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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Putin bogging down in Syria
    Dec11

    Putin bogging down in Syria

    As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Moscow next week to meet with Vladimir Putin, U.S. and Israeli officials say Putin’s intervention in Syria is showing slower results than the Russian president had hoped, possibly making Putin more willing to cooperate with U.S. efforts to settle Syria’s civil war. Kerry has sidestepped the...

    With Turkey Bashing, Putin Seeks to Save Face
    Dec11

    With Turkey Bashing, Putin Seeks to Save Face

    Photo credit: Zaman, Turgut Engin Downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on the Turkish-Syrian border has provided an enabling environment for Russian President Vladimir Putin to polish his image. Increasingly sharp rhetoric from the Russian side has two primary goals: To avoid hard military action and prop up the Russian leader. Russia...

    Christmas Price Freeze, Russian Food Embargo, Cheap Schengen Visas – Belarus State Press Digest
    Dec11

    Christmas Price Freeze, Russian Food Embargo, Cheap Schengen Visas – Belarus State Press Digest

    Belarus rejects accusations from Ukraine officials claiming that it has joined the Russian food embargo against Ukraine. Visa facilitation between the EU and Belarusan is likely to succeed, but the extent of the programme will depend on Belarus’ commitment to reform. The Belarusian agricultural sector suffers from lobbyists who constantly...

    Out of Gas: Turkey is Losing Its Battle with Russia
    Dec10

    Out of Gas: Turkey is Losing Its Battle with Russia

    Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images) Turkey has told the Reuters news agency that Russia has stopped work on its nuclear power plants. In reality, the Turks are exaggerating. The Russians haven’t really stopped—they...

    Diplomats See EU Extending Russia Sanctions Next Week
    Dec10

    Diplomats See EU Extending Russia Sanctions Next Week

    The European Union is likely to extend economic sanctions against Russia next week before leaders of the bloc meet for a summit, diplomats said, after unexpected opposition by Italy blocked the rollover earlier this week. The EU targeted Russia’s energy, banking and defense sectors in July 2014, blaming Moscow for driving a separatist...

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who ‘planned terror attacks’ (AFP)
    Dec10

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who ‘planned terror attacks’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s security service said on Thursday that it had arrested an insurgent group involving three Russian nationals that had stockpiled bombs and planned to carry out “terrorist attacks”, in raids that cost the life of a special forces officer. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine invites   Netherlands to help probe stolen art
    Dec10

    Ukraine invites Netherlands to help probe stolen art

    KIEV: Ukrainian investigators on Thursday called on the Netherlands to help probe the fate of a batch of precious Dutch paintings reportedly being held by a volunteer battalion fighting pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the ex-Soviet state. “We are waiting — and they are welcomed here in Ukraine — the official investigators who can...

    Pressure builds in Kyiv ahead of crucial deadline
    Dec10

    Pressure builds in Kyiv ahead of crucial deadline

    The one year grace period is over. Parliament could now oust Ukraine’s governing coalition. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is increasingly under pressure. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    All Is Forgiven?
    Dec10

    All Is Forgiven?

    Besides Vladimir Putin, who has benefitted the most from the terrorist attacks in Paris and from the wave fear that has gripped Europe? Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary, as well as several other populist leaders from Central Europe, are determined not to let this crisis go to waste, using it to boost their approval ratings at home and...

    Turkey’s Aim to Annex Northern Syria and Iraq | Global Research
    Dec10

    Turkey’s Aim to Annex Northern Syria and Iraq | Global Research

    Turkey is a NATO member, a close US ally in its regional war OF terror, battling Kurds in northern Syria and Iraq on the phony pretext of combating ISIS. Erdogan long coveted annexing Aleppo and other northern Syrian areas, as well as bordering Iraqi territory – the latter objective to seize and control valued Mosul area oil fields. Hundreds of...