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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession
    Jun09

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession

    When Eston Kohver, an officer with Estonia’s security police KAPO, was detained by Russian FSB agents two years ago and charged with espionage, the outside world was stunned. According to evidence presented by KAPO, the FSB agents had simply seized Kohver from Estonia’s side of the two countries’ shared border. But...

    Georgians In Ukrainian Army Fight ‘Common Enemy’
    Jun09

    Georgians In Ukrainian Army Fight ‘Common Enemy’

    Veterans of Georgia’s 2008 war with Russia are the first foreign nationals to serve officially in the Ukrainian army, following a new law adopted last year. RFE/RL Ukrainian Service producer Levko Stek spoke with them as they prepared for action in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US may turn to Canada for help with new NATO force in east Europe
    Jun09

    US may turn to Canada for help with new NATO force in east Europe

    The United States could turn to Canada to help it establish a new NATO force in eastern Europe as a deterrent against Russia because it is struggling to win support from its European allies, diplomats say.Despite its show of force with a military exercise across eastern Europe this month that involved more than 20 NATO and partner countries, the...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot calls for talks with separatist rebels
    Jun09

    Freed Ukrainian pilot calls for talks with separatist rebels

    Nadiya Savchenko offers to negotiate with insurgency leaders as fighting continues with little prospect of diplomatic solutionNadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian helicopter pilot who spent more than a year in a Russian jail, has issued a surprise call for direct dialogue with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s...

    MPs of all parties line up against threat of EU sanctions
    Jun09

    MPs of all parties line up against threat of EU sanctions

    In what could be considered a ‘once in a blue-moon’ event, Portugal’s ruling Socialists and centre-right Opposition parties have joined forces against Brussels, in their condemnation of any decision to impose economic sanctions on Portugal’s failure to meet deficit targets. The terminology used did not bring on Socialist allies...

    The ‘Emperor’ Has No Clothes
    Jun09

    The ‘Emperor’ Has No Clothes

    A sanctioned friend of Vladimir Putin, the businessman Arkady Rotenberg, has frozen construction on the Kerch channel bridge, due to a lack of financing. Forbes Russia reports the contracting company, Rotenberg’s Stroygazmontazh, did not received a scheduled money transfer from the budget and doesn’t have the capital to continue...

    Threats to Belarus, Ukrainian border, cooperation with Kazakhstan – Belarus Security Digest
    Jun09

    Threats to Belarus, Ukrainian border, cooperation with Kazakhstan – Belarus Security Digest

    Minsk wants to maintain its own position in the latest confrontation between NATO and Russia in the region. Various Belarusian officials state that they see no immediate threat to Belarus from NATO, but rather from a possible internal conflict like those that occurred in Ukraine and Arab countries. The Belarusian government is more preoccupied...

    US Navy will station two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit in Warsaw
    Jun09

    US Navy will station two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit in Warsaw

    U.S. NavyABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (Reuters) – The U.S. military will have two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea this month ahead of a NATO summit in Warsaw as Washington seeks to balance Russian military activities and accelerate its fight against Islamic State militants. The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier will hand off to...

    Bulgaria Cuts Non-EU Trade Gap by 58% Y/Y in Jan-Apr 2016
    Jun09

    Bulgaria Cuts Non-EU Trade Gap by 58% Y/Y in Jan-Apr 2016

    Bulgaria ran a deficit of BGN 329.6 M (exports FOB – imports CIF) in trade with third countries in the first four months of 2016, the national statistical office NSI announced on Thursday. This compared with deficit of BGN 782.8 in trade with non-EU countries for January-April 2015. Data for 2016 are preliminary. In April 2016 alone Bulgaria had...

    Neuer ready to skipper Germany for Euro 2016 opener
    Jun09

    Neuer ready to skipper Germany for Euro 2016 opener

    EVIAN (FRANCE) – Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is ready to step up and captain the world champions in their opening Euro 2016 group game against Ukraine on Sunday. …read more Source: Bangkok...