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    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor
    May31

    Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governor

    President Poroshenko’s surprise appointment of ‘great friend of Ukraine’ to key post in Black Sea region greeted with derision in MoscowPetro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has appointed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to...

    Russian aircraft head off US warship in Black Sea, news agency says
    May30

    Russian aircraft head off US warship in Black Sea, news agency says

    According to Russia’s state news agency a US destroyer was moving along the edge of territorial waters in yet another encounter with western militariesRussian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a US warship that was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea, the state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source...

    Germany’s Steinmeier criticises Russian EU travel ban – video
    May30

    Germany’s Steinmeier criticises Russian EU travel ban – video

    Speaking from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German foreign minister, criticises a Russian travel ban against European politicians on Saturday, calling for Moscow to be more transparent. Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its...

    Ukraine appoints Georgia ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa
    May30

    Ukraine appoints Georgia ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa

    Controversial pro-western exile, who fought a war with Russia, takes control of strategic region, where there are fears Moscow could be trying to stoke unrest The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, on Saturday appointed fiercely pro-western former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who once fought a war with Russia, governor of the...

    Russian entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders
    May30

    Russian entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders

    List, which includes Nick Clegg and Malcolm Rifkind, reportedly compiled by Russian foreign ministry and handed to EU delegation in MoscowRussia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, in a move that has angered Europe and worsened the country’s standoff with the west over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine...

    Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi war criminal, dies in Canada
    May29

    Vladimir Katriuk, alleged Nazi war criminal, dies in Canada

    Ukrainian-born beekeeper, who was charged with genocide in absentia by Russia for alleged involvement in 1943 Khatyn massacre, dies after long illnessThe second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s list of Nazi war criminals has died at 93 after a long illness, his lawyer has said.News of Vladimir Katriuk’shis death...

    Is this the end for Belarus and Russia’s ‘brotherly love’?
    May29

    Is this the end for Belarus and Russia’s ‘brotherly love’?

    Left shaken by the Ukraine crisis, the Belarusian president has started looking for new allies in Europe. Mikalai Anishchanka reportsThe speed with which the Kremlin has become hostile towards its neighbour Ukraine has left many in Belarus fearful of Russian aggression, or even an incursion across their own border.Throughout his 21-year rule...

    Vladimir Putin declares all Russian military deaths state secrets
    May28

    Vladimir Putin declares all Russian military deaths state secrets

    President extends secrecy to deaths in peacetime as well as in official wars, raising concerns for those who report deaths of soldiers in UkraineVladimir Putin has declared that all military deaths will be classified as state secrets not just in times of war but also in peace – a move that activists worry might further discourage the reporting of...

    The world is plagued by fire and blood – Britain must not look the other way | Daniel Kawczynski
    May27

    The world is plagued by fire and blood – Britain must not look the other way | Daniel Kawczynski

    The election campaign reached new heights of insularity – yet engaging with foreign affairs is not a luxury: Britain’s conscience must be reawakened‘We don’t live alone – we are members of one body,” the furious police officer informs the members of the Birling family in JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. “We are responsible for...

    Europa League final: everything you need to know about Dnipro – video
    May27

    Europa League final: everything you need to know about Dnipro – video

    Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk are only the third side from Ukraine to make it to the final of a European competition. Dynamo Kyiv won the 1985-86 Cup Winners’ Cup, while Shakhtar Donetsk had the most recent success, winning the 2008-09 Uefa Cup. But while those two sides have international exposure and famous histories, Dnipro’s story has...

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