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    Russia stokes tensions with the west by cutting gas exports to Poland
    Sep10

    Russia stokes tensions with the west by cutting gas exports to Poland

    Gazprom claims maintenance is behind the shortfall, as it is accused of penalising Poland over supplying gas to UkraineA decision by Russia to cut its gas exports to Poland without warning rekindled fears last night about Europe’s reliance on Siberian gas at a time of increasing tension between Moscow and the west.The Polish state energy...

    Russia’s Gazprom ‘limiting gas supplies to Poland’
    Sep10

    Russia’s Gazprom ‘limiting gas supplies to Poland’

    Polish gas monopoly says volume received is down by 20%, a move that some say aims to disrupt ‘reverse flows’ to UkrainePoland has said the volume of gas it has received so far this week from Russian gas monopoly Gazprom is down by at least 20%.Some European countries believe Moscow may use a disruption of gas to Europe as a trump...

    Ukraine says most Russian troops have moved back across border
    Sep10

    Ukraine says most Russian troops have moved back across border

    President Petro Poroshenko says most Moscow forces have retreated and eastern parts of country will get special statusKiev says Russia has now largely withdrawn its forces, following a major military offensive last month that pushed back Ukrainian troops and gave separatist rebels the upper hand.Speaking in a televised cabinet meeting, President...

    Azov fighters are Ukraine’s greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat
    Sep10

    Azov fighters are Ukraine’s greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat

    The battalion’s far-right volunteers’ desire to ‘bring the fight to Kiev’ is a danger to post-conflict stability”I have nothing against Russian nationalists, or a great Russia,” said Dmitry, as we sped through the dark Mariupol night in a pickup truck, a machine gunner positioned in the back. “But...

    MH17 destroyed in instant by ‘number of high-energy objects’, says report
    Sep09

    MH17 destroyed in instant by ‘number of high-energy objects’, says report

    Preliminary report by Dutch Safety Board reveals objects caused plane to break apart before alarm could be raisedMalaysia Airlines flight 17 was destroyed in an instant when the cockpit and other parts of the fuselage were peppered by “a large number of high-energy objects,” causing the plane to break apart over eastern Ukraine before...

    The Russians protesting against the Ukraine conflict
    Sep09

    The Russians protesting against the Ukraine conflict

    A small number of Russians have braved public disapproval and possible arrest to stand against Moscows actions in Ukraine. RFE/RLs Russian Service spoke to some of themVladimir Barabanov is a veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan and heads a local branch of the Union of Afghanistan Veterans in Russias western Bryansk Oblast. Barabanov, a...

    Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed after being pierced by ‘high-energy objects’  video
    Sep09

    Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed after being pierced by ‘high-energy objects’ video

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed after being punctured by numerous ‘high-energy objects’, the Dutch Safety Board concludes. Its initial report found no evidence that the MH17 crash in Uraine in July was caused by a technical fault or by human error. DSB chairman Tjibbe Joustra says it is important that his team gets access to the...

    MH17 crash site still littered with debris
    Sep09

    MH17 crash site still littered with debris

    Shell fragment found among plane wreckage and personal effects after fighting between rebels and government forcesThe area around the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 has seen intense fighting between rebels and Ukrainian forces since the tragedy in July. Severed tree branches obstruct the road to the location, and there is a huge...

    MH17: Five things learned from Dutch Safety Board report
    Sep09

    MH17: Five things learned from Dutch Safety Board report

    Preliminary report into plane crash outlines progress of investigation and fills in details about last minutes of flightThe DSB report into the July crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine sheds little new light on who was responsible for bringing down the airplane and killing the 298 people aboard. That is in part because it...

    MH17 crash caused by ‘objects penetrating aircraft from outside’
    Sep09

    MH17 crash caused by ‘objects penetrating aircraft from outside’

    Preliminary report into 17 July Malaysia Airlines crash that killed 298 people says it was not caused by a technical fault or crew’s actionsMalaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air as a result of structural damage caused by “a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside”, according to...

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