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    Ukraine negotiators agree to buffer zone to separate warring parties
    Sep20

    Ukraine negotiators agree to buffer zone to separate warring parties

    Deal is intended to solidify the ceasefire agreed two weeks ago and give civilians respite from shelling Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early on Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters to encourage a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.The...

    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater US support – video
    Sep18

    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater US support – video

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appeals to the US Congress on Thursday, for lethal and non-lethal military aid and more sanctions. Poroshenko made the appeal during his visit to Washington to bolster US support for his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. The White House responded to the speech by issuing a factsheet listing US...

    Baltic states wary as Russia takes more strident tone with neighbours
    Sep18

    Baltic states wary as Russia takes more strident tone with neighbours

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, anxious that battle of wits with Kremlin may escalate, look to Nato for back-up pledgeThe 23rd floor of the Hotel Viru in Tallinn has been carefully preserved as a reminder of Estonia’s past. Like much else in the Soviet era, it did not officially exist even though everyone knew it was there. It was where the...

    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater military aid
    Sep18

    Ukrainian president makes emotional plea to Congress for greater military aid

    Petro Poroshenko asks US to authorise military equipment for Ukrainian forces, and says one cannot win the war with blanketsUkrainian president Petro Poroshenko called on the US to provide his forces with military weapons to fight Russia, in an emotional appeal to a joint session of Congress in which he claimed the world was on the edge of a new...

    Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been into Vladimir Putin’s black hole of fear
    Sep18

    Russia, Ukraine and Europe have been into Vladimir Putin’s black hole of fear

    The formula for saving any dictatorship is universal: create an enemy, start a war. We are back in Soviet times of total lies -I remember that as a child I read about black holes in a popular science magazine about space and it scared me. The idea of our world being sucked into these breaks in the universe kept bothering me until I realised that...

    Putin’s aggression has left Europe in pre-war state, says top Russian writer
    Sep18

    Putin’s aggression has left Europe in pre-war state, says top Russian writer

    In an essay for the Guardian, Mikhail Shishkin describes president as an ‘insipid colonel’ terrified of losing powerRussia’s pre-eminent literary novelist today warns that Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine amounts to a “black hole” that threatens to suck in the whole of Europe.In an essay for the Guardian,...

    Sep18

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    Russia tightens control over Kyrgyzstan
    Sep18

    Russia tightens control over Kyrgyzstan

    As EU imposes new sanctions on state-owned companies, Gazprom and Rosneft invest heavily in Central Asian state While Russias relationship with Ukraine has been grabbing the headlines, Moscow has been steadily strengthening its foothold in another of the post-Soviet states Kyrgyzstan. In the past few years Russia has written off half a billion...

    Former Ukraine midfielder Andriy Gusin, 41, dies in motorbike accident
    Sep17

    Former Ukraine midfielder Andriy Gusin, 41, dies in motorbike accident

    Gusin won 71 caps, including at Germany World Cup Was assistant coach at Anzhi Makhachkala until MayThe former Ukraine midfielder Andriy Gusin, who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals, has died in a motorbike accident, aged 41.Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five World Cup matches in Germany, and...

    Ukraine: how to close the door on Putin | Timothy Garton Ash
    Sep17

    Ukraine: how to close the door on Putin | Timothy Garton Ash

    Europe can resolve this crisis and counter Russias aggression, but it needs a clear 10-year planThe European Union must develop a 10-year plan for Ukraine. This plan will also define what Europe itself will be a decade hence. In tribute to Europes pivotal politician, who has clearly led Europes evolving policy towards Ukraine, we might call it...

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