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    Ukraine bans Soviet-era symbols
    May17

    Ukraine bans Soviet-era symbols

    Law criminalizes propaganda in favor of Soviet tradition, communism or Nazism, as Kiev pursues clear break from Soviet past. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Russia accuses West of trying to destabilise Macedonia
    May16

    Russia accuses West of trying to destabilise Macedonia

    MOSCOW: Russia accused “Western organisers” on Saturday of trying to foment a “colour revolution” in the troubled former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, where political tensions are building ahead of an opposition rally on Sunday. “Colour revolution” is a term often used to describe popular uprisings in the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine,...

    Russia plans Crimea military boost to counter NATO
    May16

    Russia plans Crimea military boost to counter NATO

    Russia’s NATO envoy says Moscow plans to expand its military presence in Crimea in reaction to NATO’s moves in Eastern Europe. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine President Enacts Controversial Laws Banning Soviet Symbols
    May16

    Ukraine President Enacts Controversial Laws Banning Soviet Symbols

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month. …read more Source: Tasnim News...

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month. The measures come as Ukraine’s pro-Western government seeks a complete break with its Soviet past and as its soldiers fight pro-Russian forces...

    Kerry arrives in Beijing for two-day visit
    May16

    Kerry arrives in Beijing for two-day visit

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Beijing for a two-day visit to China. This is the sixth trip Kerry has made to China in his term of office. According to Xinhua, Kerry is expected to meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, to address a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. The two sides will also work to prepare for the...

    Russia to boost military presence in Crimea in response to NATO
    May16

    Russia to boost military presence in Crimea in response to NATO

    Russia is set to ramp up its military presence in Crimea, the country’s envoy to the Alliance said justifying the move by NATO’s “stepping up activities” in Eastern Europe. The envoy also urged the US to pull out its nuclear weapons stationed in Europe. “Naturally, we will increase our forces in Crimea because NATO countries...

    Putin says Ukraine being overrun by fascists – and he may be right
    May16

    Putin says Ukraine being overrun by fascists – and he may be right

    Kiev has now handed the Kremlin “evidence” for Putin’s claim that Russia is facing off against fascists. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    Russia decries laws banning all symbols and communist-era propaganda as ‘totalitarian’ …read more Source:...

    Ukraine army accused of violating human rights in east
    May16

    Ukraine army accused of violating human rights in east

    A report on alleged extrajudicial executions and torture by troops in eastern Ukraine has been presented in Moscow. …read more Source:...

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