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Military Tension up in Eastern Europe…

  • February 5th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

NATO symbolDefence Ministers of the NATO alliance have met to authorise formation of a bigger ready response force, to face off against Russia, as the conflict in Ukraine gets worse.

The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said the force strength would be built up from
13000 to 30000, with a strengthening also of the front-line “spearhead” force, that was supposed to be at 5000. … Read More »

What Comes Next in 2015: What happens to Ukraine?

  • January 26th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

MarionopolThe Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko has again called for help from the West after fresh outbreaks of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in Eastern parts of the country. … Read More »

Ukraine: What soldiers think?

  • September 12th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

UkraineFaced with an overseas crisis like the conflict in Ukraine, governments, notably inexperienced ones that might hope to settle every dogfight and desert war, think about a military solution.

The armed forces will comply, but  may not be given a clear or realistic task.

This post carries a letter held to be the view of a seasoned soldier, talking among colleagues and friends. … Read More »

Feeling the heat over Ukraine

  • September 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ukraine tanksThe last days of Summer saw little easing of the heat of conflict in Eastern Ukraine. … Read More »

Weekend Voting: EU and Ukraine

  • May 27th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Voters in the elections for the European Parliament gave a big boost to the right-wing nationalist parties campaigning on anti-EU and anti-immigration platforms – especially in France and the United Kingdom.

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The elections in Ukraine saw a strong turn-out, except in the strife-torn Eastern region, and a huge win for the front-runner, Petro Poroshenko. … Read More »

“Peace in Europe cannot be taken for granted” – EU Ambassador

  • May 26th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Fabrizi SemThe European Union representative in Australia Sem Fabrizi says the troubles in Ukraine are a reminder of the EU’s key mission, to build peace; highlighting the point that “peace cannot be taken for granted”.

The Ambassador has been reiterating the strengths of the European idea in addresses to gatherings around Europe Day, 9 May each year: a durable economy, and democratic values, both linked with preventing war. … Read More »

Ukraine pushes on with elections

  • May 24th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ukraine This Sunday’s vote for the Presidency of Ukraine is a bid to settle and stabilise the violent confrontations of the last six months.

There’ll be no voting in Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, and it’s been jeopardised by the continuing conflict in the Donbass region in the country’s east; officials persisting with trying to issue ballots, armed gangs on the “Russian” side destroying ballot boxes. … Read More »

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