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    Russia says NATO pushed Ukraine to give up neutral status
    Dec24

    Russia says NATO pushed Ukraine to give up neutral status

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said NATO pushed Ukraine to give up its neutral status as Kiev seeks closer ties with the Atlantic bloc and said the move, approved by Ukraine’s parliament this week, would “complicate the situation”. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels say new Ukraine peace talks to take place on Wednesday
    Dec24

    Rebels say new Ukraine peace talks to take place on Wednesday

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A meeting of a so-called contact group aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine is planned for Wednesday, Russian state television quoted Denis Pushilin, vice speaker of the separatists’ “People’s Council” leadership body, as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Finance Ministry eyes 4.3 percent GDP contraction in draft 2015 budget
    Dec23

    Ukraine's Finance Ministry eyes 4.3 percent GDP contraction in draft 2015 budget

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Ministry submitted on Tuesday a 2015 draft budget to parliament that envisaged the economy contracting 4.3 percent next year, slightly less than an earlier forecast. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Ukraine's renunciation of 'non-aligned; status will boost tensions – agency
    Dec23

    Russia says Ukraine's renunciation of 'non-aligned; status will boost tensions – agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Ukraine’s renunciation of its “non-aligned” status was counterproductive and would only boost tensions around the crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Ukraine's renunciation of 'non-aligned' status to hit ties -agency
    Dec23

    Russia says Ukraine's renunciation of 'non-aligned' status to hit ties -agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine’s renunciation of its “non-aligned” status is an unfriendly step towards Russia and will only “add to nuisances” in ties, Russia’s envoy to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian parliament votes to renounce Ukraine's 'non-aligned' status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian parliament votes to renounce Ukraine's 'non-aligned' status

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament voted on Tuesday for the country to renounce its “non-aligned” status and work towards membership in the NATO alliance. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26 – Poroshenko
    Dec22

    Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26 – Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be held in the Belarussian capital on Dec. 24 and 26, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin to have phone talks with EU, Ukraine leaders on Monday – Kremlin
    Dec22

    Putin to have phone talks with EU, Ukraine leaders on Monday – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold phone talks later on Monday with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on a political resolution to the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin’s foreign policy adviser said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine threatens to cut off power to rebel-held regions if usage not curbed
    Dec22

    Ukraine threatens to cut off power to rebel-held regions if usage not curbed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine may stop supplying electricity to separatist-held eastern regions if the territories do not adhere to consumption limits imposed across the country due to an energy crisis, an energy ministry official said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama says Putin presiding over economic contraction – CNN interview
    Dec21

    Obama says Putin presiding over economic contraction – CNN interview

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. president Barack Obama has rejected the charge that he has been outmanoeuvred by Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying in a TV interview due for broadcast later on Sunday that Putin was presiding over “a huge economic contraction” due to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

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