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    Russia's Lavrov sees chance to solve Ukraine crisis in 2015 – Interfax
    Dec29

    Russia's Lavrov sees chance to solve Ukraine crisis in 2015 – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sees a real opportunity to solve the Ukraine crisis in 2015, Interfax news agency quoted him as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec28

    Ukraine's parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament backed on Sunday the final reading of laws that will simplify tax legislation and impose additional duties on imports, improving the chances a 2015 budget will be approved soon as required by the country’s Western backers. …read more Source: The...

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel
    Dec28

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government on Sunday to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a ceasefire plan agreed in Minsk in September aimed at ending the conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine
    Dec27

    Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia has agreed on a new deal to supply coal and electricity to Ukraine, which is struggling with a lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east, Russian officials said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev and rebels begin mass prisoner exchange
    Dec26

    Kiev and rebels begin mass prisoner exchange

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists began an exchange of hundreds of prisoners of war on Friday, a state security service source said, part of a 12-point peace plan. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine suspends trains and buses to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine suspends trains and buses to Crimea

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine is suspending all train and bus services to Crimea due to a “deteriorating” security situation on the Black Sea peninsula which was annexed by Russia in March, Ukrainian transport chiefs said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's new military doctrine names NATO as key risk
    Dec26

    Russia's new military doctrine names NATO as key risk

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine to suspend all trains to Crimea over security concerns – Ukrzaliznytsia
    Dec26

    Ukraine to suspend all trains to Crimea over security concerns – Ukrzaliznytsia

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia said on Friday it would suspend passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, due to security concerns. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev and rebels to exchange hundreds of prisoners soon – security service
    Dec26

    Kiev and rebels to exchange hundreds of prisoners soon – security service

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists will exchange hundreds of prisoners soon, an aide to the head of Ukraine’s SBU state security service said on Friday, as the military reported a slight increase in rebel attacks. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe
    Dec25

    Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kiev’s efforts to join NATO are dangerous for Ukraine itself and Europe’s security, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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