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    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...

    Ukraine allows firms to import electricity due to power crisis – PM Yatseniuk
    Dec19

    Ukraine allows firms to import electricity due to power crisis – PM Yatseniuk

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government, mired in a power crisis due to a shortage of thermal coal, will allow all companies to import electricity from abroad, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    In talks, IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche
    Dec19

    In talks, IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said Friday it had productive discussions with officials in Ukraine this week, but failed to reach an agreement that would pave the way for Kiev to receive its next bailout tranche next month. …read more Source: The...

    Belarus's Lukashenko, Ukraine's Poroshenko to meet in Kiev on Sunday
    Dec19

    Belarus's Lukashenko, Ukraine's Poroshenko to meet in Kiev on Sunday

    MINSK/KIEV (Reuters) – Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko will meet on Sunday, Belarus’s official news agency Belta reported. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russia's military doctrine 'remains purely defensive'
    Dec19

    Putin says Russia's military doctrine 'remains purely defensive'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia’s military doctrine “remained purely defensive” despite what he said was NATO’s increased activity in east Ukraine and nearby Russia’s borders. …read more Source: The...

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed despite truce – Kiev military
    Dec19

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed despite truce – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev’s military said on Friday five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and seven wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, a larger than normal death toll compared with recent weeks. …read more Source: The...

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