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    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...

    Obama to block exports of goods, technology, services to Crimea
    Dec20

    Obama to block exports of goods, technology, services to Crimea

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday said he would ban exports of goods, technology or services to Ukraine’s Crimea region, and called on Russia to end its annexation of the region. …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...

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia
    Dec19

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and “stay the course” in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says deeply disappointed Obama signed new sanctions bill
    Dec19

    Russia says deeply disappointed Obama signed new sanctions bill

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign ministry said on Friday it was deeply disappointed U.S. President Barack Obama had signed into law a new bill on sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Germany's Steinmeier fears sanctions could destabilise Russia
    Dec19

    Germany's Steinmeier fears sanctions could destabilise Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier expressed concern on Friday that EU sanctions against Moscow for its actions in Ukraine could destabilise Russia and warned against “turning the screw” any further. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels say new Ukraine peace talks will not take place on Sunday – IFX
    Dec19

    Rebels say new Ukraine peace talks will not take place on Sunday – IFX

    KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian separatist leader said a new round of peace talks aimed at easing the conflict between the Kiev government and rebels will not take place on Sunday as had been hoped, news agency Interfax reported on Friday. …read more Source: The...

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