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    US, Russian envoys meet on Ukraine conflict in Serbia
    Oct07

    US, Russian envoys meet on Ukraine conflict in Serbia

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    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili applies for asylum in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili applies for asylum in Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, applied for political asylum in Ukraine, despite having his Ukrainian citizenship revoked earlier this year, Spiegel reported. Saakashvili — who became a Ukrainian citizen two years ago and was made governor of the Odessa region, only to have his citizenship revoked in July, leaving him stateless...

    The EU’s Eastern Partnership
    Oct07

    The EU’s Eastern Partnership

    THE question of where Europe’s eastern border lies has bedevilled statesmen for centuries. It has proved equally difficult for the European Union, which must decide how to deal with countries to its east that would like to join the club. In 2009 the EU launched the Eastern Partnership, meant to handle the European aspirations of Belarus,...

    Why Russia wants to talk about Ukraine
    Oct07

    Why Russia wants to talk about Ukraine

    THE proposal came out of nowhere. After years of swatting down Ukrainian calls for international peacekeeping forces, Vladimir Putin changed course ahead of the UN General Assembly last month, putting forward his own plan for so-called blue helmets in eastern Ukraine. Officials in Kiev and the West dismissed the Russian offer as a cynical ploy....

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family
    Oct07

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family

    One crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, a young Ukrainian woman born and raised in the poor suburbs of Kiev, who is torn between playing football and looking after her family.Alina’s life has always been based around playing football and she was considered for the Ukrainian football team. Her coach knows she is talented but Alina is...

    ForMin Melescanu: After Crimea’s illegal annexation, we have seen an accumulation of forces at the Black Sea
    Oct07

    ForMin Melescanu: After Crimea’s illegal annexation, we have seen an accumulation of forces at the Black Sea

    Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Saturday, at the 63rd annual session of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly, said that after “the illegal annexation” of Crimea an accumulation of Russian forces and armament that changed the previous balance of forces could be noticed. …read more Source:...

    Russia border guard killed in shootout near Ukrainian border
    Oct02

    Russia border guard killed in shootout near Ukrainian border

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    How to tame Putin
    Oct02

    How to tame Putin

    Vladimir Putin isn’t just undermining our democracy, he’s securing his own long-term power in Russia by destabilizing the West — a strategy that United States and Europe have been dangerously slow to understand and counteract. That was the unnerving takeaway from a high-level working group POLITICO convened on the sidelines of the...

    Vejonis urges Ukraine to speed up reforms, especially in combating corruption
    Oct02

    Vejonis urges Ukraine to speed up reforms, especially in combating corruption

    President Raimonds Vejonis during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on September 29th urged Ukraine to speed up reforms, especially in the judiciary and combating corruption, the president’s spokesman Janis Siksnis told LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas
    Oct01

    The west must defend its values against Putin’s Russia | Vygaudas Ušackas

    The outgoing EU ambassador to Russia identifies a deep and dangerous clash of values between Moscow and the west, epitomised by the Ukraine crisisWhen I arrived in Moscow as the EU’s ambassador to Russia four years ago, relations between the two blocs were strained but functional. Within months, though, Russia would annex Crimea and...

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