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    Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name
    Apr22

    Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime symbol, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says it aims to prevent Russian attacks at WW II commemorations
    Apr21

    Ukraine says it aims to prevent Russian attacks at WW II commemorations

    KIEV(Reuters) – Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War Two commemorations next month, security chiefs said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. offers Ukraine $17.7 million in humanitarian aid – White House
    Apr21

    U.S. offers Ukraine $17.7 million in humanitarian aid – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday about the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine and offered an additional $17.7 million (12 million pound) in aid for essentials like food, shelter and water, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. begins training Ukrainian guardsmen despite Russia's concerns
    Apr20

    U.S. begins training Ukrainian guardsmen despite Russia's concerns

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Army paratroopers began military training for small units of the Ukrainian national guard on Monday despite Russian warnings that the action could destabilise the country’s tenuous cease-fire. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Lavrov says fighting in east Ukraine abating
    Apr20

    Russia's Lavrov says fighting in east Ukraine abating

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he believed a surge in ceasefire violations in east Ukraine had passed, adding Moscow would work to prevent violence escalating again. …read more Source: The...

    Armed with new law, Ukraine targets its shadowy banks
    Apr20

    Armed with new law, Ukraine targets its shadowy banks

    KIEV (Reuters) – For the first time in its post-Soviet history, Ukraine now has a law to prosecute bank owners who use their lenders as little more than personal piggy banks. …read more Source: The...

    Truce tenuous as Ukraine leader tackles economy, oligarchs
    Apr20

    Truce tenuous as Ukraine leader tackles economy, oligarchs

    KIEV (Reuters) – President Petro Poroshenko is using the breathing space from a ceasefire with separatists to push reforms and rein in super-rich ‘oligarchs’ whose influence he says must be curbed for Ukraine to have a future in Europe. …read more Source: The...

    Norway asks Moscow to explain deputy PM's island visit despite sanctions
    Apr19

    Norway asks Moscow to explain deputy PM's island visit despite sanctions

    OSLO (Reuters) – Norway said on Sunday it has sought an explanation from Moscow for a visit to a Norwegian island by Russia’s deputy prime minister, who is banned from Norway in keeping with international sanctions against him over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Obama: Europe should keep Russia sanctions until Minsk accord implemented
    Apr17

    Obama: Europe should keep Russia sanctions until Minsk accord implemented

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said Europe needs to keep current sanctions against Russia in place until it implements an accord known as the Minsk agreement to halt the fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says first debt proposal does not meet targets
    Apr17

    Ukraine says first debt proposal does not meet targets

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first proposal by a committee that represents nearly half of Ukraine’s creditors does not help the government achieve all its targets for debt restructuring, Ukraine’s finance minister Natalia Yaresko said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

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