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    Obama vows to ratchet up pressure on Moscow over Ukraine
    Jan25

    Obama vows to ratchet up pressure on Moscow over Ukraine

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama blamed Russia on Sunday for the fighting that has flared anew between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine, and said the United States would consider additional options to ratchet up pressure on Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    President Poroshenko says de-escalation is priority in east Ukraine
    Jan25

    President Poroshenko says de-escalation is priority in east Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday de-escalation of the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east was the priority for the Kiev government, which stands by a September peace deal signed in Minsk. …read more Source: The...

    Russia blocks U.N. statement on Ukraine as fighting escalates
    Jan25

    Russia blocks U.N. statement on Ukraine as fighting escalates

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia blocked a U.N. Security Council statement on Saturday that would have criticized a pro-Russian Ukrainian rebel leader and condemned a recent upsurge in violence that has claimed dozens of lives in eastern Ukraine, council diplomats said. …read more Source: The...

    Russian troops support rebel offensive in Ukraine, NATO says
    Jan25

    Russian troops support rebel offensive in Ukraine, NATO says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO said on Saturday that Russian troops were supporting a rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine with sophisticated missiles, rockets and drones and demanded Moscow halt its support. …read more Source: The...

    U.S.'s Kerry condemns separatists' assault on Ukraine town
    Jan24

    U.S.'s Kerry condemns separatists' assault on Ukraine town

    ZURICH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday he joined his European counterparts in condemning an assault by pro-Russian separatists on Mariupol, Ukraine, and he called on Russia to end its support for the rebels. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russian rebels attack key port, Ukraine says at least 30 dead
    Jan24

    Pro-Russian rebels attack key port, Ukraine says at least 30 dead

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, prompting the European Union’s foreign policy chief to warn of a further “grave deterioration” in EU-Russian relations. …read more Source: The...

    Ten killed in rebel shelling of east Ukrainian city of Mariupol – police
    Jan24

    Ten killed in rebel shelling of east Ukrainian city of Mariupol – police

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ten people have been killed in shelling by pro-Russian separatists of the east Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, the head of the Kiev-controlled Donetsk regional police said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    NATO chief says ready to meet Russia's Lavrov in February
    Jan23

    NATO chief says ready to meet Russia's Lavrov in February

    PRISTINA (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday he was ready to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov next month in Munich, with fighting escalating in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin blamed Kiev for fighting, deaths of civilians in Ukraine
    Jan23

    Putin blamed Kiev for fighting, deaths of civilians in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed on Friday what he said were Kiev’s “criminal orders” for a surge in fighting in east Ukraine in which civilians have been killed. …read more Source: The...

    EU chair Latvia says EU might up pressure on Russia over Ukraine
    Jan23

    EU chair Latvia says EU might up pressure on Russia over Ukraine

    RIGA (Reuters) – Latvia’s foreign minister, who has a lead role in EU diplomacy, said on Friday new violence in eastern Ukraine was jeopardising a ceasefire deal with Russia and warned the EU may look at new measures to penalise Moscow. …read more Source: The...

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