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    Top US diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine
    Mar06

    Top US diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The second-highest ranking U.S. diplomat promised on Friday to maintain pressure on Russia via economic sanctions to get it to change tack on Ukraine but appeared to rule out arming Kiev, saying Moscow would easily be able to send many more weapons. …read more Source: The...

    Britain – EU to prepare possible new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Mar06

    Britain – EU to prepare possible new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign minister said on Friday the European Union would prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk ceasefire agreement is broken. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. Vice President Biden, Ukraine's Yatseniuk discuss crisis – White House
    Mar06

    U.S. Vice President Biden, Ukraine's Yatseniuk discuss crisis – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Thursday to discuss the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the recent passage of economic reforms, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Russia gets $15 million gas payment from Ukraine, cut off averted
    Mar05

    Russia gets $15 million gas payment from Ukraine, cut off averted

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday it had received a $15 million prepayment from Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz, averting a possible cut in supply, at least for a few days. …read more Source: The...

    Putin's suppression to blame for Nemtsov's death – NATO official
    Mar05

    Putin's suppression to blame for Nemtsov's death – NATO official

    RIGA (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Ukraine into a failed state while silencing dissent at home, a top NATO official said on Thursday, suggesting the Russian President was ultimately responsible for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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