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MH17 disaster: Germany 'failed to warn of Ukraine risk'

The German government was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine shortly before flight MH17 was shot down last July, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say.
BBC: April 27, 2015

Former US Ambassador: Putin has no interest in resolving Ukraine conflict

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no interest in resolving the conflict in Ukraine because it serves his interest.
April 11, 2015

Germany again warns against lethal weaponry for Ukraine

Germany's top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a "dangerous, permanent escalation" of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow.
March 13, 2015

Putin recounts how he gave orders to ‘save’ Yanukovych, ‘return’ Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he ordered security officials in February 2014 to make plans to "save the life" of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's then-president, and to start planning for Russia's annexation of Crimea.
March 9, 2015

The wrong foreign policy stance

SYRIZA says so what if Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned Crimea into that region’s breakaway northern Cyprus? In a recent announcement, the leftist opposition party called on the government to press for a lifting of sanctions against Russia.
Paschos Mandravelis: August 13, 2014