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Cult of Stalin sweeps back into Ukraine's Donetsk rebel 'republic'

Separatists exploit Soviet nostalgia in coal-mining city formerly known as Stalino in bid to cement their Moscow-backed rule - while glossing over Stalin's atrocities<p>Three portraits of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin are on display in the centre of Donetsk, the rebel capital of eastern …

Russia risks a repeat of doomed Afghan war in Syria, says EU foreign policy chief

Syria,European Union,Europe,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Russia,Iran,Bashar al-Assad,Afghanistan<p>Federica Mogherini urges Moscow to seek political solution before peace talks aimed at ending four-year conflict<p>Russia risks being trapped in another quagmire like Afghanistan unless it helps …

'The Sky Seemed to Be Raining Fire': We Saw the Aftermath of Massive Weapons Depot Explosion in Ukraine | VICE News

The warning from the balaclava-clad soldier brought the magnitude of the previous night's chaos into sharp focus. "You don't want to go any further — trust me," he said, standing guard at a military checkpoint on the road to the disaster zone in eastern Ukraine's government-held Luhansk region. …

Ukraine debt crisis: Kiev faces fight with creditors as it reels from Putin's blows

War-torn Ukraine is battling to find a way out of a debt crisis made worse by its ongoing conflict with Russia<p>With most eyes still on Greece, it is easy to forget about Europe’s other debt crisis. But Ukraine could soon take centre stage.<p>Battered by Russia’s military might, Vladimir Putin’s …

Economics

Two Jews tortured by Ukraine rebels land in Israel

Over three-quarters of Donetsk’s pre-war Jewish population of between 10,000 and 11,000 have fled the city since fighting broke out last year.<p>><br>• ><p>ROMAN …

Ukraine suspends Russian gas purchases

<b>Russian gas purchases have been suspended by Ukraine after a breakdown in talks aimed at keeping supplies running for three to six months.</b><p>The Ukrainian state energy company, Naftogaz, said it would continue transporting Russian gas supplies to other European customers.<p>It will be the second time in …

Ukraine crisis: Rally in Kiev urges war on eastern rebels

<b>About 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters and far-right supporters have marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev.</b><p>Many burned tyres and wore balaclavas; some carried white supremacist flags.<p>They called on the government to end the Minsk ceasefire accord and declare war on pro-Russian …

Vladimir Putin masses tanks and troops inside Ukraine as war threatens to escalate

YouTubeRussian troops can be seen massing at a camp in Ukraine<p>Video shot from a drone unveiled a massive Russian military camp some 15 miles inside …

Putin reportedly contacts Obama for second time in weeks about unity on global concerns

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory Fourth of July message to President Obama and expressed confidence that their respective countries can work together on global issues including terror threats, according to news agencies.<p>"In his message of congratulations, the Russian …

A huge fire rages out of control at a fuel depot in Ukraine

Firefighters will battle through the night to contain a huge fire at a fuel depot in Ukraine.<p>The towering plume of smoke from the blaze can be seen from afar. Scores of firefighters are at the site, 30 kilometres from Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.<p>Eight containers at the plant are ablaze. The fear is …

Pope tells Putin: 'Sincere' peace efforts needed for Ukraine

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in "sincere" international efforts aimed at bringing peace to …

Poll: Americans and Europeans differ on aid to Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — A new survey shows that Americans are less willing than Europeans to send economic aid to Ukraine, where the government is struggling …

Ukraine conflict: Don't be afraid of Russia, Vladimir Putin tells West

Russia is not a threat to the West, president Vladimir Putin has insisted in an interview, saying he is still committed to a Ukraine peace deal after …

Russia

Cold War 2.0 Heats Up: Washington Dusts Off Russia "Containment" Plans

The “ceasefire” — if you can call it that — that has been in place in Ukraine since February’s Minsk Accord has fallen apart this week with the …

Russia

Ukraine military blames rebel bomb for patrol boat explosion

KIEV (Reuters) - An explosion which sank a border patrol boat off Ukraine’s strategically important port city of Mariupol was caused by a separatist-made bomb, the Ukrainian military said on Monday.<p>The boat exploded on Sunday, killing one crew member and wounding five others, as it left its mooring …

Russia

Russian soldiers 'dying in large numbers' in Ukraine - Nato

<b>Nato's deputy chief says Russian leaders are less and less able to conceal the deaths of "large numbers" of Russian soldiers in eastern Ukraine.</b><p>Alexander Vershbow said Russia's involvement was becoming more unpopular with the Russian public as a result.<p>Russian officials dismissed on Thursday a US …

Foreigners could be allowed to serve in Ukrainian army

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian parliament has given preliminary approval to allowing foreigners to serve in its army.<p>A military conflict between …

Scores of Russian soldiers killed in east Ukraine: opposition report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least 220 Russian soldiers have been killed in east Ukraine, opposition activists said on Tuesday in a report offering what they called “ample evidence” to rebut President Vladimir Putin’s denial his troops are fighting there.<p>A fighter with the separatist self-proclaimed …

Russia

Ukraine erases communist reminders as it tries to ditch past

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A hulking steel statue of a victorious female warrior bearing aloft sword and shield looms in dour majesty over the Ukrainian …

China and Russia Grow Even Closer

Xi Jinping’s appearance at Vladimir Putin’s side at the Victory Parade in Moscow signifies a deepened relationship based on a common adversary: the United States.<p>On Saturday, Russia staged a grand celebration in Moscow to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the country’s defeat Nazi Germany in …

Russia

Special Report - Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine

MOSCOW/DONETSK (Reuters) - Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that …

Russia

NATO military exercises aim to send message of resolve to Russia

NATOcountries are staging massive air, land and sea exercises across Russia's northern borders this month in response to warnings from the Kremlin and strategic analysts that PresidentVladimir Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons are more than bluster.<p>The exercises in Estonia, Lithuania and …

U.S. commander: Another Russian offensive possible in Ukraine after lull

The top U.S. commander for NATO said Thursday that America needs better intelligence on the ground in Ukraine, but that it appears Russian forces have used a recent lull in fighting to reposition for another offensive.<p>Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of NATO forces in Europe, told the Senate Armed …

Russian oil supplies to Europe via Druzhba pipeline halved – Transneft

Transneft says the Druzhba pipeline breakdown may hinder April supplies to Europe but they would be made up in May.<p>There was a leak in one of the …

Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North …

Liberal Culture

<b>Kultura Liberalna / Liberal Culture</b> is a centrist, liberal media organisation, think tank and NGO based in Poland which publishes an influential …

Europe

US troops in Europe request bigger guns amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine

One of the last American combat units stationed in Europe is asking the government for bigger guns amid rising tensions over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.<p>The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is requesting that 81 of its 8-wheel-drive Stryker infantry carrier vehicles be equipped with 30-mm. …

Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

In a new documentary in Russia, President Vladimir Putin says that the annexation of Crimea just over a year ago was justified and righted a historical wrong.<p>In the film titled <i>The President,</i> Putin denies that the importance of the Black Sea peninsula is not strategic. "It's because this has …

Europe takes aim at Russia's mighty Gazprom

Brace yourselves for a gas war: Europe is going after Russia's mighty energy firm Gazprom.<p>The European Union has filed antitrust charges against the world's biggest gas producer. It is accusing Gazprom (GZPFY) of using its dominant position to manipulate prices and hinder the free flow of gas …