Nov24

    New Ukrainian Police Banned from Using Russian Social Networks

    No more VK or Odnokklassniki for Ukraine’s patrol police, pictured here on their first day of work in Kyiv in July 2015. Photo by Oleksandr Ratushniak for Demotix. Members of Ukraine’s new patrol police force make frequent appearances on social media—in fact, their penchant for posing for selfies and featuring in testimonials on...

    Defence review: what is Britain’s place in the world?
    Nov24

    Defence review: what is Britain’s place in the world?

    David Cameron (centre) visits the Royal Air Force station RAF Northolt, in west London. © Justin Tallis/PA Wire/Press Association Images Despite some recent evidence to the contrary, the British have a vocation for strategy. We did not outfight Germany twice in the 20th Century; we did, though, make better use of intelligence and industrial...

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