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    Teenage Kremlin critic commits suicide amid abuse over pro-Ukraine activism
    Dec28

    Teenage Kremlin critic commits suicide amid abuse over pro-Ukraine activism

    Vlad Kolesnikov was found dead after taking overdose on Christmas Day, following a public backlash described by rights groups as ‘hideous’ over his criticism of Russian policy …read more Source: The...

    DPR says two residents, serviceman killed in Ukrainian army shelling
    Dec28

    DPR says two residents, serviceman killed in Ukrainian army shelling

    Pro-Russia forces in east Ukraine say shelling by Ukrainian military forces in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) killed two civilians and a serviceman last week. “The armed forces have committed 14 violations in the DPR over the past day. Kominternove, Zhabunki, Nova Laspa, Zaitseve and the Donetsk airport have been...

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel
    Dec28

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel

    AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises. The vote by editorial staff from all services and languages across the world put Russian President Vladimir Putin as number two on a list of people who most influenced...

    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave
    Dec28

    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave

    VILNIUS (AFP) – Lithuania said Monday it had signed a 10-year-deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom to transport gas to Kaliningrad in a move likely to soothe the Kremlins concerns over its westernmost outposts energy security.The Baltic EU states gas transmission system operator Amber Grid said it would charge 10-11 million euros ($11-12...

    Russia Says Ukraine Preparing Military Offensive in Donbass
    Dec28

    Russia Says Ukraine Preparing Military Offensive in Donbass

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said the Kiev government was planning a military operation against rebels in the Donbass region with the knowledge of the EU. …read more Source:...

    Russian Officials Get Quirky Holiday Gift: A Book of Putin’s One-Liners
    Dec28

    Russian Officials Get Quirky Holiday Gift: A Book of Putin’s One-Liners

    Some of Vladimir Putin’s saltiest one liners have been turned into a book by his supporters who have sent a batch to the Kremlin touting it as the ideal holiday gift for patriotic Russian officials. The tome, entitled “The Words that are changing the World,” is the latest expression of admiration from fans who cast the president...

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record
    Dec28

    Political Feuding Imperils Ukraine’s Future, Obama’s Record

    KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than to… …read more Source:...

    Procedure to remove restrictions in Belarus-Ukraine trade agreed
    Dec28

    Procedure to remove restrictions in Belarus-Ukraine trade agreed

    According to the source, the new arrangements will take care of the Ukrainian decision to introduce a special import duty as large as 39.2% against a number of Belarusian exports to Ukraine as from 20 January 2016. …read more Source:...

    EU to Double Assistance to Belarus – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest
    Dec28

    EU to Double Assistance to Belarus – Belarus Foreign Policy Digest

    Vladimir Makei with EU foreign ministers in Brussels Belarus’ relations with Europe have found a new lease of life after the suspension of the EU sanctions against Minsk. The EU’s intends to double its financial assistance to Belarus in 2016. The removal …read more Source: Belarus...

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic
    Dec28

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — As New Year's Eve approaches, the central square of Crimea's largest city is festooned with bright festive decorations, including a soaring artificial tree that flashes and winks. But areas just a few steps away are sunk in darkness, the street lamps turned off because of an electricity shortage…....