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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Putin’s Willing Executioner
    Feb04

    Putin’s Willing Executioner

    Vladimir Putin meets with Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. ReutersHe’s like a cartoon villain, except that he’s real. He can be pretty amusing, except when he’s terrifying. He’s a bit of a clown and more than a bit childish, but he’s also one of the most powerful men in Russia....

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed

    The so-called decommunization of Ukraine edged forward on February 4 as parliament approved the scrapping of 175 names of towns, villages, and districts across the country and replaced them with non-Soviet alternatives. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin Slams BBC for Programme Simulating WW3 NATO Russia Conflict
    Feb04

    Kremlin Slams BBC for Programme Simulating WW3 NATO Russia Conflict

    The Kremlin has taken a swipe at British broadcaster the BBC after it aired a hypothetical look at what a conflict between Russia and NATO would look like in Eastern Europe. The WW3: Inside the War Room programme, shown on BBC Two on Wednesday, simulated a hypothetical situation of ethnic unrest erupting in the Baltics, escalating tensions...

    European Parliament mentions pre-requisites of lifting sanctions on Russia
    Feb04

    European Parliament mentions pre-requisites of lifting sanctions on Russia

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    Demonising Russia won’t give us security | Letters
    Feb04

    Demonising Russia won’t give us security | Letters

    We note with alarm that public discourse about Russia is coloured by militaristic and dangerous terms which may talk us into war (We’r*e back to great-power conflict, says US defence secretary, 3 February). The country’s portrayal as an aggressive power increases its perception of threat, accelerating a military and ideological...

    Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough
    Feb04

    Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. Swedish officials said Thursday the UN panel report concludes Assange has been a victim...

    Prague Releases Suspected Lebanese Arms Trader Wanted By U.S.
    Feb04

    Prague Releases Suspected Lebanese Arms Trader Wanted By U.S.

    A Czech court has set free a suspected Lebanese arms trader wanted by Washington in an exchange to free five Czech citizens held in Lebanon. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Is a Compulsive Risk-Taker
    Feb04

    Putin Is a Compulsive Risk-Taker

    He is doubling down on Ukraine, Syria and his failing economic policies. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s economic minister resigns over government corruption
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s economic minister resigns over government corruption

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Ukraine’s economic minister resigned on Wednesday, saying government officials actively attempted to block his efforts to combat corruption. …read more Source: United Press...

    Economic minister’s resignation plunges Ukraine into new crisis
    Feb04

    Economic minister’s resignation plunges Ukraine into new crisis

    Aivaras Abromavičius and his entire team quit complaining of ingrained corruption, a major blow to president and governmentUkraine has been thrust into a new political crisis after the economic minister and his team tendered their resignations complaining of ingrained corruption, which has replaced the simmering separatist conflict as the...