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    Ukraine protesters keep graft trial on track despite health scare, bomb threats
    Mar07

    Ukraine protesters keep graft trial on track despite health scare, bomb threats

    KIEV (Reuters) – A judge ordered Ukraine’s top tax official on Tuesday to be jailed or pay a hefty bail pending his trial for suspected embezzlement, in a landmark ruling hailed by protesters as a blow for transparency in one of Europe’s most corrupt countries. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine accused of seeking to litigate Crimea annexation
    Mar07

    Ukraine accused of seeking to litigate Crimea annexation

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Russia accused Ukraine on Tuesday of taking it to court under false pretences, using allegations of financing terrorism and ethnic discrimination as a front to litigate Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula three years ago. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine and Russia face off in U.N. court over separatist conflict
    Mar06

    Ukraine and Russia face off in U.N. court over separatist conflict

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Tensions between Ukraine and Russia will play out at the U.N.’s highest court on Monday when judges begin hearing Kiev’s request to order Moscow to halt support for pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Pirates in Nigeria release Russian, Ukrainian sailors – agencies
    Mar05

    Pirates in Nigeria release Russian, Ukrainian sailors – agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Nigerian pirates have released seven Russian and one Ukrainian sailors after they were captured last month on the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, citing a human rights activist in Crimea. …read more Source: The...

    British foreign minister to visit Russia to discuss differences
    Mar04

    British foreign minister to visit Russia to discuss differences

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson will go to Moscow in the coming weeks to discuss the differences between the two countries over Syria and Ukraine, the Foreign Office said on Saturday, in the first such visit for five years. …read more Source: The...

    Separatist leader severs trade ties with Ukraine over rail blockade
    Mar03

    Separatist leader severs trade ties with Ukraine over rail blockade

    KIEV (Reuters) – The main pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine said on Friday he would cut economic ties between rebel territory and the rest of the country, following through on an ultimatum to end trade if the government did not halt a rail blockade. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine investigates tax chief over possible $75 million graft – lawyer
    Mar03

    Ukraine investigates tax chief over possible $75 million graft – lawyer

    KIEV (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s tax and customs service, Roman Nasirov, is being investigated over the suspected embezzlement of around 2 billion hryvnias (60 million pounds), his lawyer said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Germany's Gabriel sees no scope for easing Russian sanctions
    Mar01

    Germany's Gabriel sees no scope for easing Russian sanctions

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday there had hardly been any progress in implementing the Minsk peace agreement for eastern Ukraine, which meant no lifting of sanctions against Russia was in sight. …read more Source: The...

    Firms seized in rebel-held east Ukraine as blockade tension mounts
    Mar01

    Firms seized in rebel-held east Ukraine as blockade tension mounts

    KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A leading telecoms firm and a humanitarian group owned by Ukraine’s richest man said on Wednesday they had been forced to stop operating in territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists as their offices had been seized by armed men. …read more Source: The...

    In Ukraine, separatists issue ultimatum to end rail blockade
    Feb27

    In Ukraine, separatists issue ultimatum to end rail blockade

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Monday they would take control of Ukraine-run businesses in rebel-held areas if the Ukrainian government does not end a rail blockade that has halted coal supplies. …read more Source: The...

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