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    Poroshenko, Nazarbaev Discuss Ties, Ukraine Crisis In Astana
    Oct09

    Poroshenko, Nazarbaev Discuss Ties, Ukraine Crisis In Astana

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbaev, have discussed bilateral ties in Astana. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine leader says he hopes ‘fragile truce’ will hold
    Oct09

    Ukraine leader says he hopes ‘fragile truce’ will hold

    By Raushan Nurshayeva ASTANA (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko struck a conciliatory tone on Friday in his comments on… …read more Source:...

    The Daily Vertical: Seriously, Mr. Juncker?!
    Oct09

    The Daily Vertical: Seriously, Mr. Juncker?!

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Set To Suspend Belarus Sanctions For 4 Months After Vote
    Oct09

    EU Set To Suspend Belarus Sanctions For 4 Months After Vote

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will lift its sanctions on Belarus, including those on authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, for four months after Sunday’s vote barring any last-minute crackdown, diplomatic sources said. EU foreign ministers will take the decision on Monday, diplomats said, ending three weeks of...

    Ukraine may lose up to 30 percent of winter sowing area due to dry weather
    Oct09

    Ukraine may lose up to 30 percent of winter sowing area due to dry weather

    KIEV (Reuters) – The acreage of Ukrainian land sown with winter grain for the 2016 harvest could fall by up to 30 percent due to excessively… …read more Source:...

    How the rivalry between Russians and Turks shaped the world
    Oct09

    How the rivalry between Russians and Turks shaped the world

    On this day in 1853, the Ottoman Empire declared war on Russia. The Crimean War wouldn’t end until 1856. #OnThisDay pic.twitter.com/Xbn1wvAmhg — The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) October 4, 2015 It’s a tense moment for relations between Russia and Turkey. Moscow’s intervention into the conflict in Syria, almost explicitly on...

    U.S. Keeps Tough Line On Russia Despite Ukraine Truce
    Oct09

    U.S. Keeps Tough Line On Russia Despite Ukraine Truce

    Victoria Nuland, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, has said the United States will maintain sanctions imposed on Russia over its actions in Ukraine until the terms of the Minsk peace plan are fully implemented. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    John Robson: The West is sending messages while Russia sends troops
    Oct09

    John Robson: The West is sending messages while Russia sends troops

    The antique destroyer Canada is contributing to Exercise Trident Juncture, for the usual purpose of “sending a strong message” to Russia over Ukraine, set off with a bang. Unfortunately it came from the engine room, and HMCS Athabaskan promptly headed to a British port for repairs. Which certainly sent a strong message to Russia, but not the one...

    Belarus’ Veteran Leader Poised for Re-election, Eyes Better Ties With West
    Oct09

    Belarus’ Veteran Leader Poised for Re-election, Eyes Better Ties With West

    President Alexander Lukashenko, in power for 21 years, is virtually certain to win a fifth term in office on Sunday in an election observers say is unlikely to see the kind of violent mass protests that marred the 2010 poll. The West has long ostracized Lukashenko, a feisty, heavily built former state farm manager, over his human rights record...

    Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Russia on Energy Deals
    Oct09

    Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Russia on Energy Deals

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, angered by Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria, warned Moscow on Thursday that Ankara may look elsewhere for partners to supply natural gas and build its first nuclear power plant. One of the top importers of Russian gas, Turkey has joined with Moscow in a major effort to construct a new gas pipeline –...