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    Exclusive – West holds off on Ukraine aid pledges, seeking reforms
    Mar26

    Exclusive – West holds off on Ukraine aid pledges, seeking reforms

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – International lenders are delaying plans to offer Ukraine billions of dollars on concerns Kiev cannot yet prove the cash will not vanish into a corrupt economy which EU officials fear could remain a “bottomless pit”. …read more Source: The...

    Passenger bus blown up by mine in east Ukraine, three killed
    Mar25

    Passenger bus blown up by mine in east Ukraine, three killed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three people were killed and six injured on Wednesday when a passenger bus struck a landmine in eastern Ukraine where government forces have been battling Russian-backed separatists, Interfax news agency said, quoting police. …read more Source: The...

    Moscow says new U.S. national security strategy is anti-Russian
    Mar25

    Moscow says new U.S. national security strategy is anti-Russian

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s federal Security Council on Wednesday criticised as “anti-Russian” the new U.S. national security strategy, which lists Moscow’s aggression in its neighbouring Ukraine among most pressing threats. …read more Source: The...

    EU, Ukraine to hold summit in Kiev on April 27
    Mar25

    EU, Ukraine to hold summit in Kiev on April 27

    BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) – EU leaders will hold a summit with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next month in Kiev, officials said on Wednesday, and are likely to discuss the status of the Minsk ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Two Ukrainian officials detained at government meeting for suspected corruption
    Mar25

    Two Ukrainian officials detained at government meeting for suspected corruption

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian police entered a televised government meeting in Kiev on Wednesday and, in front of TV cameras, detained two high-ranking officials from the state emergency services on suspicion of involvement in high-level corruption. …read more Source: The...

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting
    Mar25

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting

    URZUF, Ukraine (Reuters) – The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine leader fires oligarch Kolomoisky as regional chief
    Mar25

    Ukraine leader fires oligarch Kolomoisky as regional chief

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president has fired billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky as governor of a key region in the east, the presidential website said on Wednesday, after armed men that lawmakers said were linked to the oligarch raided a state-owned oil firm. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine creditors must restructure, no benefit to hold out – Finance Minister
    Mar24

    Ukraine creditors must restructure, no benefit to hold out – Finance Minister

    LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s debt burden cannot be restructured by just extending the maturity of its bonds, and creditors are unlikely to benefit if they “hold out” to maximise payments, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    No signs Russia might leave WTO, director general says
    Mar24

    No signs Russia might leave WTO, director general says

    RIGA (Reuters) – Russia shows no signs of wanting to leave the World Trade Organization, WTO chief Roberto Azevedo said on Tuesday, despite tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis and disputes with other member states. …read more Source: The...

    One Ukrainian soldier killed in rebel attacks in past 24 hours: Kiev military
    Mar24

    One Ukrainian soldier killed in rebel attacks in past 24 hours: Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight were wounded in attacks by Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine in the past 24 hours despite an agreed ceasefire, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

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