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    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV
    Mar19

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in
    Mar19

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine ceasefire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. …read more Source: The...

    EU won't lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel
    Mar19

    EU won't lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe will not lift sanctions on Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis until the conditions of the Minsk ceasefire deal have been met, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday before EU leaders discuss the issue at a summit in Brussels. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute
    Mar19

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute

    KIEV (Reuters) – A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on Wednesday, with Ukraine and Russia clashing publicly over the next steps and further Ukrainian military casualties from rebel attacks testing a fragile ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Biden, Ukraine's Poroshenko agree Russia sanctions must be tied to Minsk
    Mar19

    Biden, Ukraine's Poroshenko agree Russia sanctions must be tied to Minsk

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed in a telephone call on Wednesday that sanctions against Russia must be tied to the full implementation of the Minsk peace plan, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Obama, Merkel reiterate no easing of sanctions on Russia
    Mar18

    Obama, Merkel reiterate no easing of sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking by phone on Wednesday, reiterated their agreement that there will be no easing of sanctions imposed on Russia over its support for Ukrainian separatists until it has fulfilled all of its commitments under the Minsk ceasefire agreement, the White...

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment
    Mar18

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting in east Ukraine has interfered with water treatment, producing a foul stench from the taps that aid workers say could bring health risks. …read more Source: The...

    Russian treaty with rebel Georgian region alarms West
    Mar18

    Russian treaty with rebel Georgian region alarms West

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. …read more Source: The...

    Sweden security forces fear Russian military operations
    Mar18

    Sweden security forces fear Russian military operations

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s security services said on Wednesday they feared possible Russian military operations against their country following an increase in espionage activity since the Ukraine crisis erupted a year ago. …read more Source: The...

    EU's Tusk discussing Russia sanctions proposal with Merkel, Hollande
    Mar18

    EU's Tusk discussing Russia sanctions proposal with Merkel, Hollande

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk is discussing a proposal with the German and French leaders that would link European Union sanctions on Russia to full implementation of a Ukraine ceasefire accord, a senior EU official said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

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