‘From Russia with Love’: Putin sends aid to Italy to fight virus

By |marec 23rd, 2020|coronavirus, EU-bashing, Italy, Matteo Salvini, News, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

The Russian army on Sunday (22 March) began flying medical help to Italy to help it battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin, a goodwill gesture that Moscow labelled "From Russia with Love".

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Erdogan vows to keep border open, compares Greece’s response to the Nazi

By |marec 11th, 2020|EU-Turkey deal, Greece, migrant crisis, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian war, Turkey, Vladimir Putin|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Wednesday (11 March) he would keep Turkey's border open for refugees until the EU had met all his demands, while comparing Greece's response to the crisis to the Nazis.

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Putin approves changes allowing him to stay in power until 2036

By |marec 11th, 2020|authoritarian regime, News, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (10 March) opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036, but said he favored term limits once the country became politically “mature”.

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Russia significantly steps up Arctic engagement with new strategy

By |marec 9th, 2020|arctic policy, Arctic zone, News, Northern Sea Route, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

Thirteen years after a Russian-led polar expedition planted the country’s flag on the Arctic Ocean sea bed directly under the North Pole, Moscow published its 15-year Arctic masterplan on Thursday (5 March), confirming its growing appetite for the polar region.

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Erdogan holds Brussels talks as situation on Greek border gets nasty

By |marec 9th, 2020|Charles Michel, EU-Turkey deal, Greece, Josep Borrell, migrant crisis, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syria war, Turkey, Ursula von der Leyen, Vladimir Putin|

Migration crisis talks were set to be held between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and senior EU officials in Brussels on Monday (9 March), as Germany said the bloc was considering taking in 1,500 child refugees.

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Crimean experts warn Russia has appetite for Black Sea, more Ukrainian land

By |februar 26th, 2020|Azov Sea, Black Sea, Crimea annexation, EU sanctions, Kerch Strait, News, Russia, Ukraine conflict, Vladimir Putin|

Increasingly grandiose Russian military exercises in the Black Sea, compounded by the impending water crisis and a burgeoning defence industry in the Crimea, indicate that the security situation in Southern Ukraine may soon deteriorate, Ukrainian exper...

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Erdogan announces Syria summit with France, Germany and Russia

By |februar 24th, 2020|France, Germany, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russia, Syria war, Turkey, Vladimir Putin|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday (22 February) said he would hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on 5 March to discuss the escalating violence in Syria's last rebel enclave of Idlib.

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At EU summit, Merkel and Macron call Putin over Syria crisis

By |februar 21st, 2020|Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, humanitarian disaster, News, Syria crisis, UN Security Council, Vladimir Putin|

The leaders of Germany and France called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (20 February) to express their concern about the humanitarian situation in Syria’s Idlib region, expressing their readiness to meet in an effort to defuse the conflict.

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy wants ‘legitimate’ local elections in Donetsk, Luhansk

By |februar 15th, 2020|Donbas, News, Normandy format, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (15 February), Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy repeated his plea for Western support and for holding local elections in the separatist-held regions of Donetsk and Lugansk together with the rest of the country in October.

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The Kremlin is pushing Belarus to merge with Russia: Lukashenko

By |februar 14th, 2020|Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Mike Pompeo, News, oil, Russia, Vladimir Putin|

The Kremlin is pushing Belarus to merge with Russia in exchange for cheap energy, the Belarusian leader said Friday (14 February), as Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is believed to be maneuvering to extend his stay in power.

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