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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    NATO boots in Central Europe to tackle Russian threat
    Feb10

    NATO boots in Central Europe to tackle Russian threat

    NATO will deploy troops to frontline states menaced by Russia’s actions in Ukraine, defense ministers agreed Wednesday, in what the head of the alliance called “the most significant boost to our collective defense since the end of the Cold War.” The alliance will not set up military bases in a bid to counter Russian military aggression, but...

    Troops Roll Through Crimea As Russia Holds Military Drills
    Feb10

    Troops Roll Through Crimea As Russia Holds Military Drills

    Tanks and army trucks were lined up on the highways of Simferopol on the Crimean Peninsula on February 9, a day after the start of large-scale Russian military exercises in the region. (RFE/RL’s Crimean unit) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF warns Ukraine to tackle corruption or bailout stops
    Feb10

    IMF warns Ukraine to tackle corruption or bailout stops

    The International Monetary Fund has warned Ukraine that it will block its $40bn bailout programme if Kyiv fails to confront crippling corruption.… …read more Source:...

    Four dead after landmine blows up minibus in Ukraine
    Feb10

    Four dead after landmine blows up minibus in Ukraine

    Four Ukrainian civilians were killed when a minivan carrying them drove over a landmine as they waited to cross out of separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, authorities say. …read more Source: ABC...

    IMF may cut aid to Ukraine over corruption
    Feb10

    IMF may cut aid to Ukraine over corruption

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has threatened to cut financial aid to Ukraine because the country has shown little progress in tackling corruption. …read more Source: Iran...

    NATO agrees Russian deterrent but avoids Cold War footing
    Feb10

    NATO agrees Russian deterrent but avoids Cold War footing

    By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart NATO agreed on Wednesday its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe, setting out ways to rapidly deploy air, naval and ground forces without resorting to Cold War-era military bases. In an effort to dissuade Moscow after its 2014 annexation of Crimea, NATO defence...

    Lithuanian Embassy in Kyiv hosts a meeting of EU diplomats
    Feb10

    Lithuanian Embassy in Kyiv hosts a meeting of EU diplomats

    Lithuanian Embassy in Kyiv hosts a meeting of EU diplomats responsible for implementation of Eastern Partnership policy. On 9-10 February in Ukraine, the Embassy of Lithuania in Kyiv organised a visit of the European Union’s Ambassadors responsible for the implementation of the Eastern Partnership policy. In Kyiv, representatives of the...

    Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead
    Feb10

    Dewar: Ditch the communism memorial and honour aboriginals instead

    Let’s stop quibbling about the monument to victims of communism and ask the real question: Should we have such a monument in our capital? I think not. At a time when our country must focus on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, why not invest instead in the long-proposed National Aboriginal Centre on Victoria Island? The Liberal...

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support
    Feb10

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support

    Putin has seen the burly, red-haired 39-year-old former rebel as essential to keeping Chechnya stable after two separatist wars, and has given him privileges no one else in Russia’s tightly controlled political system has seen. Things began to change when opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot dead on Feb....

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support
    Feb10

    Chechen leader threatens foes in bid to gain Putin’s support

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin-backed strongman of Chechnya has issued a stream of threats against Russia’s liberal opposition, but his primary audience appears to be the Russian president himself. With Ramzan Kadyrov’s five-year stint as regional leader about to expire, he is trying to parlay his strong personal ties with President...