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    Ukraine signs a free-trade agreement with Europe in a step towards the west – video
    Jun27

    Ukraine signs a free-trade agreement with Europe in a step towards the west – video

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko signs a free-trade agreement with the EU and fellow former Soviet republics Georgia and Moldova on Friday. The former Ukrainian president’s failure to sign the agreement last year led to his ousting after months of protests in Kiev. The agreement has angered Russia, with one adviser to Vladimir...

    Ukrainian rebels release OSCE monitors held for over a month – video
    Jun27

    Ukrainian rebels release OSCE monitors held for over a month – video

    Four monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe are released on Thursday after being detained by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine for more than a month. Four international observers remain in custody of the rebels. OSCE observers are in Ukraine to monitor an agreement aimed at de-escalating the crisis in the...

    Battle for Donetsk airport: the story of one Russian fighter
    Jun27

    Battle for Donetsk airport: the story of one Russian fighter

    Evgeny Korolenko was born in the Soviet Union in 1967 and died in Ukraine in 2014. His story sheds light on the lives of those who have crossed the border from Russia to fight and the efforts to cover their tracesAccounts of the conflict in eastern Ukraine differ so wildly that it is often difficult to see through the propaganda and get to the...

    Vladimir Putin’s adviser calls Ukrainian president a ‘Nazi’ as EU deal signed
    Jun27

    Vladimir Putin’s adviser calls Ukrainian president a ‘Nazi’ as EU deal signed

    Sergei Glazyev tells BBC before the signing in Brussels that Petro Poroshenko lacks legitimacy to make the dealA senior adviser to Vladimir Putin has called the Ukranian president a “Nazi” as Ukraine signed an association with the European Union.While mainly an economic deal to set up a free-trade zone between the EU and three former...

    Ukraine rebels release OSCE observers
    Jun27

    Ukraine rebels release OSCE observers

    Four members of international monitoring team handed over but four still held as pro-Russia fighters make ‘goodwill gesture’ Rebels in south-east Ukraine have released four out of eight international observers captured over a month ago.Four observers from the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were brought...

    Ukraine set to sign EU pact that sparked revolution
    Jun26

    Ukraine set to sign EU pact that sparked revolution

    Kiev to sign association agreement with European Union, which Viktor Yanukovych backed away from in NovemberIt was the document that started a revolution and ended up bringing Europe to the brink of war. Ukraine’s association agreement with the European Union, a mainly economic document setting up a free trade area that nevertheless has...

    Ukrainian  rebels agree to more peace talks
    Jun26

    Ukrainian rebels agree to more peace talks

    President Petro Poroshenko hints that government ceasefire, which ends at 10am on Friday, will not be extendedUkrainian separatist rebels are reported to have agreed to take part in further peace talks on Friday to end the conflict in the country’s eastern regions.”There is an agreement to hold a round of consultations on June 27 in...

    The Moldova village caught between Russia and Europe
    Jun26

    The Moldova village caught between Russia and Europe

    On the eve of a historic deal with the EU, residents of Dobrinski are lobbying to join their neighbour – the breakaway Russian enclave of Transnistria. Transitions Online reportsOn an early spring day in Dorotcaia in eastern Moldova, about 100 people gather in the central square, in front of the renovated House of Culture. Behind them, a...

    Nato steps back from giving Georgia full membership of alliance
    Jun25

    Nato steps back from giving Georgia full membership of alliance

    Republic gains only possibility of ‘cooperation’ deal amid fears of some Nato members that full tie-in would antagonise RussiaGeorgia’s hopes of achieving full membership of Nato were set back on Wednesday as the alliance vowed to stop short of approval, avoiding possible confrontation with Moscow over an expansion to...

    The British Army: cash-strapped, homeward bound, and looking for new roles
    Jun25

    The British Army: cash-strapped, homeward bound, and looking for new roles

    Future operations would be limited, suggests head of the army General Wall speaks of “soft use of hard power” No plans to send troops to IraqGone are the days, for the forseeable future at least, of Britain deploying large numbers of “boots on the ground”. Any intervention by Britain’s armed forces in future will be...

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