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    Russian fighter jets to stage exercises over Barents Sea
    Feb26

    Russian fighter jets to stage exercises over Barents Sea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian fighter jets will take part in exercises on thwarting a potential missile attack in the Barents Sea, the latest in a series of war games that have alarmed the West since the Ukraine conflict began. …read more Source: The...

    Western sanction threats meant to cover peace deal failure – Russia
    Feb26

    Western sanction threats meant to cover peace deal failure – Russia

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western threats of additional economic sanctions against Russia are aimed at distracting attention from the West’s opposition to the implementation of a peace deal in east Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev likely to order heavy artillery withdrawal – source
    Feb26

    Kiev likely to order heavy artillery withdrawal – source

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is likely to order government forces to start pullng back heavy weapons in the country’s east on Thursday under a Feb. 12 peace deal, a military source said. …read more Source: The...

    NATO commander says his advice on Ukraine crisis being reviewed
    Feb26

    NATO commander says his advice on Ukraine crisis being reviewed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. military commander in Europe said on Wednesday the situation in Ukraine was “getting worse every day” as government forces struggled against Russian-backed rebels, but he declined to say whether he favored supplying defensive weapons to Kiev. …read more Source: The...

    IMF says ready to assist Ukraine with foreign exchange
    Feb25

    IMF says ready to assist Ukraine with foreign exchange

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it was ready to assist Ukraine with its foreign currency issues, amid a steep fall in the country’s hryvnia currency. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine central bank reverses currency trading ban
    Feb25

    Ukraine central bank reverses currency trading ban

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank abruptly reversed a ban that had prohibited most currency trading late on Wednesday, less than a day after it was imposed. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin saw plan to annex Crimea before Yanukovich fell – newspaper
    Feb25

    Kremlin saw plan to annex Crimea before Yanukovich fell – newspaper

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin was presented with a plan to annex the Crimea peninsula and eastern Ukraine before the overthrow of the country’s Moscow-leaning president last year, an independent newspaper reported on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine under pressure from currency fall, gas supply threat
    Feb25

    Ukraine under pressure from currency fall, gas supply threat

    KIEV/MAKIYVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine came under increasing economic pressure from a collapsing currency and a threat to its gas supplies from the Kremlin on Wednesday, just as a long-awaited ceasefire took hold in the east. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry says more Russia sanctions 'teed up' if necessary
    Feb25

    Kerry says more Russia sanctions 'teed up' if necessary

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that additional sanctions against Russia are “teed up” should events in eastern Ukraine require a significant response. …read more Source: The...

    Poland plans to send military instructors to Ukraine
    Feb25

    Poland plans to send military instructors to Ukraine

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland intends to send military instructors to train Ukrainian soldiers, with the final decision expected next month, an advisor to the Polish defence minister said. …read more Source: The...

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