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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Russia’s Donbas bait and switch
    Jan31

    Russia’s Donbas bait and switch

    The Russian Foreign Ministry yesterday [January 18] accused Ukraine of preparing for a new war in the Donbas. It’s a pretty strange accusation because, well, there’s been an old war going on in the Donbas for nearly four years now. It’s killed more than 10,000 people. And the only reason it is going on is […] …read more...

    Evening News Headlines
    Jan06

    Evening News Headlines

    News Highlights Fired CSs to remain in office Cabinet secretaries who were yesterday dropped by President Uhuru Kenyatta will remain in office until a new cabinet is fully constituted. This is according to Statehouse spokesman Manoah Esipisu. President Kenyatta has promised to fully constitute the cabinet in the coming days with individuals who...

    The Dawn Watch: a look at Joseph Conrad as a prophet of globalisation

    Maya Jasanoff offers a compelling examination of the great novellist’s life and work. The steamer Mavis arrived at Lowestoft on 10 June 1878 with a most remarkable young man on board. The 20-year-old Konrad Kor­zeniowski was the son of a poet and translator of aristocratic stock, but he arrived in Suffolk as an ordinary seaman, unqualified...

    US Must Recognize Russia’s Concern over Stability in Eastern Europe: Tillerson
    Jan06

    US Must Recognize Russia’s Concern over Stability in Eastern Europe: Tillerson

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United States and Russia must recognize Moscow’s concerns about creating stability in Eastern Europe and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview. …read more Source: Tasnim News...

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia
    Jan06

    Ukraine Is Building Its Own Tank-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia

    Sebastien Roblin Security, But will they work? In June 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko famously requested exactly 1,240 Javelin missiles—one for every former Soviet nuclear warhead that Ukraine voluntarily decommissioned in the 1990s. The former Soviet state was ruing its lack of deterrence after Russian tanks and artillery intervened...

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader
    Jan06

    Russia High Court Upholds Election Ban for Opposition Leader

    Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ruling barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in the March presidential election. The high court upheld the Central Election Commission’s decision banning Navalny from running because of his conviction on criminal charges. Navalny and his followers say those charges were politically...

    Trumped up
    Jan05

    Trumped up

    An activist of women’s rights group Femen, with make-up applied to look like US President Donald Trump, is seen at a protest near the US embassy in Kyiv yesterday, The protest was against the war of words between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. …read more Source: Gulf...

    Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch
    Jan05

    Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch

    Death of a baby crushed by a man jumping from apartment block exposes religious divide in the Orthodox Christian countryThe death of a baby crushed by a drunk man who committed suicide by jumping out of an eighth-floor apartment in Ukraine has exposed the religious divide in the Orthodox Christian country.A Moscow-led church in the central city...

    Moldova’s top court suspends president’s powers, again
    Jan05

    Moldova’s top court suspends president’s powers, again

    A court has temporarily suspended the powers of Moldova’s President Igor Dodon, paving the way for parliament to bypass his veto and enact a law that would restrict Russian TV broadcasts as foreign propaganda. Former Soviet Moldova, a small country that borders on the European Union and Ukraine, is politically divided between supporters of...

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet
    Jan05

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

    Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe: New year, more war in Syria The new year has not been kind to civilians in northern Syria, where a spike in fighting between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and...