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    Makei: OSCE’s common goal is to get away from mutual accusations between its member states
    Jul21

    Makei: OSCE’s common goal is to get away from mutual accusations between its member states

    According to Vladimir Makei, the Ukrainian conflict showed that the OSCE is in a deep crisis and the problem is in the lack of trust between its member states. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Russia warns of ‘explosive’ consequences of Ukraine Nato drills
    Jul21

    [Ticker] Russia warns of ‘explosive’ consequences of Ukraine Nato drills

    Russia Monday denounced “Nato’s provocative strategy” and warned that military exercices by members of the Alliance in Western Ukraine could have “explosive” consequences. As a reaction to the drills in the Lviv region, Russia will hold marine exercices off the Crimea coast on Sunday. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Russia proposes alternative investigation of MH17
    Jul21

    [Ticker] Russia proposes alternative investigation of MH17

    Russia presented a draft UN resolution Monday (20 July) calling for a “independent international investigation” on the crash of the MH17 flight in Ukraine last year, under the supervision of the UN Secretary General and Security Council, where it has a permanent seat. Russia is refusing a UN-backed tribunal. …read more Source:...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 21 Jul 2015
    Jul21

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 21 Jul 2015

    Labour MPs defy whips to oppose welfare bill Harriet Harman’s acting leadership of the Labour party is in “disarray”, says The Guardian, after one quarter of the party’s MPs defied the whips to vote against the government’s welfare bill. Harman had asked them to abstain, after backing her amendments. Jeremy Corbyn was the only...

    Ukrainian ambassador encourages Latvia to increase fish export
    Jul21

    Ukrainian ambassador encourages Latvia to increase fish export

    Latvia could increase its fish export to Ukraine, while Ukraine is being invited to consider working out a less encumbered procedure for import of this product. The above was recommended at a meeting of Ukrainian Ambassador Yevgen Perebyinis and Latvian Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers), reports LETA. …read more Source:...

    Oligarchs nouveaux? Why some say Ukraine is still in thrall to an elite
    Jul21

    Oligarchs nouveaux? Why some say Ukraine is still in thrall to an elite

    The corrupt power enjoyed by a wealthy clique sparked the country’s Maidan revolution, but the transparent governance promised by Ukraine’s new leaders is proving difficult to deliverIn Ukraine, government supporters, western diplomats and opposition figures tend to reply to inquiries about how the process of “de-oligarchisation” is...

    Russia submits rival MH17 resolution draft
    Jul21

    Russia submits rival MH17 resolution draft

    In a UN resolution proposal, Russia has called for “perpetrators” in the likely downing of MH17 over Ukraine to be brought to justice. The draft ignores the requests for an international tribunal. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine can’t survive on its own
    Jul21

    Ukraine can’t survive on its own

    Something extraordinary is happening in Ukraine. I just returned from a three-day trip there in my capacity as vice chair of the National Democratic Institute — an organization created by Congress to help developing countries build stronger democratic institutions — and I was truly inspired by the spirit I witnessed in a people who have been...

    We’re all Putin’s ‘useful idiots’
    Jul21

    We’re all Putin’s ‘useful idiots’

    LONDON — Watching Russian TV recently is a disturbing business. As Stephen Ennis at BBC Monitoring has painstakingly recorded, Russian media has developed a habit of delivering death threats to opposition members, using anti-Semitic insinuations against its opponents, screaming about the threat of the “homosexual sodomite tsunami,” and...

    Big stink on Russian border as man tries to smuggle 460kg of cheese from EU
    Jul21

    Big stink on Russian border as man tries to smuggle 460kg of cheese from EU

    Authorities claim man was attempting to evade sanctions by hiding huge cache of cheese in boot and backseat of vehicle driving into Kaliningrad oblastRussian customs officials said on Monday they had foiled a bid to smuggle nearly half a tonne of cheese into the country from the European Union, whose food is subject to retaliatory sanctions.A man...

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