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    Military helicopter crashes in Ukraine, crew died
| Reuters
    Mar26

    Military helicopter crashes in Ukraine, crew died | Reuters

    KIEV A small Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, killing all crew members, Ukraine’s defence ministry said. The aircraft, a Soviet-designed Mi-2, crashed near Kramatorsk, the headquarter of Ukrainian government forces that oppose pro-Russian separatists, the ministry said. The ministry did not...

    Russia’s Putin meets French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin
| Reuters
    Mar24

    Russia’s Putin meets French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin | Reuters

    By Polina Nikolskaya and Andrew Osborn | MOSCOW MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France’s presidential election.Opinion polls show Le Pen getting through to...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of state terrorism after former MP shot
| Reuters
    Mar23

    Ukraine accuses Russia of state terrorism after former MP shot | Reuters

    By Pavel Polityuk and Alexei Kalmykov | KIEV KIEV Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday.Russia called the allegation “absurd”.Former...

    Japan PM to visit Russia for summit with Putin next month
| Reuters
    Mar20

    Japan PM to visit Russia for summit with Putin next month | Reuters

    By Kiyoshi Takenaka | TOKYO TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next month for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, his foreign minister said on Monday, with an aim of advancing his effort to end a territorial spat and conclude a peace treaty.Abe has pledged to resolve the territorial dispute over a string of western...

    Trump reiterates NATO support, presses Merkel on spending targets
| Reuters
    Mar17

    Trump reiterates NATO support, presses Merkel on spending targets | Reuters

    By Jeff Mason and Andreas Rinke | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for NATO on Friday and pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO’s military spending target, in the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders.The meeting between the leader of Europe’s largest economy and...

    Germany’s Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks
| Reuters
    Mar16

    Germany’s Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks | Reuters

    MOSCOW Germany’s Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, the chancellor’s first trip to Russia in nearly two years. The agenda of Merkel’s visit has yet to be made public, but talks are likely to focus on the Ukraine crisis, EU sanctions imposed on Moscow, trade...

    Russia, UK prepare ground for British foreign minister’s visit
| Reuters
    Mar11

    Russia, UK prepare ground for British foreign minister’s visit | Reuters

    MOSCOW Russia and Britain discussed relations between the two countries and preparations for a visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Moscow, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Saturday. Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov met Britain’s Minister for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan on Friday to discuss...

    Eastern European diplomats appeal for U.S. help against Russia
| Reuters
    Mar08

    Eastern European diplomats appeal for U.S. help against Russia | Reuters

    By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Diplomats from six Eastern European countries appealed to U.S. senators on Tuesday to help them stand up against interference from Russia, including cyber attacks, and insisted that sanctions imposed on Moscow should not be lifted anytime soon.The foreign minister of Ukraine as well as the ambassadors...

    Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances
| Reuters
    Mar07

    Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances | Reuters

    By Andrew Osborn | MOSCOW MOSCOW Russia is urgently expanding its military support fleet to include more long-range ships to improve its ability to move troops and hardware to distant locations such as Syria, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.The construction push follows the Kremlin’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea,...

    Germany’s Gabriel sees no scope for easing Russian sanctions
| Reuters
    Mar01

    Germany’s Gabriel sees no scope for easing Russian sanctions | Reuters

    VILNIUS German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday there had hardly been any progress in implementing the Minsk peace agreement for eastern Ukraine, which meant no lifting of sanctions against Russia was in sight.Speaking during a joint news conference with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, Gabriel also said he opposed...

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