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14th Aug 2020

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Russia accuses Tusk of 'Russophobic fit'

The Russian foreign ministry has accused EU Council president Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, of having a "Russophobic fit" and launching an "anti-Russia attack" when he said in Batumi, Georgia, Thursday that the collapse of the Soviet Union was "a blessing" because it freed the nations of eastern Europe. Tusk spoke of history "clumsily and even awkwardly", the Russian foreign ministry statement Friday added.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

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