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    Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat
    Feb27

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a ceasefire holds. …read more Source: The...

    Spain arrests eight accused of joining pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain arrests eight accused of joining pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

    MADRID (Reuters) – Spain on Friday arrested eight citizens who recently returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, the first such arrest in the European Union of foreign citizens involved in the conflict, the Interior Ministry said. …read more Source: The...

    Obama, European Council's Tusk to meet March 9 – White House
    Feb27

    Obama, European Council's Tusk to meet March 9 – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and European Council President Donald Tusk will meet at the White House on March 9 to discuss the Ukraine crisis and the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the White House said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Kerry's accusation Moscow is lying 'beyond diplomatic ethics'
    Feb27

    Russia says Kerry's accusation Moscow is lying 'beyond diplomatic ethics'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Friday that accusations from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Russia was lying over its involvement in eastern Ukraine went “beyond diplomatic ethics”, Interfax reported. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales
    Feb27

    Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales

    ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The crisis in Ukraine looks set to trigger major changes in its vast agricultural sector with state-owned farm land and small family plots likely to go up for sale despite concerns over the impact on local farmers, according to development experts. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine sends small prepayment for Russian gas
    Feb27

    Ukraine sends small prepayment for Russian gas

    KIEV/KRASNOYARSK, Russia (Reuters) – Ukraine has sent a small prepayment of $15 million (9.5 million pounds) to Russia for March natural gas deliveries, energy officials from the two sides said on Friday, after Moscow threatened to cut off supply. …read more Source: The...

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military
    Feb27

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko sees 'threat from the east' despite truce
    Feb27

    Ukraine's Poroshenko sees 'threat from the east' despite truce

    KIEV (Reuters) – President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday a “military threat from the east” would remain even if a peace deal holds between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says hopes for more gas from Europe in March
    Feb27

    Ukraine says hopes for more gas from Europe in March

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state-owned energy firm Naftogaz hopes to buy more gas from Europe in March, the company’s head said on Friday, part of Kiev’s efforts to cut its dependence on energy supplies from Russia. …read more Source: The...

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine
    Feb27

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis. …read more Source: The...

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