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    Russia and Turkey run risk of escalation over Syria
    Feb16

    Russia and Turkey run risk of escalation over Syria

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Turkey and Russia are already waging a proxy war in Syria as Istanbul backs rebels against Syrian government troops supported by Moscow.But the recent escalation in rhetoric has sharpened fears of a direct confrontation, analysts warn.The two major players in the Syrian conflict have historic enmities dating back to the 16th...

    three soldiers killed in east Ukraine clashes
    Feb16

    three soldiers killed in east Ukraine clashes

    Ukraine presidential administration spokesman says three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in recent clashes. …read more Source:...

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right
    Feb16

    An Eastern European frozen conflict the EU got right

    Even as Russia and the West rang in the new year still publicly at loggerheads over Ukraine, the EU sealed a deal with Russia over another Eastern European frozen conflict zone: Transnistria. The unrecognized statelet of Transnistria broke away from newly independent Moldova in 1990, and is famous as a Soviet nostalgia theme park. Its statues of...

    Ukrainian government hangs by thread as confidence vote looms
    Feb16

    Ukrainian government hangs by thread as confidence vote looms

    Ukraine’s Western-backed government faced collapse on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko called on the prime minister to resign, deepening the crisis in a country fighting a recession and a separatist insurgency. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko asks embattled PM to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko asks embattled PM to resign

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to resign in the face of lost public trust in his ability to fight corruption and overcome a deep economic malaise.Poroshenkos dramatic intervention came as opinion polls showed growing public disenchantment with the pro-Western team that...

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepens with call to oust ministers
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s political crisis deepens with call to oust ministers

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 16 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on his embattled prime minister and prosecutor general to resign Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia and Ukraine block trucks in transit dispute
    Feb16

    Russia and Ukraine block trucks in transit dispute

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian transportation authorities have blocked the movement of Ukraine-registered trucks and detained over 300 cargo vehicles after Ukraine closed its borders to Russia-registered long-haulers. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine’s post-revolution government is falling apart
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s post-revolution government is falling apart

    President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday called for a “complete reboot” of Ukraine’s government and demanded that the country’s embattled prime minister and general prosecutor quit their posts. The president said it would be the only path out of Ukraine’s deepening political crisis. Poroshenko’s request came as...

    Ukraine parliament to vote on no confidence motion
    Feb16

    Ukraine parliament to vote on no confidence motion

    KIEV (Reuters) – The draft of a no confidence motion against the Ukrainian government was posted on the parliamentary website on Tuesday, paving the way for the vote to proceed. …read more Source: The...

    Russian exports of Vodka and liquor hit decade low
    Feb16

    Russian exports of Vodka and liquor hit decade low

    Alcohol market research attributes 42% drop in exports in 2015 to economic plight and western sanctionsRussia’s vodka and liquor exports slumped last year largely due to political tensions with the west and Ukraine. According to the Centre for the Study of Federal and Regional Alcohol Markets, Russian exports of the products fell by 42% to...