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    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...

    Ukraine to spend five percent of 2015 budget on defence and security
    Dec20

    Ukraine to spend five percent of 2015 budget on defence and security

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine plans to spend five percent of its budget or 86 billion hryvnia (3.5 billion pounds) on the army and on law enforcement in 2015 and to reintroduce compulsory military service, a top security official said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea
    Dec20

    Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions. …read more Source: The...

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment"
    Dec20

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment"

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region on Saturday as a “collective punishment” on local residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia. …read more Source: The...

    Putin urges Russia's secret services to tackle "modern challenges"
    Dec20

    Putin urges Russia's secret services to tackle "modern challenges"

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Saturday for improvement of Moscow’s secret services to tackle “modern challenges and threats” amid his country’s standoff with the West over the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. prohibits investment in Crimea among slew of sanctions
    Dec20

    U.S. prohibits investment in Crimea among slew of sanctions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday prohibited investment in Crimea and slapped sanctions on 24 Ukrainians and Russians and several companies it determined were contributing to destabilizing Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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