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    [Ticker] EU, Ukraine, Russia in ‘final’ gas talks Friday
    Sep24

    [Ticker] EU, Ukraine, Russia in ‘final’ gas talks Friday

    Russian energy minister Alexander Novak and his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Demchyshyn will come to Brussels Friday for EU-mediated talks about gas delivery, the European Commission announced Thursday. The Commission said it has “the firm objective to finalise the so called winter package for the winter period 2015/16.” …read...

    Mr Saakashvili goes to Odessa
    Sep24

    Mr Saakashvili goes to Odessa

    IN THE spring of 2014, as the war in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region was breaking out, deadly clashes wracked the elegant port city of Odessa. On May 2nd pro-Russian separatists shot at pro-Ukrainian demonstrators from behind police lines. The riot ended in a fire that killed 46 separatists. The city has been largely quiet ever since. Yet...

    Five countries may establish their own tribunal on MH17
    Sep24

    Five countries may establish their own tribunal on MH17

    Blocked by Russia at the United Nations, members seeking criminal accountability for the Malaysian jetliner destroyed in eastern Ukraine last year may create their own prosecution tribunal. …read more Source:...

    Belarus invited to observe local elections in Ukraine
    Sep24

    Belarus invited to observe local elections in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian CEC invited two representatives of the Belarusian CEC, including CEC Chairwoman Lidia Yermoshina. …read more Source:...

    Russian Airbase in Belarus: A Long Story With No End in Sight?
    Sep24

    Russian Airbase in Belarus: A Long Story With No End in Sight?

    This month, the Kremlin intensified pressure on Belarus to agree to a Russian airbase on its territory. Last Saturday President Putin asked his Defence and Foreign Ministries to negotiate and sign the agreement on an airbase with Minsk. The Financial Times commented noted that “Russia is moving ahead with plans to establish a military air...

    EU to help Belarus strengthen border with Ukraine, Lithuania
    Sep24

    EU to help Belarus strengthen border with Ukraine, Lithuania

    The European Union is ready to cooperate with Belarus in joint border control in order to prevent attempts of illegal migration and smuggling, and help law-abiding citizens freely cross the state border. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Egypt buys French Mistral war ships built for Russia
    Sep24

    [Ticker] Egypt buys French Mistral war ships built for Russia

    Egypt has agreed to buy two French Mistral warships originally built for Russia, the French presidency has announced. France cancelled a deal to sell the ships to Russia last year, following the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Earlier this year, Egypt also bought 24 advanced Rafale fighter jets from France. …read more Source:...

    ‘We’re preventing a third world war’: the foreigners fighting for Donbass
    Sep24

    ‘We’re preventing a third world war’: the foreigners fighting for Donbass

    Eastern Ukraine has become a hub for those who believe the Russia-backed rebels are the last line of defence against fascism Russell Bentley arrived in Donbass in December last year, convinced that the future of humanity depended on the Russia-backed rebels defeating the Ukrainian army – whom he describes as “CIA-backed Nazi scum”. “This is the...

    Masked protesters lay siege to Kharkiv City Hall in Ukraine
    Sep24

    Masked protesters lay siege to Kharkiv City Hall in Ukraine

    A group of masked protesters have laid siege to the house of pro-Russian politician Mikhail Dobkin in Kharkiv, Ukraine. ==FLAG UKRAINE “AZOV”… …read more Source:...

    South Africa hurtles ‘south’
    Sep23

    South Africa hurtles ‘south’

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Throughout the long Cold War one of the West’s principal concerns was the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. On the one hand it was feared that the main liberation movement, the African National Congress, had fallen under Communist control. This considerably complicated the West’s support for the...

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