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    German FM floats possible ‘step by step’ easing of Russia sanctions (AFP)
    May27

    German FM floats possible ‘step by step’ easing of Russia sanctions (AFP)

    Tallinn (AFP) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday floated the possibility of a “step by step” reduction of EU sanctions against Russia if there is headway on ending the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    These 5 Facts Explain Obama’s Foreign Policy Breakthroughs—and Failures
    May27

    These 5 Facts Explain Obama’s Foreign Policy Breakthroughs—and Failures

    Barack Obama’s second term has seen a number of foreign policy breakthroughs, including the lifting of America’s long-standing arms embargo against Vietnam just this week. These five facts explain why Obama’s overtures have worked in some countries but not in others. 1. Vietnam For years the U.S. maintained that lifting its arms...

    Ukraine’s ‘You invaded us’ debt defence
    May27

    Ukraine’s ‘You invaded us’ debt defence

    Conflict with Russia condensed into $3bn court fight …read more Source: Financial...

    Could Freed Pilot Be Ukraine’s Next President?
    May27

    Could Freed Pilot Be Ukraine’s Next President?

    Nadezhda Savchenko says she’d rather return to her flying career but will be president if that is what Ukrainians want. …read more Source: Sky...

    Separatist Georgian Region to Vote on Joining Russia in 2017
    May27

    Separatist Georgian Region to Vote on Joining Russia in 2017

    The Kremlin-backed separatist region of Georgia called South Ossetia is set to vote on whether or not to join Russia next year, according to a statement by separatist officials. South Ossetia declared its independence in 1991, before the Georgian coastal region of Abkhazia did the same in 1992. Tensions between their benefactor, Russia and...

    Mikhail Gorbachev banned from Ukraine over Crimea pro-annexation comments
    May27

    Mikhail Gorbachev banned from Ukraine over Crimea pro-annexation comments

    Amy R. ConnollyKIEV, Ukraine, May 27 (UPI) — Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, was banned from entering Ukraine after he endorsed the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side
    May27

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side

    “The Savchenko card will be played very quickly – it will be like an earthquake.”Ukrainian pilot comes home after Moscow prisoner swapRussia’s Putin pardons Ukrainian pilot, sends her home in prisoner swapRussian court sentences Ukraine’s Savchenko to 22 years in jail …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum
    May27

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum

    The EU on Friday said it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation at a summit of EU leaders in late June, days after the U.K referendum on its membership, according to media reports. Fears of an “EU army” have been used by the Leave campaign as a reason to back Brexit. But an EU spokesperson told AFP: “There is absolutely no plan to set...

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity

    KYIV – Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian military pilot who was kidnapped by pro-Russian forces on Ukrainian territory in June 2014, was released to Ukraine on May 25 after nearly two years in captivity during which she endured what is globally recognized as a show trial that convicted her on false charges of complicity in […] …read...

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’
    May27

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’

    The “Normandy” powers’ (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) latest meeting, in Berlin on May 11, which failed to address Ukraine’s concerns, has stiffened Kyiv’s refusal to go along with local elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk “peoples’ republics” (DPR, LPR). That territory is Ukrainian de jure but Russian-occupied de...