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    Finland warns of new cold war as EU and US fail to grasp situation in Russia
    Nov05

    Finland warns of new cold war as EU and US fail to grasp situation in Russia

    Finnish president Sauli Niinisto set to meet David Cameron and other northern European leaders at conference in HelsinkiWestern countries are at the gates of a new cold war with Russia sparked by the Ukraine crisis and a continuing failure to grasp the depth and seriousness of President Vladimir Putins grievances with the US and EU, the Finnish...

    Ukraine Crisis: What It Means for the West by Andrew Wilson  review
    Nov05

    Ukraine Crisis: What It Means for the West by Andrew Wilson review

    This is a vivid study of Russian expansionism and civil insurrection. Has the turmoil reached its peak? How much further will Putin go?It has been a tumultuous year for Ukraine. Last November a handful of middle-class activists took to the streets of Kiev. They were protesting against a decision by Viktor Yanukovych, the countrys burly...

    25 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, the far right is on the rise | David Edgar
    Nov05

    25 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, the far right is on the rise | David Edgar

    The rise of a racist far right across Europe is a clear and present danger to both halves of the continentLike the Arab spring, the fall of the Berlin wall on 9 November 1989 was a clear and uncontestable good. Through the (largely) peaceful exercise of people power, six countries exchanged a fallacious democratic status for a real one. Although...

    Ukraine to send reinforcements to key cities in case of rebel attacks
    Nov04

    Ukraine to send reinforcements to key cities in case of rebel attacks

    President Petro Poroshenko also calls on parliament to rescind law that gives special status to Donetsk and LuhanskKiev will send reinforcements to key Ukrainian cities to prevent potential attacks from Russia-backed separatists, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday. He also called on Ukraines parliament to rescind a law giving special...

    Eastern Ukrainian separatists swear in rebel leader in Donetsk – video
    Nov04

    Eastern Ukrainian separatists swear in rebel leader in Donetsk – video

    Pro-Russia rebels in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, inaugurate Alexander Zakharchenko as the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. The ceremony on Tuesday came after a vote which the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko denounced as a ‘pseudo-election’. The president says the election violates a peace accord which...

    Ukraine president in crisis talks with security chiefs over electoral farce
    Nov04

    Ukraine president in crisis talks with security chiefs over electoral farce

    Petro Poroshenko vows to deal with only legitimately elected self-government bodies, not bandits who crown themselvesUkraines president, Petro Poroshenko, is to meet with his security chiefs on Tuesday after pro-Russian rebels held elections that proved they would never again be ruled by Kiev.Separatist leaders in Luhansk and Donetsk claimed...

    Ukraine rebel elections illegitimate, says new EU foreign policy chief
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel elections illegitimate, says new EU foreign policy chief

    In first newspaper interview in office, Federica Mogherini questions whether sanctions would force Russian policy shiftThe illegal and illegitimate elections in breakaway eastern Ukraine on Sunday may have killed off all prospects of a political and diplomatic settlement of the Ukraine crisis, the European Unions new foreign policy chief warned...

    Germany urges Russia to respect unity of Ukraine after Donetsk elections
    Nov03

    Germany urges Russia to respect unity of Ukraine after Donetsk elections

    Berlin makes warning after Moscow endorses victory for Ukraines pro-Russia rebel leadership in electionsThe German foreign minister has called on Russia to respect the unity of Ukraine after a controversial vote in the rebel-held east of the country gave victory to pro-Russia rebels.Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the elections had gone against the...

    Ukraine: Donetsk votes for new reality in country that does not exist
    Nov02

    Ukraine: Donetsk votes for new reality in country that does not exist

    The election for the regions prime minister has given hope to older generations that they will never again be part of UkraineWith armed men in the polling station, no voter lists, and international observers coming from an organisation concocted the night before the vote, these were no normal elections.But then the Donetsk Peoples Republic is no...

    Eyewitness: Lviv, Ukraine
    Nov02

    Eyewitness: Lviv, Ukraine

    Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series … …read more Source: The...

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