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    Ukraine prisoners stranded in legal limbo on the frontline of a war
    Jun01

    Ukraine prisoners stranded in legal limbo on the frontline of a war

    17,000 inmates were serving sentences in the east before the conflict began. Many remain in jail, with no one to review their cases or authorise their release. Anton Naumlyuk travelled from Artyomovsk to Mariupol to speak to them“When [former president Viktor] Yanukovich was in power, they rammed the prisons to bursting point,” said an inmate at...

    Putin’s blacklist: If Russia wants to punish the West for imposing sanctions by banning people, it can do so – but this will not sway us
    Jun01

    Putin’s blacklist: If Russia wants to punish the West for imposing sanctions by banning people, it can do so – but this will not sway us

    The release of a list of 89 European figures that the Kremlin will no longer allow into Russia has drawn an angry response from EU leaders, while confirming Russia’s utter lack of interest in winding down the confrontation with the West over Ukraine. No surprise there. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin blacklist of EU politicians is ‘tit-for-tat reaction’ to Western sanctions, says Lib Dem source after Nick Clegg banned
    May31

    Kremlin blacklist of EU politicians is ‘tit-for-tat reaction’ to Western sanctions, says Lib Dem source after Nick Clegg banned

    Britain has joined the rest of Europe in expressing outrage at the Kremlin’s decision to ban 89 EU politicians, military leaders and critics from entering Russia in what was seen as a tit-for tat-response to Western sanctions against Moscow over its intervention in the Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine taunts Kremlin with  job for hated Georgian rival
    May31

    Ukraine taunts Kremlin with  job for hated Georgian rival

    President Poroshenko of Ukraine has taunted his Russian counterpart by appointing the former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, an enemy of… …read more Source: The...

    President Putin’s travel-ban list is the latest mis-step in a clumsy diplomatic dance with Europe | Mary Dejevsky
    May31

    President Putin’s travel-ban list is the latest mis-step in a clumsy diplomatic dance with Europe | Mary Dejevsky

    Relations have deteriorated so much that we don’t know if the bar on Nick Clegg and others visiting Russia is a sham diplomatic storm or a real oneConsigned to the back benches, party leader and deputy prime minister no more, Nick Clegg finds himself suddenly back in the spotlight … because he has been banned from Russia. Tragi-comic,...

    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor
    May31

    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor

    President Poroshenko’s surprise appointment of ‘great friend of Ukraine’ to key post in Black Sea region greeted with derision in MoscowPetro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has appointed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to...

    Chess:Mihaela Sandu takes 26th place marred by cheating accusations, Natalia Zukova is new European champion
    May31

    Chess:Mihaela Sandu takes 26th place marred by cheating accusations, Natalia Zukova is new European champion

    Natalia Zukova of Ukraine is the new European champion in chess after the Georgian tournament that was marred by the unfounded accusations that Romanian chess player Mihaela Sandu had cheated during the competition. …read more Source:...

    EU anger over the Russian travel blacklist!
    May31

    EU anger over the Russian travel blacklist!

    89 EU politicians were surprised to discover that they were on a confidential Russian travel blacklist on Thursday. The people on the list were parliamentarians who have been outspoken critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the war in the Ukraine. A Russian MP has formally requested that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to make the...

    War in the east ravages Ukraine’s economy
    May31

    War in the east ravages Ukraine’s economy

    Idle factories lead to decline in output …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine names ex-Georgia leader governor
    May31

    Ukraine names ex-Georgia leader governor

    Appointment is seen as part of efforts to speed up regional reforms in the war-torn country …read more Source: Financial...

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