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    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation a year ago. …read more Source: The...

    Russia accuses Kiev of tightening blockade on rebel east
    Mar16

    Russia accuses Kiev of tightening blockade on rebel east

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Monday that Kiev was stepping up a “blockade” of eastern Ukrainian regions controlled by pro-Russian rebels and accused Kiev of violating ceasefire agreements. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. warns Russia on sticking to Ukraine ceasefire accord
    Mar16

    U.S. warns Russia on sticking to Ukraine ceasefire accord

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it would be ready to “increase the costs” to Russia if it fails to comply with the terms of ceasefire agreements with Ukraine, suggesting potential further economic sanctions on Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar16

    Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire

    SPARTAK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Heavy machinegun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev hopes EU to say more sanctions if Russia doesn't stick to peace deal
    Mar16

    Kiev hopes EU to say more sanctions if Russia doesn't stick to peace deal

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday that he wanted European Union leaders to make clear at a summit this week that they would impose further sanctions against Russia if Moscow does not implement the Minsk agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Russia not ready to restructure Ukraine's debt – Finance Minister
    Mar16

    Russia not ready to restructure Ukraine's debt – Finance Minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is not ready to restructure Ukraine’s debt, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Lavrov – U.S. plans to arm Ukraine would hit peace deal: RIA
    Mar16

    Russia's Lavrov – U.S. plans to arm Ukraine would hit peace deal: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that U.S. plans to send weapons to Ukraine, fighting pro-Russian rebels in its east, would be a direct hit against a Minsk peace agreement struck last month, RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine
    Mar16

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The Minsk ceasefire deal brokered by the leaders of Germany and France last month has lead to a de-escalation of the violence in east Ukraine, a government spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist east – Kiev military
    Mar16

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist east – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed in fighting in the separatist-minded east of the country in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, a spokesman for Ukraine’s military said in a televised briefing on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained
    Mar16

    EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained

    ROME (Reuters) – Europe must maintain pressure on Russia with sanctions until the Kiev government has full control of Ukraine, the president of the European Council Donald Tusk said in a joint interview with several newspapers published on Monday. …read more Source: The...

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