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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Re-integrate Donbass? No, thanks!
    Oct30

    Re-integrate Donbass? No, thanks!

    While the Ukrainian leadership tries to implement the Minsk agreement, opposition to a re-integration of separatist-controlled areas is growing. Experts warn of a new internal political crisis. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II
    Oct30

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II

    Karen Dawisha is the Walter E Havighurst Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a world-renowned Russia expert who has written extensively about Soviet foreign policy, Russia-Middle East relations, and contemporary Russian politics. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns...

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform
    Oct30

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform

    Ukraine’s recent local elections showed that voters want to see continued progress in the areas of legal reform and the fight against corruption, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv said this week. Sunday’s elections “showed the resiliency of Ukrainian democracy in the face of difficult economic conditions and Russian aggression,”...

    Two killed in east Ukraine ammunition depot explosions
    Oct30

    Two killed in east Ukraine ammunition depot explosions

    Several explosions at an ammunition depot have killed two civilians and injured eight others in eastern Ukraine. According to AFP, regional military spokesman Ruslan Tkachuk said: “The latest information is that two civilians were killed and another eight people were injured in the blasts in the government-held city of Svatove” On Thursday, a...

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30
    Oct30

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30

    Ihor Babak / Reuters Black bears in Florida, prayers for rain in Indonesia, Spain’s La Sagrada Familia basilica enters its final phase of construction, Slipknot performs in California, the Halloween Dog Parade in New York, students in India celebrate the 60th birthday of Bill Gates, the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, Chewbacca...

    Ukraine leader’s wealth grows despite war, economic woes (AFP)
    Oct30

    Ukraine leader’s wealth grows despite war, economic woes (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The value of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assets soared despite economic crisis and conflict while those of other tycoons shrank in an annual wealth list published Friday. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO Commander: Russia’s Syria Deployment Aimed To Take Eyes Off Ukraine
    Oct30

    NATO Commander: Russia’s Syria Deployment Aimed To Take Eyes Off Ukraine

    NATO’s top commander says Russia’s military deployment to Syria was aimed at showcasing Moscow’s resurgent armed forces, but also to distract Western attention from the simmering conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why has the government taken international law out of the Ministerial Code?
    Oct30

    Why has the government taken international law out of the Ministerial Code?

    The developments are sinister. First published in 1992, the ministerial code sets out the standards expected of ministers and makes them accountable to the Prime Minister for their conduct in office. It has been updated by successive Prime Ministers, but one small change in the latest edition, published this month, has left both constitutional...

    Russia-US rivalry spreads to ex-Soviet central Asia
    Oct30

    Russia-US rivalry spreads to ex-Soviet central Asia

    After Ukraine and Syria, the ex-Soviet republics of central Asia could become the latest venue for geo-political rivalry between Moscow and Washington, driven by Kremlin worries about Islamists and U.S. suspicion about Russia’s true intentions. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia-U.S. rivalry spreads to ex-Soviet central Asia
    Oct30

    Russia-U.S. rivalry spreads to ex-Soviet central Asia

    ALMATY/VIENNA (Reuters) – After Ukraine and Syria, the ex-Soviet republics of central Asia could become the latest venue for geo-political rivalry between Moscow and Washington, driven by Kremlin worries about Islamists and U.S. suspicion about Russia’s true intentions. …read more Source: The...