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    Ukraine’s first casualty-free day in seven months ‘shows sanctions are working’
    Dec12

    Ukraine’s first casualty-free day in seven months ‘shows sanctions are working’

    President Petro Poroshenko says milestone is proof the west’s diplomatic pressure and sanctions against Russia are bearing fruitThe president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said in Sydney on Friday that the war-torn east of his country had just had its first day without military or civilian casualties in seven months.He told the Lowy...

    Accusations fly around Russia’s Baltic deployments as tensions escalate
    Dec11

    Accusations fly around Russia’s Baltic deployments as tensions escalate

    Reports of increased military activity raises alarm for border states as diplomatic relations between Russia and Nato worsenThe Polish defence minister has called Russia’s naval and air force activity around the Baltic Sea this week unprecedented, marking a further escalation of tensions in the region.Tomasz Siemoniak said that although...

    The Guardian view on the freedom of the internet: it’s under attack around the world | Editorial
    Dec11

    The Guardian view on the freedom of the internet: it’s under attack around the world | Editorial

    The net is a powerful weapon, and governments don’t want it in the hands of their criticsThe internet is not a culture in itself. It has no values and works indifferently either for or against freedom and democracy. But however it is employed, it works powerfully. So it has become an arena in which struggles over power and ideas are fought...

    Tony Abbott says Australia may send uranium and coal to Ukraine
    Dec11

    Tony Abbott says Australia may send uranium and coal to Ukraine

    Prime minister tells Ukraine’s president exports from Australia could help secure Ukraine’s energy sources against Russian threatsAustralia is considering exporting coal and uranium to Ukraine it was announced, as the leaders of the two countries met for a historic state visit.President Petro Poroshenko became the first Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian government and Russian rebels begin ‘day of silence’
    Dec09

    Ukrainian government and Russian rebels begin ‘day of silence’

    Ceasefire revival attempted as Russia restarts delivery of natural gas to Ukraine ahead of possible new peace talksGovernment forces and Russia-backed rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine have begun a “day of silence” in an attempt to revive a moribund ceasefire ahead of possible new peace talks.In another tentative step toward resolution of the...

    Opera singer Anna Netrebko poses with Ukrainian separatist flag
    Dec08

    Opera singer Anna Netrebko poses with Ukrainian separatist flag

    Russian-Austrian soprano donates 1m roubles to opera theatre in rebel-held Donetsk and says she ‘just wants to support art’The Russian-Austrian opera soprano Anna Netrebko has given support to east Ukrainian separatists, posing with one of their top political leaders and holding up the flag of Novorossia, a self-declared amalgamation of...

    Russia’s tough rhetoric over Ukraine does not tell the whole story
    Dec08

    Russia’s tough rhetoric over Ukraine does not tell the whole story

    While Moscow appears publicly defiant, behind the scenes there are efforts to find a way out of the crisisAn angry claim by Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, that the US and its allies are plotting regime change in Russia is further evidence that the east-west standoff over Ukraine is hardening. But the public rhetoric does...

    Angela Merkel: Russia creating problems for EU-minded neighbours
    Dec07

    Angela Merkel: Russia creating problems for EU-minded neighbours

    German chancellor reaffirms Nato’s commitment to defend member states in eastern EuropeAngela Merkel has accused Russia of interfering in the domestic affairs of countries that are seeking closer ties to the European Union.“Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine are three countries in our eastern neighbourhood that have taken sovereign decisions to...

    Putin says he hopes for a ceasefire in Ukraine – video
    Dec06

    Putin says he hopes for a ceasefire in Ukraine – video

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, says he hopes for a ceasefire in Ukraine “in the nearest future”. Putin was speaking after a meeting with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, in which they discussed the Ukraine ceasefire “in detail”. Putin says Russia supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and supports the...

    MH17: All Australian victims identified and within weeks of coming home
    Dec06

    MH17: All Australian victims identified and within weeks of coming home

    Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop announce the successful recovery, identification and repatriation of the 38 bodiesAll 38 Australians who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was downed in eastern Ukraine have been formally identified, the federal government says.Operation Bring Them Home will conclude in the coming weeks when the final remains...

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