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    EU emergency meeting set to punish Russia – but Greece may intervene
    Jan28

    EU emergency meeting set to punish Russia – but Greece may intervene

    Tsipras government could disrupt Thursday’s summit after it disagreed with a joint EU statement on Mariupol shellingEuropean governments are to push for tighter sanctions against the Kremlin and against Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, but the new left-wing Greek government of Alexis Tsipras is likely to use the emergency...

    Kazakhstan clamping down on freedoms, says UN report
    Jan28

    Kazakhstan clamping down on freedoms, says UN report

    Results of fact-finding visit say central Asian state allows ‘limited space’ for ‘dissenting views’ and fears protests like those that triggered Ukraine crisis Kazakhstan is clamping down on peaceful rallies for fear of a repeat of the demonstrations that triggered the Ukraine crisis, a United Nations rapporteur said in a critical...

    Russian credit rating cut by Standard & Poor’s
    Jan26

    Russian credit rating cut by Standard & Poor’s

    Ratings agency reports decision to downgrade sovereign credit rating due to Russia’s weakened economic growth prospectsRussia’s sovereign credit rating has been cut to below investment grade with a negative outlook by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, which says Russia’s economic growth prospects have weakened.The...

    Ukraine at war: ‘People feel abandoned’ | Emilie Rouvroy
    Jan26

    Ukraine at war: ‘People feel abandoned’ | Emilie Rouvroy

    Food and medicine are getting scarce, and those in the conflict zone wonder why the world has forgotten themThe fighting has intensified dramatically since last week and the situation here is deteriorating rapidly. In the past five days, there has been heavy fighting. We hear the constant boom of shelling and crackle of shooting. More than 70...

    Kiev ‘punishes’ civilians in Donetsk with travel permits and drugs blockade
    Jan26

    Kiev ‘punishes’ civilians in Donetsk with travel permits and drugs blockade

    Ukrainians in areas disputed with Russia suffering as Kiev restricts access to food, electricity and medicinesAs the conflict in East Ukraine enters another hot phase, residents of the rebel-controlled territories say they are now stranded due to a new travel permit system introduced by Kiev, while aid organisations have warned that a medical...

    Ukraine miners rescued after shelling left them trapped
    Jan26

    Ukraine miners rescued after shelling left them trapped

    Donetsk power station was hit by artillery fire leaving nearly 500 workers deep underground, who have since been evacuatedAlmost 500 coal miners were trapped for a while in separatist-controlled Donetsk in Ukraine, after shelling knocked out a power station.But a Donetsk city official told the Donetsk News Agency later in the afternoon that all...

    Inside Transnistria – in pictures
    Jan26

    Inside Transnistria – in pictures

    Transnistrian-born photographer Anton Polyakov captures daily life in the pro-Russian territory that declared independence from Moldova in 1990, but remains unrecognised by most of the world … …read more Source: The...

    Russia blames Kiev for Ukraine violence after Mariupol attack
    Jan25

    Russia blames Kiev for Ukraine violence after Mariupol attack

    Foreign ministry makes no direct mention of missile attack but says government forces constantly shelling residential areasRussia has blamed Kiev authorities for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine that has left dozens dead in recent days, despite mounting evidence that a missile attack on a residential suburb of Mariupol on Saturday in...

    Bill Browder: the Kremlin threatened to kill me
    Jan25

    Bill Browder: the Kremlin threatened to kill me

    The former banker claims Vladimir Putin runs Russia like a crime syndicate. He should know: corrupt officials seized his assets and stole $230m. His lawyer was beaten to death in jail. And now sinister text messages warn he might be nextI’m due to meet Bill Browder at Mari Vanna, a favourite hangout for rich Russians in Knightsbridge. But...

    Dashcam: shelling of residential street in Ukraine’s Mariupol – video
    Jan25

    Dashcam: shelling of residential street in Ukraine’s Mariupol – video

    A dashboard camera purports to show the shelling of a residential area in Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol on Saturday. The video, posted to social media by Mariupol resident Viktor Zubritsky, shows cars driving along a street when large explosions occur in the road ahead. The footage comes as pro-Russian rebels launch an offensive...

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