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    MH17 crash: Missile that downed plane ‘came from Russia’
    Sep28

    MH17 crash: Missile that downed plane ‘came from Russia’

    The missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 was fired from territory held by Russian-backed rebels, a team of independent investigators have said. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked with examining the details surrounding the incident said the Russian-made Buk missile launcher was...

    Brexit puts Germany firmly in charge of Europe
    Jul12

    Brexit puts Germany firmly in charge of Europe

    Irrespective of petitions, speculation about when Article 50 will be triggered and the implosion of the UK’s two leading political parties, one thing is certain in post-referendum Britain – the country has voluntarily and irrevocably surrendered its privileged place within the inner circle of EU leaders. Nature – and politics – abhors a...

    French nationalist detained for ‘planning Euro 2016 attacks’, say Ukraine security agency
    Jun06

    French nationalist detained for ‘planning Euro 2016 attacks’, say Ukraine security agency

    A Frenchman detained last month in Ukraine had planned a series of terror attacks in France during the Euro 2016 football tournament, Ukraine’s SBU security agency has said. The man, described by French media as 25-year-old Gregoire M, was arrested on the Ukraine-Poland border and found with a large cache of arms, including guns,...

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler
    Mar15

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not an easy politician to read. He is willing to say one thing while his diplomats and military do another – as the long-running conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated. His statements are at the pinnacle of a Russian state propaganda machine shrouding any “truth” in layers of often deceptive assertions. And, as...

    Ukraine: At least 100 injured in explosion at Kiev protest
    Aug31

    Ukraine: At least 100 injured in explosion at Kiev protest

    At least 100 people, including police officers and journalists, have been injured in an explosion during clashes with protesters in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Protests erupted as MPs gave their initial support to reforms that would give greater autonomy to the disputed regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east of Ukraine, where a fragile...

    Ukraine crisis: Putin says Russia-Ukraine war “unlikely”
    Feb24

    Ukraine crisis: Putin says Russia-Ukraine war “unlikely”

    Vladimir Putin has said that a war between Russia and Ukraine is “unlikely”, despite the rising tensions between the two countries over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. In an interview on state television, the Russian president said that he supported the terms of the Minsk agreement to stabilise the situation in eastern Ukraine and that the...

    Russia is danger to stability of Baltic states, warns UK defence secretary
    Feb19

    Russia is danger to stability of Baltic states, warns UK defence secretary

    Russia poses a “real and present danger” to the stability of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the UK defence secretary has warned. Michael Fallon said that Russia may attempt to test Nato’s resolve in the Baltic states with the use of undercover military forces and propaganda to inflame ethnic tensions as he has done to great success in...

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev withdraws troops from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine crisis: Kiev withdraws troops from Debaltseve

    US and EU leaders have accused Russia of violating the Minsk ceasefire agreement following the “organised withdrawal” of Ukrainian troops from the embattled town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that 80% of Ukraine’s troops left the town on Wednesday morning after what he described as a “cynical...

    Ukraine crisis: Fighting rages at Debaltseve
    Feb17

    Ukraine crisis: Fighting rages at Debaltseve

    Fierce fighting erupts in the key town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, despite a supposed ceasefire coming into effect last week. International observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have been denied access to the town, which is a key transport hub in the region, by the rebels. Both sides had been...

    Ukraine crisis: Fighting rages ahead of midnight ceasefire deadline
    Feb14

    Ukraine crisis: Fighting rages ahead of midnight ceasefire deadline

    The fighting rages in eastern Ukraine ahead of the agreed 15 February ceasefire deadline, which comes into effect at midnight (22:00 GMT). The town of Debaltseve is reported to be under heavy bombardment by Russia-backed rebels, which moved heavy artillery into the area while the Mink peace talks were ongoing. The UN Mission to Ukraine tweeted...

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