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    Ukraine's coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war
    Mar05

    Ukraine's coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ivan Lazarenko, one of those pulled out alive after an explosion at a mine near the frontline in rebel-held east Ukraine killed 33 workers, lay in hospital on Thursday, still unconscious and in bandages. …read more Source: The...

    EU extends Yanukovich asset freeze, drops sanctions on some allies
    Mar05

    EU extends Yanukovich asset freeze, drops sanctions on some allies

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union said on Thursday it had extended a freeze on the assets of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and 17 others suspected of stealing from the Ukrainian state. …read more Source: The...

    Exclusive – Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine
    Mar05

    Exclusive – Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. …read more Source: The...

    Boehner, other U.S. House leaders, urge aid for Ukraine
    Mar05

    Boehner, other U.S. House leaders, urge aid for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – John Boehner, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and other Republican and Democratic House leaders urged U.S. President Barack Obama to quickly authorise military aid for Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed separatists, according to a letter released on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle
    Mar05

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle

    BRUSSELS/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – With less than four weeks until its deal for Russian natural gas imports ends, Ukraine risks losing its current discount unless it can agree a new pact, something that took six months and help from the European Commission to achieve last time. …read more Source: The...

    Polish PM chastises deputy for warnings over Ukraine
    Mar05

    Polish PM chastises deputy for warnings over Ukraine

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s prime minister has chastised her coalition partner for describing Ukraine’s economy as on the brink of disintegration and suggesting Poland could face a flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees across its frontiers. …read more Source: The...

    Senior diplomats to discuss next steps for Ukraine in Berlin
    Mar05

    Senior diplomats to discuss next steps for Ukraine in Berlin

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior Russian, Ukrainian, German and French officials will meet in Berlin on Friday to discuss eastern Ukraine and next steps needed towards implementing a peace accord struck three weeks ago in Minsk, Germany’s foreign minister said. …read more Source: The...

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe's interests – Polish official
    Mar05

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe's interests – Polish official

    WARSAW (Reuters) – The head of Poland’s National Security Council said on Thursday that it was in the interests of Europe, Poland and Ukraine to strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces as this would help to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says concerned by talk of U.S. arms supplies to Kiev
    Mar05

    Russia says concerned by talk of U.S. arms supplies to Kiev

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday Moscow was deeply concerned with continued talk of the United States starting large-scale arms supplies to Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine passes law to boost armed forces by a third
    Mar05

    Ukraine passes law to boost armed forces by a third

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament passed a law on Thursday to increase the size of the armed forces by a third as Kiev fights pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: The...

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