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Basque militants #ETA surrender arms in end to decades of conflict

Basque militants #ETA surrender arms in end to decades of conflict

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Basque militant group ETA effectively ended an armed separatist campaign after almost half a century on Saturday, leading French authorities to the sites where it says its caches of weapons, explosives and ammunition are hidden, writes Claude Canellas, Sonya Dowsett and Isla Binnie. ETA, which killed more than 850 people in its attempt to carve […]

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Ukraine: Separatists hold elections denounced by West as ‘illegitimate’

| November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Presidential and parliamentary polls are being held in the two self-proclaimed people’s republics in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.  Ukraine, the US and EU say they will not recognise the elections but Russia has given its support to the polls.  The Donetsk and Luhansk regions fell to separatists after months of fighting in eastern Ukraine […]

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US Vice President Joe Biden’s call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

US Vice President Joe Biden’s call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

US Vice President Joe Biden (pictured) spoke on 16 August with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the situation in Ukraine. President Poroshenko noted that Ukrainian humanitarian assistance had already been delivered to the International Committee for the Red Cross, but that safe passage had still not been secured from the separatists for the delivery of […]

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G7 Summit: More coherent diplomacy needed vis-à-vis Russia say Greens

G7 Summit: More coherent diplomacy needed vis-à-vis Russia say Greens

Commenting in the context of this week’s G7 Summit in Brussels (4-5 June), Greens/EFA President Rebecca Harms said: “While the G7 leaders are meeting in Brussels, the situation in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate. The G7 cannot stand idly by and accept this deterioration, with its inevitable humanitarian consequences. A way must be found to […]

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G-7 leaders’ statement on Ukraine

G-7 leaders’ statement on Ukraine

“We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the president of the European Council and the president of the European Commission, join in expressing our deep concern at the continued efforts by separatists backed by Russia to destabilize eastern Ukraine and our commitment to taking further steps to […]

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