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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Frustration and Anger as Syria Prevails
    Feb18

    Frustration and Anger as Syria Prevails

    By Jeremy Salt As the Syrian army advances on Raqqa and seals off supply routes to the armed gangs inside Aleppo, no surprise that there is another spike in the propaganda war, this time directed against Russia. Frustration and anger is driving Turkish cross-border shelling of Kurdish and Syrian army positions. Yet in many respects Turkey only...

    AP’s Mstyslav Chernov Wins Royal Television Society Award
    Feb18

    AP’s Mstyslav Chernov Wins Royal Television Society Award

    Associated Press journalist Mstyslav Chernov has been named camera operator of the year at the Royal Television Society awards in London.Chernov, based in Ukraine, has covered the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris in… …read more Source:...

    Another Faction Quits Ukraine’s Governing Coalition
    Feb18

    Another Faction Quits Ukraine’s Governing Coalition

    Ukraine sank deeper into political turmoil Thursday as the governing coalition lost its majority in parliament after a second faction bailed out.The move by Samopomich (Self Help), which has 26 seats in the 450-seat parliament, leaves the coalition partners with 217 votes…. …read more Source:...

    Commercial drones are flying off the shelves and into the hands of armed groups
    Feb18

    Commercial drones are flying off the shelves and into the hands of armed groups

    In the wrong hands, sometimes a toy can become a weapon Commercial drones are fast becoming a favorite gadget of armed non-state actors and terrorist groups, which are increasingly using them in combat operations against state militaries in some of the world’s fiercest war zones, according to a new report from the independent weapons...

    In A First, Mexico ‘Returns’ Crimea Vessel To Ukraine
    Feb18

    In A First, Mexico ‘Returns’ Crimea Vessel To Ukraine

    Ukraine’s state gas company says Mexican prosecutors have ordered a seized ship belonging to a Crimean company to be returned to Ukraine rather than Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s governing coalition loses majority
    Feb18

    Ukraine’s governing coalition loses majority

    KIEV — Ukraine’s ruling coalition collapsed Thursday, setting off the second political crisis in a week in the country after the government survived a no-confidence vote at the beginning of the week. Two parties decided to quit the coalition. First, on Wednesday, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said her Fatherland party was pulling...

    Ukraine’s pro-West coalition edges from brink of collapse (AFP)
    Feb18

    Ukraine’s pro-West coalition edges from brink of collapse (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-EU ruling coalition pulled back from the brink on Thursday after one junior partner withdrew while a populist party announced plans to step in and pull the country “out of the abyss.” …read more Source: The West...

    OSCE Extends For Year Ukraine Monitoring Mission
    Feb18

    OSCE Extends For Year Ukraine Monitoring Mission

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has extended its monitoring mission in Ukraine for another year, until the end of March 2017. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Future Lies With Europe and the West
    Feb18

    Russia’s Future Lies With Europe and the West

    It is a worrying time to survey European geopolitics from across the Atlantic. Like many high officials, the Polish foreign minister is now calling for NATO troops to deploy to the border with Russia. Russia is now suing Ukraine over unpaid debt, and small nations like Serbia and Armenia are trying to navigate between Russia and the West over...

    Ukraine’s Grim Slide
    Feb18

    Ukraine’s Grim Slide

    Ukraine’s government was on the verge of collapse earlier today after two smaller parties quit the governing coalition in disgust following Tuesday’s failed vote to oust the unpopular Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from office. Both Ukrainian reformers and journalists denounced Tuesday’s flubbed no-confidence vote as a crooked...