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    [Ticker] Tension mounts as EU-Ukraine free trade deadline approaches
    Sep07

    [Ticker] Tension mounts as EU-Ukraine free trade deadline approaches

    EU, Russian, and Ukrainian experts are to draft a paper by October, tabling “practical solutions” addressing Russia’s concerns on the impact of the EU-Ukraine free trade treaty, which enters into force next year. Trade ministers will also meet in November, in a bid to avoid Russian trade sanctions on Ukraine. …read more...

    Ukraine, US stage live-fire joint war games
    Sep07

    Ukraine, US stage live-fire joint war games

    US troopers have held joint live-fire military exercises with Ukrainian soldiers in western Ukraine. According to the reports, nearly 300 American and 900 Ukrainian soldiers participated in the Sunday drills held in the town of Yavoriv near the Ukraine-Poland border. The exercises, part of a series of drills dubbed “Operation Fearless Guardian,”...

    Šefčovič to press Russia on Ukraine gas talks
    Sep07

    Šefčovič to press Russia on Ukraine gas talks

    Maroš Šefčovič will urge Russia to return to EU-brokered talks with Ukraine when he meets Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak this Friday, he told POLITICO today. The trilateral talks fell apart in June. Šefčovič, the EU’s energy union vice president, is set to meet Novak, and hopes that Gazprom representatives will be there too. “We...

    Moldovan protesters set up camp over ‘fraud of century’
    Sep07

    Moldovan protesters set up camp over ‘fraud of century’

    CHISINAU: Moldovan opposition protesters on Monday pitched around 100 tents in the centre of the capital Chisinau, demanding the resignation of the president and snap elections after a big weekend demonstration. The tents went up in the capital Chisinau’s central square after tens of thousands of Moldovans poured onto the streets on Sunday...

    NATO head to make first visit to Ukraine
    Sep07

    NATO head to make first visit to Ukraine

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg will make his first visit to Ukraine later this month, Kiev’s foreign minister said on Monday, as efforts to solve the conflict between rebels and government forces pick up pace. …read more Source: Global...

    Kyiv Seen As Using A Bit Of Street Smarts To Rankle Russia
    Sep07

    Kyiv Seen As Using A Bit Of Street Smarts To Rankle Russia

    Officials in Kyiv have renamed the street hosting the Russian consulate in honor of volunteer battalions fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The move is part of a long tradition of using street signs to rankle political foes. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Grand Theft Auto and More: The Grim Reality of Life in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’
    Sep07

    Grand Theft Auto and More: The Grim Reality of Life in ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’

    Reports leaked by Anonymous International make DNR seem like a scene straight out of the Grand Theft Auto video game. Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. In recent months, the Russian data-leaking group Anonymous International has published a series of communications detailing the grim reality of daily life in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk...

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov
    Sep07

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf voices support for imprisoned fellow director Oleg Sentsov

    Iranian film-maker Makhmalbaf endorses international outcry over 20-year jail sentence imposed on Ukrainian director convicted of terrorismThe Iranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has added his voice to international protests over the plight of Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian director serving a 20-year jail sentence after being convicted on terrorism...

    New Ukraine truce: rays of hope and clouds of doubt
    Sep07

    New Ukraine truce: rays of hope and clouds of doubt

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines warring sides marked a week without heavy fighting Monday in a tentatively encouraging change to a 17-month war that has debilitated Western relations with Russia and unsettled eastern Europe.The pro-European leaders in Kiev and separatist eastern rebels whom Russia denies arming are preparing a meeting Tuesday that...

    Šefčovič warns energy firms over Nord Stream II participation
    Sep07

    Šefčovič warns energy firms over Nord Stream II participation

    Gazprom’s deal with European energy companies to double the Nord Stream gas pipeline’s capacity raises a “host” of questions on how the project fits with the EU’s energy security and regulatory priorities, Maroš Šefčovič, the EU’s energy union vice president, told POLITICO today. “How is it in compliance with our strategy...