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'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine Locks Up Refugees at EU's Behest

'Guantanamo of the East': Ukraine Locks Up Refugees at EU's Behest

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 17, 2015

Brussels is doing all it can to prevent refugees from reaching Fortress Europe, with initiatives like funding the construction of internment centers in Ukraine. Asylum seekers who have spent time there report miserable conditions and abuse. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Diplomacy Save Europe?

The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Diplomacy Save Europe?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel has often been accused of hesitancy. But in Minsk this week, she committed herself to helping find a way to quiet the weapons in Ukraine. The result was a cease-fire. But it is fragile and may ultimately be disadvantageous for Ukraine. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Leon Panetta Interview: 'You Have To Deal with Russians from Strength'

Leon Panetta Interview: 'You Have To Deal with Russians from Strength'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for more decisive action against Moscow, including weapons deliveries to Kiev, to show Russia it will have a "higher price to pay" for its actions in Ukraine. Interview Conducted By Markus Feldenkirchen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Nuclear Specter Returns: 'Threat of War Is Higher than in the Cold War'

Nuclear Specter Returns: 'Threat of War Is Higher than in the Cold War'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2015

The Ukraine crisis has dramatically worsened relations between NATO and Russia. With cooperation on nuclear security now suspended and the lack of a "red telephone," experts at the Munich Security Conference warn any escalation in tensions could grow deadly. By Markus Becker in Munich more... Comment ]

Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz: Von der Leyen warnt vor Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine

Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz: Von der Leyen warnt vor Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 06, 2015

"Eine Konzentration auf Waffen allein könnte ein Brandbeschleuniger sein": Verteidigungsministerin von der Leyen hat auf der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz eindringlich vor Rüstungslieferungen an die Ukraine gewarnt. mehr...

Opinion: How to Stabilize Ukraine without Playing Putin's Game

Opinion: How to Stabilize Ukraine without Playing Putin's Game

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 02, 2015

In an editorial, the head of the Munich Security Conference warns that Russian refusal to help implement the Minsk agreement may leave Western countries with no choice but to deliver defense equipment to Kiev -- and Moscow should be fully aware of the responsibility it would then carry. By Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]

Russland: Putin-Freund baut Brücke zur Krim

Russland: Putin-Freund baut Brücke zur Krim

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 30, 2015

Der Judopartner von Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin darf die geplante Brücke zwischen Russland und der Krim bauen. Es ist nicht der einzige Milliardenauftrag, den Arkadi Rotenberg vom Kremlchef erhält. mehr...

Gorbachev Interview: 'I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned'

Gorbachev Interview: 'I Am Truly and Deeply Concerned'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 16, 2015

In a SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discusses the dangers of poor relations between Russia and the West in the Ukraine crisis, saying there is a danger that things could get worse. Germany, he says, has a significant role to play. Interview Conducted by Matthias Schepp and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Ukrainian Prime Minister: Putin 'Needs New Annexations'

Ukrainian Prime Minister: Putin 'Needs New Annexations'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 20, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 40, discusses his country's division, its war with Russia and why he believes all efforts to find a solution with Vladimir Putin will fail. Interview Conducted By Matthias Schepp and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Stuck in the Middle: Polish Intellectuals Sound the Alarm on Russia

Stuck in the Middle: Polish Intellectuals Sound the Alarm on Russia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2014

Poland has long seen itself as stuck between the East and West, resulting in plenty of historical suffering. Russian aggression in Ukraine has many in the country fearing the worst. Leading Polish writers worry that the West isn't doing enough. By Jurek Skrobala more... Comment ]