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Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia – report
Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency says a local militia shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel reports. The BND is said to possess “ample evidence," though none of it has been made public.

19.10.2014 16:44

Lavrov: West’s ‘colonial-style’ sanctions on Russia have little to do with Ukraine
Making Russia change its stance by way of sanctions is outdated thinking in an age when diversity of opinion is supposed to be appreciated, Foreign Minister Lavrov believes. He says Russia is already “doing more than anybody else” to help Ukraine.

19.10.2014 05:25

Cold Ukrainian winter threatens German OSCE drone mission
German Luna drones promised to soon fly over Ukraine to monitor the ceasefire under the OSCE mission may not handle the severe winters in the region and may crash, German media reported. If so, the entire mission may fail.

18.10.2014 17:42

Putin: Ukraine's new Donbass law 'not perfect, but a step in right direction'
The new law giving special status to troubled regions in eastern Ukraine is 'not perfect,' but might be used to finally stabilize the situation in the area, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart in Milan.

17.10.2014 14:51

Kremlin surprised Poland won’t give Ukraine free coal
Now that Ukraine wants to receive Polish coal, and not Russian gas, free of charge, the Kremlin said it is surprised at Warsaw’s inconsistency towards Ukraine’s energy crisis.

17.10.2014 11:56

Putin says gas deal with Ukraine for winter months only, Poroshenko says no deal at all
Kiev and Moscow have failed to resolve their gas supplies dispute, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after meeting Russia’s leader. According to Putin, only an agreement for winter supplies has been reached, but details are still to be worked out.

17.10.2014 13:13

Gorbachev: Russia, West can find common language in shared challenges
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has warned Western and Russian leaders against dragging the world into a new Cold War, adding that the two sides can find a common language through their shared challenges.

16.10.2014 20:07

Putin: If Ukraine siphons gas from pipeline, Russia will reduce Europe supplies
Moscow will reduce gas supplies if Kiev starts siphoning deliveries destined for Europe, said Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Serbia.

16.10.2014 14:11

US dusted off old USSR-break-up strategy for use in Ukraine - former FSB chief
The current turmoil in Ukraine and the military conflicts in Georgia and the Caucasus are a direct result of the anti-Russian policy of the US administration, claims the former head of Russia’s Federal Security Service.

16.10.2014 10:06

Nationalist lawmakers ask PM to put economic pressure on Ukraine
A Liberal Democratic party lawmaker is urging Russia’s government to ban all supplies of foodstuffs, machinery and metal products from Ukraine in a bid to force Kiev into observing the Minsk ceasefire agreements.

16.10.2014 07:45

Right joker: Kiev comedian roasted online for MH17, Ukraine neo-Nazism gags
​A well-known Ukrainian comedian provoked outage after he made jokes about the MH17 plane tragedy, American mercenaries, Hitler and Ukrainian nationalism on a local TV show.

15.10.2014 23:52

Putin: Nazi virus ‘vaccine’ losing effect in Europe
The coup d’état in Ukraine is a worrying example of growing neo-Nazi tendencies in Eastern Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a Serbian newspaper. He stressed that “open manifestations” of neo-Nazism are also commonplace in Baltic states.

15.10.2014 17:21

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