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    Brussels supports Bulgarian gas hub, Moscow refuses to deliver gas through Black Sea
    Sep08

    Brussels supports Bulgarian gas hub, Moscow refuses to deliver gas through Black Sea

    The gas routes will not go round Bulgaria, Premier Boyko Borissov said convincingly several days ago at the international investment round table about his favorite infrastructure project – the Balkan Gas Hub which is expected to be built on the Black Sea coast. The future of the project is not that clear, although it has been in the focus...

    Russian fighter in ‘unsafe’ intercept of US spy plane — Pentagon
    Sep08

    Russian fighter in ‘unsafe’ intercept of US spy plane — Pentagon

    A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the Pentagon said, although Moscow quickly insisted the encounter was within “international rules.” A Russian Su-27 Flanker jet made an unsafe, close-range intercept of a US P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine and intelligence plane conducting “routine...

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war
    Sep08

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war

    The area that Gaiduk calls “over there” is territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists, where a rebel using the nom de guerre of Chester agrees: “Everybody is tired of this pointless war.” […] that relative calm is clearly fragile; Ukraine also claimed rebels fired some 90 mortar rounds at troops outside the...

    Isolated Russian Outpost Withers Under Confrontation With West
    Sep08

    Isolated Russian Outpost Withers Under Confrontation With West

    The Baltic Sea outpost of Kaliningrad was once touted as Russia’s future Hong Kong: separated from the mainland, with a special status that would allow it to thrive through trade. But for Igor Pleshkov, who employs 300 workers in a cement factory in this region of 1 million people wedged between EU members Lithuania and Poland, the future...

    2 Years After Cease-Fire Weary Ukraine Still at War
    Sep08

    2 Years After Cease-Fire Weary Ukraine Still at War

    The gray-bearded officer’s summary of the war in eastern Ukraine is terse with weariness: “Everybody is tired of this pointless war.” …read more Source: ABC...

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war
    Sep08

    2 years after cease-fire weary Ukraine still at war

    MARINKA, Ukraine (AP) — The gray-bearded officer’s summary of the war in eastern Ukraine is terse with weariness.”We stand in place. We shoot over… …read more Source:...

    Stoltenberg: NATO to ‘step up’ Black Sea presence
    Sep08

    Stoltenberg: NATO to ‘step up’ Black Sea presence

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg uses Tbilisi meeting to say alliance will continue to work with Georgia, Ukraine partners …read more Source: World...

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane – U.S. officials
    Sep08

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane – U.S. officials

    By Idrees Ali and Andrea Shalal A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday. The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who are...

    Senior US official critical of Russia’s actions in Syria, Ukraine
    Sep08

    Senior US official critical of Russia’s actions in Syria, Ukraine

    Michael Carpenter, US deputy assistant secretary of defence, has criticised Russia’s role in Syria and Ukraine in an interview with the STA on the margins of the Bled Strategic Forum. …read more Source:...

    Zannier: Without political solution, OSCE to remain in Ukraine a long time
    Sep08

    Zannier: Without political solution, OSCE to remain in Ukraine a long time

    OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier commented on developments in Eastern Ukraine in an interview with the STA in Bled earlier this week, warning that the conflict will take a very long time unless a broader political solution is found. OSCE monitors are being continuously hampered, mainly by the separatists. …read more Source:...