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    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...

    Phones cut in eastern Ukraine as rebels seize firms
| Reuters
    Mar01

    Phones cut in eastern Ukraine as rebels seize firms | Reuters

    KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine A fifth of a million phone users in Ukraine’s rebel-controlled eastern city of Donetsk were cut off from the rest of the country on Wednesday after armed men took over the offices and equipment of the main fixed-line telecoms company, its director said.Pro-Russian separatists had warned they would seize businesses in...

    World Women’s Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli suffers heartbreak in semis, has to settle for bronze
    Feb26

    World Women’s Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli suffers heartbreak in semis, has to settle for bronze

    Harika missed several opportunities in the tie-breaker which was a battle of nerves. Tan will now play the finals against Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine. The post World Women’s Chess Championship: Harika Dronavalli suffers heartbreak in semis, has to settle for bronze appeared first on Firstpost. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian right-wing groups stage anti-government rally in Kiev
| Reuters
    Feb22

    Ukrainian right-wing groups stage anti-government rally in Kiev | Reuters

    KIEV A few thousand Ukrainians rallied on Wednesday to demand a change of political leadership in a demonstration that coincided with the third anniversary of the ousting of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich amid mass street protests.The rally was organised by three right-wing parties who accuse the government of being too weak and...

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko calls for increased sanctions against Russia after passport spat
    Feb22

    Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko calls for increased sanctions against Russia after passport spat

    Ukraine’s president called Tuesday for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine. The post Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko calls for increased sanctions against Russia after passport spat appeared first on Firstpost. …read more Source:...

    Putin orders Russia to recognise documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine
| Reuters
    Feb18

    Putin orders Russia to recognise documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine | Reuters

    MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities on Saturday to temporarily recognise civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, a decision strongly criticised by Ukraine’s president.The decision will enable people from the conflict-hit region to travel, work or study in Russia.According to...

    Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in E. Ukraine from Monday
| Reuters
    Feb18

    Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in E. Ukraine from Monday | Reuters

    By John Irish and Andrea Shalal | MUNICH MUNICH Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine. Fighting has recently escalated between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in the region, refocusing global...

    Russia’s Lavrov says Feb. 20 ceasefire in Ukraine has been agreed
| Reuters
    Feb18

    Russia’s Lavrov says Feb. 20 ceasefire in Ukraine has been agreed | Reuters

    MUNICH Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday after meeting with his Ukrainian, German and French counterparts in Munich that a Feb. 20 ceasefire between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists has been agreed.”On Feb. 20 the ceasefire regime will start and withdrawal of heavy military hardware will also start .. The...

    Ukraine says Russian state hackers using new viruses for attacks
| Reuters
    Feb15

    Ukraine says Russian state hackers using new viruses for attacks | Reuters

    By Natalia Zinets | KIEV KIEV State-sponsored Russian hackers are using a new type of virus designed to attack critical Ukrainian infrastructure such as the power grid and financial system, a senior Ukrainian state security official said on Wednesday.Called “telebots”, the new viruses are not like ordinary malware, designed for...

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