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‘If Poroshenko wants peace, he can stop shelling of Donbass’
The West should put pressure on President Poroshenko to stop the gunfire and attacks on civilians in Donbass, take away weapons from the frontline, and fully respect the Minsk II agreement, Robert Oulds from the Bruges Group, who is in Donetsk told RT.

23.04.2015 10:57

Ukraine ceasefire violations blamed on ‘unidentified third party’ – OSCE
The fragile truce in eastern Ukraine has on several occasions been violated by an “unidentified third party,” the OSCE mission stated in its daily report, citing officers of the joint coordination center who were trying to organize a ceasefire.

18.04.2015 02:06

Ukraine has key to better Russia-EU relations - Lavrov
Relations between Russia and the EU depend on the implementation of Minsk documents, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. By "blocking" the agreements, Kiev prevents the "normalization" of the relations, he said.

06.04.2015 20:35

Catalan nationalists sign 'road map' to secede from Spain in 2017
Several nationalist parties and associations in Spain's Catalonia region have signed an agreement on what they call "a road map" to secession. They aim to implement the plan by 2017, if the coalition wins regional parliamentary elections in September.

01.04.2015 19:46

Donbass: ‘The war has not started yet’
Two top Cossack commanders in the People's Republic of Donetsk and a seasoned Serbian volunteer fighter are adamant: the real war in Donbass has not even started.

30.03.2015 14:00

Several military reported dead in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict escalation
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalated on Thursday leaving several military dead. Different figures were produced by each side, ranging from at least three, up to 20 people in the disputed enclave in the South Caucasus.

19.03.2015 20:01

‘New IMF loan to Ukraine will go down the drain’
President Poroshenko’s government is far more corrupt and less efficient than the previous one, according to Martin Sieff, columnist for the Baltimore Post-Examiner. It’s like a black hole, the more money you pour in the less you will have, he added.

11.03.2015 13:26

‘Israel has it all’: UK ad authority bans ‘misleading’ Jerusalem travel brochure
An Israeli tourism brochure depicting the Old City of Jerusalem has been banned by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for presenting a “misleading” image, which suggests the Palestinian enclave is Israeli.

04.03.2015 10:19

'Europe will face a 9/11 within two years’ – Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin
Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin predicts a “9/11 in Europe within two years,” as Islamic State militants join thousands of migrants beating a path to Europe. His warning comes as Home Secretary Theresa May says Britain’s terror threat is “grave and growing.”

03.03.2015 09:32

​OSCE confirms Donetsk & Lugansk militias withdrawing heavy weapons from contact line
Heavy weapons and artillery systems are being withdrawn from the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine, according to a report issued by monitoring mission of the OSCE, which observed at least four eastern militias’ convoys over the past days.

03.03.2015 01:35

​Catalonia prepares to set up own foreign missions, tax system amid independence drive
Catalonia is preparing its own tax system, and creating a network of foreign missions as it prepares for a snap regional vote on independence. Recently Spain’s top court ruled that the region’s symbolic referendum vote in November was unconstitutional.

01.03.2015 08:05

‘100yrs to repair Gaza’: Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost non-existent
Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn’t stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that’s just the time frame for essential projects. The NGO’s regional director calls the situation “deplorable.”

27.02.2015 07:11