Bulgarian cannot afford to be hawkish in its relations with Russia, President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov said on Monday.
View of the head of a dragonboat during the ICF Dragon Boat World Champinships in Poznan, Poland, 28 August 2014. The competition runs from 28 to 31 August.
Helpers build up the mobile sculpture of the social project `Kuechenmonument` (Kitchen Monument) at the Berlinische Galerie, in Berlin, Germany, 28 August 2014. The gallery is inviting people to take part in workshops, talks and gastronomy events in the b
Rider crosses the bay of Mont Saint-Michel as they compete in the Endurance competition during the World Equestrian Games 2014 in Dragey, France
French actors/cast members Elodie Bouchez (L) and Jonathan Lambert (C) and a member of the crew costumed as a rat (R) pose at a photocall for `Reality` during the 71st annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 28 August 2014. The movie
Femen activists stage a protest against the recent cases of sexual violence and rapes against women in front of the Ministry of Interior in Madrid, Spain
Marcos Giron of the US hits a return to John Isner of the US during the second day of the 2014 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, Meadows, New York, USA, 26 August 2014. The US Open runs through 08 September, a 15-
It seems there is one similarity between the two events, though; neither side spares children from taking part in the propaganda.
Here, Ukrainian APCs (Armoured Personnel Carriers) drive on Kiev`s Independence Square in downtown Kiev.
It is being held by members of Czech Ukrainian community as they march to mark the Independence Day on the medevial Charles bridge in Prague, the Czech Republic's capital.
Despite being of a military nature, the event did bring some colour to the streets of Kiev. Ukrainian military cadets can be seen here marching.
Ukrainian soldiers salute as the drive in their military vehicles on the Independence Square. Critics have argued the decision to hold such a parade was strange against the backdrop of Ukraine's economic situation.
A giant flag with an inscription "Ukraine" visible on it was part of the celebrations in Slaviansk; but it also turned to be a playground.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who greeted the cheerful spectators, was clear the country now needed to be permanently ready for external aggression and would have to boost defense expenditures.
Border guards are quite important in the light of the current standoff, with Kiev claiming Moscow provides illicit support to rebels using the Russian-Ukrainian frontier.
Ukraine celebrated its 23rd Independence Day on August 24, with a military parade in its capital Kiev held to mark the anniversary.
Although the event divided opinions among Ukrainians (or those considering themselves Ukrainians) themselves, it did not seem to provoke huge outrage among the ranks of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic representatives.
To the contrary, what they seem to have made is a rival march: a parade of their own.
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