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UKRAINE SEEKS CONTROL OF RUSSIAN NAVAL FACILITIES ON ITS SOIL

Ukrainian state authorities seized the Yalta lighthouse on January 13 from Russia's Black Sea Fleet, and a Ukrainian student organization is picketing the Russian radar station in Henychesk around the clock since January 15 with tacit approval from Kyiv authorities. The Ukrainian government wants Russia... MORE

RUSSIA-MOLDOVA GAS ARMISTICE: A PRECEDENT FOR OTHERS?

On January 16 in Moscow, Gazprom and Moldova agreed on the terms of a temporary resumption of gas supplies. The agreement, signed by Gazprom president Aleksei Miller and Moldovan First Deputy Prime Minister Zenaida Greceanai, is only valid for the first quarter of 2006. Gazprom... MORE

PUTIN-YUSHCHENKO JOINT DECLARATION ON MOLDOVA CRITICIZED BY ROMANIA

With a delay caused by the extended winter holidays, Romania has reacted critically to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's joint declaration on how to resolve the Transnistria conflict. Romania's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, has commented in an interview... MORE

PUTIN OFFERS TO SHORE UP A WEAKENED YUSHCHENKO

Russian President Vladimir Putin is shifting tactics toward Ukraine. Following the "gas attack" designed to produce regime change in Ukraine at the upcoming parliamentary elections, Putin is now apparently moving to reach an understanding with the severely weakened President Viktor Yushchenko. The January 4 signing... MORE

EUROPEAN UNION RESPONDS AS MOLDOVA GAS PREDICAMENT DEEPENS

Breaking its collective silence on the Russia-triggered gas crisis, the European Union has expressed concern over the situation of Moldova, where Gazprom has halted all deliveries since January 1. The EU's Austrian Presidency, on behalf of the 25 member countries, appealed to Russia and Moldova... MORE

YUSHCHENKO’S GOVERNMENT LOSES VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE

Yesterday, January 10, the Ukrainian parliament voted no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov, which has only been in place since late September 2005, when he replaced Yulia Tymoshenko (rada.gov.ua). President Viktor Yushchenko seems oblivious to the building furor over the new... MORE