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    [Ticker] Ukraine hopes for EU visa-free travel by end-of-year
    Aug18

    [Ticker] Ukraine hopes for EU visa-free travel by end-of-year

    Ukraine president Poroshenko is to visit Brussels by the end of the month amid a flare-up in violence in east Ukraine. He spoke by phone with EU commission president Juncker Tuesday, voicing hope of an EU visa-free deal in December and confirming plans to implement EU-Ukraine free trade in January. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine
    Aug18

    Russia’s Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday blamed the Ukrainian government for the latest upsurge in fighting between Kiev forces and Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s troll army: how the propaganda factory operates
    Aug18

    Russia’s troll army: how the propaganda factory operates

    Description Lyudmila Savchuk works on her laptop during an interview in Saint Petersburg. Credits OLGA MALTSEVA/Getty Alt Text Lyudmila Savchuk – Internet Research Journalist posing as a pro-Kremlin employee wins case against shadowy agency known as Internet Research …read more Source: The...

    Latvia worried about eastern Ukraine ‘tension’
    Aug18

    Latvia worried about eastern Ukraine ‘tension’

    Latvia expressed official concern Tuesday about the deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine where Russia-backed rebels and regular Russian units have been on the offensive. …read more Source:...

    Lukashenko: Belarus needs stronger southern borders
    Aug18

    Lukashenko: Belarus needs stronger southern borders

    “Nevertheless, we don’t hide the fact that we have to strengthen the southern borders. Not because we fear Ukrainians or an assault by anyone. We would like to prevent all kinds of things that Belarus doesn’t need and particularly weapons from reaching the country due to Ukrainian events. This concern should always be in our minds. It...

    In Odessa, Lithuanian MFA discusses economic cooperation and implementation of reforms
    Aug18

    In Odessa, Lithuanian MFA discusses economic cooperation and implementation of reforms

    On 14 August in Odessa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius held meetings to discuss economic cooperation, including with the Black Sea Ports of Odessa and Ilyichevsk, the implementation of reforms in the Ukrainian regions, as well as possibilities for civil society projects, reports BC the Ministry of Foreign Affairs....

    EU urges both sides to stop shelling in Ukraine
    Aug18

    EU urges both sides to stop shelling in Ukraine

    The EU foreign service has urged both sides to stop ceasefire violations in Ukraine, in a situation dubbed “explosive” by Germany. …read more Source:...

    US Heavy Weapons Bound for Bulgaria
    Aug18

    US Heavy Weapons Bound for Bulgaria

    Heavy US equipment that arrived in Germany on Sunday is bound for Bulgaria, a specialized website has said. The Abrams main battle tanks, three howitzer artillery cannons and six light armored reconnaissance vehicles were first transported to Bremerhaven, Germany, and are accompanied by 160 Marines, according to the Marine Times. The unit that is...

    Behind Putin’s nuclear threats
    Aug18

    Behind Putin’s nuclear threats

    HELSINKI — When Leonid Brezhnev was in charge of the Soviet Union, he did not see much need to threaten Europe with his country’s vast nuclear arsenal: The USSR’s overwhelming advantage in tanks, artillery and men meant that it was the U.S. which had to be ambiguous about the first use of its nuclear weapons to stop a potential Soviet...

    Russian officials ‘burn 50 ducklings smuggled across Ukraine border’
    Aug18

    Russian officials ‘burn 50 ducklings smuggled across Ukraine border’

    RUSSIAN officials have reportedly burned 50 ducklings which had been smuggled from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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