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    Interpol puts Viktor Yanukovych on wanted list
    Jan12

    Interpol puts Viktor Yanukovych on wanted list

    International police organisation issues red notice against ousted Ukrainian president for alleged financial wrongdoingInterpol has put the ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on the international wanted list on charges of embezzlement and financial wrongdoing.Ukrainian authorities said Interpol’s publication of a so-called red...

    East Ukraine summit looks unlikely to happen as violence spikes in region
    Jan11

    East Ukraine summit looks unlikely to happen as violence spikes in region

    Angela Merkel not ready for meeting with French, Russian and Ukrainian leaders unless Russia proves ceasefire commitmentA planned meeting between the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine aimed at finally putting an end to the war in east Ukraine appeared uncertain on Sunday, as violence in the region spiked.A spokesman for German...

    EU leaders raise hopes of Putin breakthrough over Ukraine
    Jan08

    EU leaders raise hopes of Putin breakthrough over Ukraine

    Foreign policy coordinator points to ‘limited but positive’ signals from Russia and raises possibility of sanctions relaxationEU leaders have talked up the prospects of a breakthrough with President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine amid a divisive debate over whether to ease or lift European sanctions on Russia.A flurry of diplomatic activity...

    Putin and Poroshenko join Orthodox Christmas celebrations – in pictures
    Jan07

    Putin and Poroshenko join Orthodox Christmas celebrations – in pictures

    Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. We look at celebrations across the post-Soviet world, from political visits to family feastsMost Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas two weeks later than other churches in the western world. It is a public holiday in Russia and is celebrated in many neighbouring countries, from Ukraine to...

    Pro-Russian group claims cyber-attack on German government websites
    Jan07

    Pro-Russian group claims cyber-attack on German government websites

    Angela Merkel’s page blocked ahead of visit by Ukraine’s prime ministerGerman government websites including chancellor Angela Merkel’s page were hacked on Wednesday in a cyber-attack claimed by a group demanding that Berlin sever official ties with the Ukrainian government.The attack, against which counter-measures were taken,...

    Ukraine’s forgotten city destroyed by war
    Jan07

    Ukraine’s forgotten city destroyed by war

    Pervomaisk has been reduced to rubble in the fighting between government troops and rebel forces, and at least half of its population has fled. Russian human rights campaigner Oleg Orlov was granted rare access to the areaThe scale of destruction in the city of Pervomaisk, Luhansk Oblast, recalls wartime Grozny. Such devastation is not to be...

    Ex-Soviet countries on front line of Russia’s media war with the west
    Jan06

    Ex-Soviet countries on front line of Russia’s media war with the west

    The Kremlin’s big plans for the global expansion of state media has been greeted with suspicion, especially in the countries of the former USSRWhen Dmitry Kiselyov, the Russian state television presenter known for his scandalising monologues, announced the opening of the Kremlin’s new website and radio service Sputnik News, he...

    Ministers to meet in ‘Normandy format’ on January 8 source
    Jan05

    Ministers to meet in ‘Normandy format’ on January 8 source

    The French Foreign Ministry has sent its director general for political and security affairs to Berlin to participate in preparations for a ministerial meeting of representatives of the Normandy format countries, which is scheduled for January 8-9. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told this to an Ukrinform correspondent on Monday....

    In 2014, Russia’s Olympian efforts were dwarfed by Ukraine crisis
    Dec31

    In 2014, Russia’s Olympian efforts were dwarfed by Ukraine crisis

    Vladimir Putin wanted to use Games and G8 to establish Russia on world stage, but starring role became for far grimmer reasonOn New Year’s Eve it will be 15 years since Vladimir Putin first took over the reins of Russia from an ailing Boris Yeltsin as the millennium struck, and 2014 ranks as perhaps the most challenging and dramatic year...

    Urban photos of the year – in pictures
    Dec29

    Urban photos of the year – in pictures

    Fire in Valparaiso, umbrellas in Hong Kong, a wall of snow towering over Buffalo … here are 13 of the most powerful images from cities around the world in 2014 … …read more Source: The...

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