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    The price Kiev must pay for IMF rescue: tackling vested interests
    Mar13

    The price Kiev must pay for IMF rescue: tackling vested interests

    KIEV (Reuters) – With the first billions of dollars foreign aid in its pocket, Ukraine’s government can now stay afloat long enough to embark on its radical reform drive, but the hard part is only just beginning. …read more Source: The...

    Russia drops charges against woman accused of treason over Ukraine
    Mar13

    Russia drops charges against woman accused of treason over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has dropped treason charges against an activist accused of phoning the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow last year to warn that Russian solders might be heading to eastern Ukraine, her lawyer said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Bulgaria, United States to start military drills amid Ukraine crisis
    Mar13

    Bulgaria, United States to start military drills amid Ukraine crisis

    SOFIA (Reuters) – NATO allies Bulgaria and the United States will stage a series of joint military drills over the next three and a half months, the Bulgarian defence ministry said on Friday, amid increased tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Slovak PM: Sanctions against Russia would not help Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar13

    Slovak PM: Sanctions against Russia would not help Ukraine ceasefire

    PRAGUE (Reuters) – New or extended European Union sanctions against Russia would not help the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Friday, though he added he would not go against the bloc’s consensus. …read more Source: The...

    EU energy chief: still no confirmed date for Ukraine-Russia gas talks
    Mar13

    EU energy chief: still no confirmed date for Ukraine-Russia gas talks

    STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia (Reuters) – The European Union has yet to receive confirmation that Ukraine and Russia will meet on March 20 to discuss gas supplies, the bloc’s Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    No EU unanimity on renewing Russia economic sanctions – official
    Mar13

    No EU unanimity on renewing Russia economic sanctions – official

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s 28 governments have not reached an agreement on renewing economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine has received first tranche of $5 billion from IMF – central bank
    Mar13

    Ukraine has received first tranche of $5 billion from IMF – central bank

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has received a first tranche of $5 billion (3.36 billion pounds) from the International Monetary Fund under a new four-year financing package worth a total of $17.5 billion, a central bank spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    EU leaders unlikely to tighten Russia sanctions at meeting next week – diplomats
    Mar12

    EU leaders unlikely to tighten Russia sanctions at meeting next week – diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders are unlikely to tighten sanctions on Russia when they meet next week but will haggle over whether they need to act now to prolong economic sanctions on Russia expiring in July, diplomats said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    OSCE will extend Ukraine mission one year, may expand its size
    Mar12

    OSCE will extend Ukraine mission one year, may expand its size

    VIENNA (Reuters) – The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will extend its observer mission to Ukraine for one year, until March 2016, and may double its size to 1,000 observers, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine central bank to tighten capital controls if needed
    Mar12

    Ukraine central bank to tighten capital controls if needed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank is prepared to tighten capital controls if the foreign exchange market deteriorates, according to the text of a letter of intent from Kiev to the International Monetary Fund released on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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