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    Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendum
    Mar09

    Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendum

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he ordered officials to start work on taking control of Crimea weeks before a referendum which, the Kremlin has asserted until now, prompted the region’s annexation from Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Mine director arrested over blast in east Ukraine – rebel media
    Mar09

    Mine director arrested over blast in east Ukraine – rebel media

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A director of a mine in a rebel-held part of east Ukraine has been arrested over a blast that killed 34 miners last week, separatist press service DAN reported on Monday, quoting prosecutors. …read more Source: The...

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine
    Mar09

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Violence in eastern Ukraine has reduced significantly since a ceasefire deal was agreed in Minsk, Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday during a visit to Romania. …read more Source: The...

    Japan, Germany want Russia to bring diplomatic solution to Ukraine situation
    Mar09

    Japan, Germany want Russia to bring diplomatic solution to Ukraine situation

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he has agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to strongly ask Russia to play a constructive role to bring a “peaceful and diplomatic solution” to the Ukraine situation. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian serviceman killed despite ceasefire – Ukraine military
    Mar08

    Ukrainian serviceman killed despite ceasefire – Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and three wounded as a result of fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, despite a ceasefire deal, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    No sign Putin has changed strategy on Ukraine – UK foreign minister
    Mar08

    No sign Putin has changed strategy on Ukraine – UK foreign minister

    LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had detected no change in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategic intentions towards Ukraine, despite a reduction in violence following the Minsk ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Germany downplays report of rift with NATO over Breedlove comments
    Mar07

    Germany downplays report of rift with NATO over Breedlove comments

    BERLIN/RIGA (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier downplayed a magazine report on Saturday of tensions with NATO over hawkish comments about Ukraine made by the Western alliance’s supreme allied commander. …read more Source: The...

    EU shows little appetite for more Russia sanctions
    Mar07

    EU shows little appetite for more Russia sanctions

    RIGA (Reuters) – EU foreign ministers showed little appetite on Saturday for stepping up pressure on Russia over Ukraine, preferring to give a fragile ceasefire a chance before deciding whether to apply more sanctions or even to extend existing ones. …read more Source: The...

    International focus turns to bolstering Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar07

    International focus turns to bolstering Ukraine ceasefire

    RIGA (Reuters) – Steps to bolster a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine gathered momentum on Friday as support within the European Union for more economic sanctions¨on Russia appeared to wane. …read more Source: The...

    Russia defends Ukraine pilot's detention; U.N., U.S. demand release
    Mar07

    Russia defends Ukraine pilot's detention; U.N., U.S. demand release

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations, the United States and Britain demanded during a United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday that Russia release Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, but Russia defended her detention as legal. …read more Source: The...

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