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    Russia Practises Black Sea Naval Drill As NATO Bolsters Troops
    Feb11

    Russia Practises Black Sea Naval Drill As NATO Bolsters Troops

    The Russian military practiced a wide range of combat maneuvers in the Black Sea as part of its snap drill this week, following NATO’s decision to reinforce its presence in the region, it has been announced. NATO defense ministers have agreed on a more “enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of our alliance”, Secretary General Jens...

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss need for reforms in Ukraine – White House
    Feb11

    Biden, Poroshenko discuss need for reforms in Ukraine – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed the need for governance reforms in Ukraine during a phone call on Thursday, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    What Happens If Aleppo Falls?
    Feb11

    What Happens If Aleppo Falls?

    A reporter and a rebel fighter run to avoid sniper fire in the countryside north of Aleppo in 2014. Jalal al-Mamo / ReutersThis week, the Syrian army, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian-supported militias including Hezbollah, launched a major offensive to encircle rebel strongholds in the northern city of Aleppo, choking off one of the...

    Ukraine: IMF Threatens to Halt Bailout If Reform Continues to Lag
    Feb11

    Ukraine: IMF Threatens to Halt Bailout If Reform Continues to Lag

    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), warned Ukraine’s government to “act now” to improve governance and fight corruption or risk losing out on critically- needed funding. …read more Source:...

    IMF Demand For Ukraine Reform Just Latest Red Flag For Poroshenko
    Feb11

    IMF Demand For Ukraine Reform Just Latest Red Flag For Poroshenko

    The head of the International Monetary Fund’s blunt criticism of Ukraine marks a new low point for a beleaguered administration in Kyiv’s efforts to battle corruption. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine leader, wife defend disabled man kicked out of eatery (AFP)
    Feb11

    Ukraine leader, wife defend disabled man kicked out of eatery (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna took the unusual step Thursday of defending a disabled man who was pushed out of a restaurant because of his “suspicious” behaviour. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia will not request lifting of EU sanctions at Munich conference – deputy PM
    Feb11

    Russia will not request lifting of EU sanctions at Munich conference – deputy PM

    Russia will not use a conference in Munich to ask European countries to lift their sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict and does not plan to lift its own counter-sanctions for now, a Russian deputy prime minister said on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Christine Lagarde to head International Monetary Fund for second term
    Feb11

    Christine Lagarde to head International Monetary Fund for second term

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde to head the agency for a second term. (Source: AP Photo) International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has been nominated to a second term as the agency’s managing director, the IMF said in a statement on Thursday. Lagarde, the first woman to lead the IMF, took the helm as its 11th...

    Russia will not request lifting of EU sanctions at Munich conference – deputy PM
    Feb11

    Russia will not request lifting of EU sanctions at Munich conference – deputy PM

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will not use a conference in Munich to ask European countries to lift their sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine conflict and does not plan to lift its own counter-sanctions for now, a Russian deputy prime minister said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Dear friends
    Feb11

    Dear friends

    IN TSARSKOE SELO (“Tsar’s Village”), a smart district in Kiev, Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, owns a swathe of desirable land. Across the street sits a sprawling compound belonging to Ihor Kononenko, the president’s friend and deputy head of his parliamentary faction. The two men met during their Soviet army service....