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    Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine
    Apr16

    Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    NATO chief concerned at increase in Ukraine violence
    Apr16

    NATO chief concerned at increase in Ukraine violence

    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg voiced concern on Thursday over an increase in violence and movements of heavy military equipment in eastern Ukraine, saying they were undermining the Minsk peace agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in
    Apr16

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the ailing economy and said Washington wanted “vassals” rather than allies in his annual phone-in on Thursday, but offered no new financial remedies and gave no ground over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits
    Apr16

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The Dutch government said on Thursday that, with nearly all of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified, efforts had shifted to finding those responsible for shooting the plane down as it crossed Ukraine last July. …read more Source: The...

    Russia cannot divide Europe over Ukraine, says German minister
    Apr16

    Russia cannot divide Europe over Ukraine, says German minister

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday Russia could not succeed in breaking European Union unity on sanctions over Ukraine by using strategies such as offering to remove trade embargoes against individual EU member states. …read more Source: The...

    Russia-Japan relations over disputed islands unchanged after Crimea – Putin
    Apr16

    Russia-Japan relations over disputed islands unchanged after Crimea – Putin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s relations with Japan over disputed Pacific Islands have not changed following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian military not in Ukraine – Putin
    Apr16

    Russian military not in Ukraine – Putin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russian military forces were not in Ukraine, denying allegations by Ukraine and Western countries that Moscow is providing troops and support for pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian journalist killed by masked gunmen in Kiev – interior ministry
    Apr16

    Ukrainian journalist killed by masked gunmen in Kiev – interior ministry

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzina was shot dead by two masked gunmen in Kiev on Thursday, the interior ministry said in an online statement. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Putin says Kiev abandons people of eastern Ukraine
    Apr16

    Russia's Putin says Kiev abandons people of eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Kiev was cutting off the Donbass area of eastern Ukraine by excluding its citizens from the national financial system. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says U.S. forced it to act on Ukraine
    Apr16

    Russia says U.S. forced it to act on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday blamed the United States and its allies for the conflict in Ukraine, saying their drive to bring Kiev closer to the West was a threat to Moscow and had forced it to react. …read more Source: The...

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