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    Poland tensions   with Ukraine, EU   ‘Kremlin plan’
    Nov20

    Poland tensions with Ukraine, EU ‘Kremlin plan’

    Brussels: European Council President Donald Tusk on Sunday questioned whether tensions between Poland’s rightwing government with Ukraine and the EU is a “Kremlin plan”. “Alarm!” warned Tusk, a former liberal prime minister of Poland, on his personal Twitter account. “Intense dispute with Ukraine, isolation within the European Union,...

    Belarus detains   Ukraine journalist  for ‘spying’
    Nov17

    Belarus detains Ukraine journalist for ‘spying’

    Kiev: A Ukrainian public radio journalist has been detained in Belarus, reportedly on charges of espionage, the head of Ukraine’s state broadcaster said on Friday. Pavlo Sharoyko, who works as Minsk correspondent for UA:Ukrainian Radio, was detained in Belarus, the head of Ukraine’s public broadcasting corporation, Zurab Alasania,...

    Putin speaks  with Ukraine’s  separatist leaders
    Nov16

    Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to eastern Ukraine’s rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap, his first publicly acknowledged direct contact with the two pro-Russian separatist republics. The Kremlin said late Wednesday that Putin spoke by telephone with Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

    UN warns of chlorine gas disaster in Ukraine
    Nov08

    UN warns of chlorine gas disaster in Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Wednesday raised alarm that an escalation of fighting in east Ukraine could lead to a deadly chlorine gas disaster. Fighting between pro-Russian separatist fighters and Ukrainian troops has intensified near water, electricity and gas stations, threatening supplies in the Donetsk region as winter approaches....

    Putin assassination plot suspect wounded
    Nov01

    Putin assassination plot suspect wounded

    Kiev: A Chechen volunteer soldier who was accused of plotting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin was wounded and his wife killed on Monday when their car was strafed by gunfire near Kiev. The apparent assassination was the latest involving high-profile figures in Ukraine who bitterly opposed Russia. It also threatened to further damage...

    German president laments ‘open wounds’
    Oct26

    German president laments ‘open wounds’

    Moscow: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday in Moscow called for better ties with Russia, saying “open wounds” in relations between the two countries should heal. The first visit by a German president to Russia since 2010 comes as ties between the two countries remain strained over Russia’s annexation of Crimea...

    German president laments ‘open wounds’
    Oct26

    German president laments ‘open wounds’

    Moscow: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday in Moscow called for better ties with Russia, saying “open wounds” in relations between the two countries should heal. The first visit by a German president to Russia since 2010 comes as ties between the two countries remain strained over Russia’s annexation of Crimea...

    Cyber attacks   hits Ukraine airport  and metro system
    Oct25

    Cyber attacks hits Ukraine airport and metro system

    KIEV: Cyber attacks hit Ukraine’s Odessa airport and the metro system in Kiev on Tuesday, with the state-run Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) saying a new wave of hacks was hitting the country and asking transport networks to be on particular alert. Ukraine was the chief victim of a major cyber attack earlier this year, and the...

    Arms depot blasts hitting Ukraine
    Sep29

    Arms depot blasts hitting Ukraine

    KIEV: The destruction of two ammunition depots this year have dealt the biggest blow to Ukraine’s combat capability since the start of its separatist conflict, security and military officials said on Thursday. Massive explosions at a military depot in the Vynnytsya region, 270 km (170 miles) west of Kiev, forced the authorities to evacuate...

    Ukraine’s ex-PM to sue Russia in European rights court

    Kiev: Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Monday he would sue Russia in the European Court of Human Rights over allegations that he fought Kremlin forces in Chechnya. His spokeswoman Olga Lappo wrote on Facebook that Yatsenyuk intended to prove “the entire absurdity of Russia’s justice system”. Yatsenyuk headed the Kiev...

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