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    Kerry – U.S. will not 'close eyes' to Russian tanks, forces in East Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry – U.S. will not 'close eyes' to Russian tanks, forces in East Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday Russian aggression in the east was the greatest threat to Ukraine, and that Washington, while seeking a diplomatic solution, would not “close our eyes” to Russian tanks and fighters crossing the border. …read more Source: The...

    Putin wants constructive talks on Ukraine with Merkel, Hollande – adviser
    Feb05

    Putin wants constructive talks on Ukraine with Merkel, Hollande – adviser

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold constructive talks with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Ukraine, the Russian leader’s top foreign policy adviser said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says giving lethal arms to Ukraine would be security threat
    Feb05

    Russia says giving lethal arms to Ukraine would be security threat

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow will see any decision by the United States to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons as a threat to Russia’s security, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU says Merkel-Hollande Moscow mission a move to political solution
    Feb05

    EU says Merkel-Hollande Moscow mission a move to political solution

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A mission by the leaders of France and Germany to Kiev and Moscow is a clear effort to find a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine raises key interest rate to fight financial crisis
    Feb05

    Ukraine raises key interest rate to fight financial crisis

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank announced on Thursday a big increase in its main interest rate to 19.5 percent to try to avert financial collapse, brought ever closer by fighting in the country’s east and a lack of foreign funding. …read more Source: The...

    France's Hollande – Ukraine trip must produce deal acceptable to all
    Feb05

    France's Hollande – Ukraine trip must produce deal acceptable to all

    PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said that a trip to Ukraine on Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel aimed to produce a conflict-resolution deal that would be acceptable to all parties. …read more Source: The...

    Hollande, Merkel to travel to Kiev and Moscow for Ukraine talks
    Feb05

    Hollande, Merkel to travel to Kiev and Moscow for Ukraine talks

    PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Thursday and Moscow on Friday for top level talks to make a new proposal to try to solve the Ukraine crisis, Hollande said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU agrees new sanctions on Russians, Ukrainian rebels – diplomats
    Feb05

    EU agrees new sanctions on Russians, Ukrainian rebels – diplomats

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union governments have agreed on a list of new entities and Russian and pro-Moscow Ukrainian individuals who will suffer sanctions in the bloc, diplomats said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry in Kiev amid calls to arm Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry in Kiev amid calls to arm Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in snowbound Kiev on Thursday amid calls for Washington to begin arming Ukraine to battle Russian-backed separatists advancing in the east. …read more Source: The...

    German foreign minister planning new push for Ukraine truce
    Feb05

    German foreign minister planning new push for Ukraine truce

    RIGA (Reuters) – Europe will launch a new push for a negotiated solution in eastern Ukraine after the escalation in fighting between Kiev’s forces and Moscow-backed rebels, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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