Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election

By |november 18th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, authoritarian regime, Belarus, Belarus elections, Crimea annexation, News, Russia|

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won a seat in parliamentary elections over the weekend.

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Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

By |november 18th, 2019|Azov Sea, Crimea annexation, France, Germany, Kerch Strait, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kyiv, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday (17 November).

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Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

By |november 18th, 2019|Azov Sea, Crimea annexation, France, Germany, Kerch Strait, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kyiv, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday (17 November).

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Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

By |november 13th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Belarus, Crimea annexation, death penalty, human rights, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, United States|

Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday (12 November), as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

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EU divisions over Russia mount as France, Germany seek peace in Ukraine

By |oktober 7th, 2019|‘Ukraine fatigue’, Baltic States, Charles Michel, Crimea annexation, Emmanuel Macron, France, News, Normandy format, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sanctions, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin|

French and German attempts to end the conflict in east Ukraine risk increasing tensions that were already rising in the European Union over how to handle Russia and which could complicate peace efforts.

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Russia fumes over Belarus’s refusal to host air base

By |september 27th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Crimea annexation, News, Russia|

Russia said on Thursday (26 September) that Belarus’s refusal to host a military air base backed by President Vladimir Putin had been an “unpleasant episode”, a rare public display of disagreement between the close allies.

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Russia’s ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

By |september 10th, 2019|Alexei Navalny, Crimea annexation, News, Russia, Russian elections, Vladimir Putin|

Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly, final polling data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday (9 September), in an awkward setback for the Kremlin.

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At WWII anniversary, Germany asks forgiveness while Poland demands compensations

By |september 2nd, 2019|Andrzej Duda, Crimea annexation, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Germany, Mateusz Morawiecki, Nazi Germany, News, PiS, Poland, Russia, Vladimir Putin, World War II|

Germany's president asked for forgiveness for his country on Sunday (1 September) for the suffering of the Polish people during World War Two as Poland marked 80 years since the Nazi German invasion that unleashed the deadliest conflict in human history.

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Pence in Warsaw: US still strongly supports Ukraine’s Crimea claim

By |september 2nd, 2019|Crimea annexation, Mike Pence, News, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

US Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday (1 September) that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as US President Donald Trump mulls cutting aid to the European nation.

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Ukraine’s new and unpredictable parliament set for marathon first session

By |avgust 29th, 2019|Crimea annexation, News, Petro Poroshenko, Russia, Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Yulia Tymoshenko|

Ukraine's new parliament will meet for the first time on Thursday (29 August), dominated by the party of ex-comedian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy who has an unprecedented chance to fulfil his political ambition of "breaking the system".

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