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    Russia could resume gas supply to Ukraine by next week
    Oct31

    Russia could resume gas supply to Ukraine by next week

    Deliveries to start once Kiev pays $2.2bn in debt and pre-payments after agreement reached by Moscow, Kiev and EURussia could resume natural gas deliveries to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2bn (£1.4bn) in debt and pre-payments, gas exporter Gazprom said on Friday, under a deal that also safeguards winter deliveries to...

    Russian gas set to flow to Ukraine again after new supply deal agreed
    Oct31

    Russian gas set to flow to Ukraine again after new supply deal agreed

    EU steps in as guarantor for Kiev in three-way agreement, with sanctions against Russia in place as Ukraine conflict continuesUkraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine.European commission...

    A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne
    Oct29

    A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne

    Conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine will spread without effective restraint on western dominationWhere is the end of history now? Across three continents, conflicts are multiplying. An arc of war, foreign intervention and state breakdown stretches from Afghanistan to north Africa.In Iraq and Syria, the so-called Islamic State mutant...

    Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe
    Oct29

    Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe

    Rightwing prime minister Viktor Orbán is using his huge electoral majority to rewrite the rules, and not just for HungaryOn the Hungarian plain south-west of Budapest, the rich, dark soil of Kishantos presents the saddest of sights. As far as the eye can see, a cornucopia of organic wheat, cereals, sunflowers, pulses and legumes has been turned...

    Central Asia pays the price for Russia’s tumbling ruble
    Oct29

    Central Asia pays the price for Russia’s tumbling ruble

    Sharp decline in the value of Russian currency is hitting Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistans economies hard. EurasiaNet.org reportsPensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstans capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped nine per cent in the last six weeks. She is not alone in...

    Sepp Blatter: Russia and Ukraine would be kept apart at 2018 World Cup
    Oct28

    Sepp Blatter: Russia and Ukraine would be kept apart at 2018 World Cup

    Fifa president wary of poor current political relations Blatter pleased with Russias preparations so far 2018 official World Cup emblem to be unveiled on TuesdayRussia and Ukraine will be put into different groups at the 2018 World Cup finals if the Ukrainians qualify and relations between the two countries do not improve, Fifa president Sepp...

    Why is Europe turning its back on Ukraine?
    Oct28

    Why is Europe turning its back on Ukraine?

    Amid growing justification for Russian aggression and a trend towards engaging with post-Soviet dictators, the EU is missing the fact that Moscow is a threat to Europe as whole, writes Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikov Ukraines chances of survival are weak today and gloomy in the future. The reason for this is the position of the major...

    Russia backs separatist vote in Ukraine
    Oct28

    Russia backs separatist vote in Ukraine

    Kiev accuses Moscow of violating shaky peace deal after foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will recognise Donbass pollsRussia has announced it will recognise separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, fuelling tensions with the countrys newly elected pro-western leaders as they negotiate on forming a coalition government.The rebel...

    Vladimir Putins Eurasian Economic Union gets ready to take on the world
    Oct28

    Vladimir Putins Eurasian Economic Union gets ready to take on the world

    Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus at heart of post-Soviet trading bloc that aspires to commerce but not communityUntil the last moment Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, held out for 7 October, to coincide with Vladimir Putins birthday. But in the end the parliament in Minsk ratified the treaty on Eurasian Economic Union on 9 October,...

    The Guardian view on Ukraines elections: farewell to the old politics | Editorial
    Oct27

    The Guardian view on Ukraines elections: farewell to the old politics | Editorial

    The voters have made their democratic choices. Vladimir Putin and his followers must respect themThe Ukrainian parliamentary elections have confirmed the countrys pro-European orientation and drawn into government a wide range of representatives of the social forces that brought about the Maidan revolution earlier this year. Not much remains of...

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