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      Ukraine rebels release OSCE observers
      Jun27

      Ukraine rebels release OSCE observers

      Four members of international monitoring team handed over but four still held as pro-Russia fighters make ‘goodwill gesture’ Rebels in south-east Ukraine have released four out of eight international observers captured over a month ago.Four observers from the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were brought...

      Ukraine set to sign EU pact that sparked revolution
      Jun26

      Ukraine set to sign EU pact that sparked revolution

      Kiev to sign association agreement with European Union, which Viktor Yanukovych backed away from in NovemberIt was the document that started a revolution and ended up bringing Europe to the brink of war. Ukraine’s association agreement with the European Union, a mainly economic document setting up a free trade area that nevertheless has...

      Ukrainian  rebels agree to more peace talks
      Jun26

      Ukrainian rebels agree to more peace talks

      President Petro Poroshenko hints that government ceasefire, which ends at 10am on Friday, will not be extendedUkrainian separatist rebels are reported to have agreed to take part in further peace talks on Friday to end the conflict in the country’s eastern regions.”There is an agreement to hold a round of consultations on June 27 in...

      The Moldova village caught between Russia and Europe
      Jun26

      The Moldova village caught between Russia and Europe

      On the eve of a historic deal with the EU, residents of Dobrinski are lobbying to join their neighbour – the breakaway Russian enclave of Transnistria. Transitions Online reportsOn an early spring day in Dorotcaia in eastern Moldova, about 100 people gather in the central square, in front of the renovated House of Culture. Behind them, a...

      Nato steps back from giving Georgia full membership of alliance
      Jun25

      Nato steps back from giving Georgia full membership of alliance

      Republic gains only possibility of ‘cooperation’ deal amid fears of some Nato members that full tie-in would antagonise RussiaGeorgia’s hopes of achieving full membership of Nato were set back on Wednesday as the alliance vowed to stop short of approval, avoiding possible confrontation with Moscow over an expansion to...

      The British Army: cash-strapped, homeward bound, and looking for new roles
      Jun25

      The British Army: cash-strapped, homeward bound, and looking for new roles

      Future operations would be limited, suggests head of the army General Wall speaks of “soft use of hard power” No plans to send troops to IraqGone are the days, for the forseeable future at least, of Britain deploying large numbers of “boots on the ground”. Any intervention by Britain’s armed forces in future will be...

      From Russia with love: new wave of emigration sparks debate
      Jun25

      From Russia with love: new wave of emigration sparks debate

      Issue of whether to stay or go has become a hot topic in liberal press with some spurred on by annexation of CrimeaTo flee or not to flee? That has always been the question for a certain stratum of Russian society, from Tsarist times through the Soviet period and the chaos of the 1990s, and up to the present day. People have left Russia in...

      Ukrainian military seize pro-Russian camp in Donetsk – video
      Jun25

      Ukrainian military seize pro-Russian camp in Donetsk – video

      Soldiers from Ukraine’s military explore a camp they seized from pro-Russian separatists in a raid on Tuesday. The takeover comes during a temporary ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and the rebels. According to reports, a Ukrainian helicopter has also been shot down by separatists since the ceasefire began … …read more...

      Ukraine ceasefire in danger after helicopter shot down
      Jun25

      Ukraine ceasefire in danger after helicopter shot down

      Nine soldiers killed after pro-Russian separatists shoot down helicopter, against their commander’s orders to respect ceasefireThe US vice-president, Joe Biden, spoke with Ukraine’s president on Tuesday after pro-Russian insurgents downed an army helicopter against ceasefire orders from their commander, the White House said.The...

      Ukraine crisis: Putin removes threat of military intervention after ceasefire
      Jun24

      Ukraine crisis: Putin removes threat of military intervention after ceasefire

      Boost to truce hopes after president asks parliament to revoke ruling permitting Russian troops on Ukrainian territoryVladimir Putin has formally taken Russian military intervention in eastern Ukraine off the table as separatist leaders agreed to a ceasefire proposed by Kiev in the region. … …read more Source: The...