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    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...

    Ukraine wants global court to investigate crimes in Crimea, east
    Apr17

    Ukraine wants global court to investigate crimes in Crimea, east

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Ukraine wants the International Criminal Court to investigate all alleged war crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, where it has been fighting pro-Russian rebels, foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview, broadening an existing probe. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. military trainers in Ukraine may 'destabilise' situation – Kremlin
    Apr17

    U.S. military trainers in Ukraine may 'destabilise' situation – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Friday the arrival U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train Kiev’s National Guard could destabilise the situation in the east of the country, where separatists are fighting government forces. …read more Source: The...

    Schaeuble says economic strength will decide Russia conflict
    Apr16

    Schaeuble says economic strength will decide Russia conflict

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday that economic strength, rather than military might, would ultimately determine the outcome of the West’s standoff with Russia over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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