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    Russia's Lavrov criticises Ukraine statement on neutral status
    Dec19

    Russia's Lavrov criticises Ukraine statement on neutral status

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised on Friday a statement by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on ending Ukraine’s neutral status as confrontational rhetoric favoured by what Russia calls Kiev’s ‘party of war’. …read more Source: The...

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia
    Dec19

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Russia is a strategic problem for the EU – Tusk
    Dec19

    Russia is a strategic problem for the EU – Tusk

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia’s approach to Ukraine and to the European Union is a challenge to the 28-nation bloc, which does not make European leaders too optimistic, but rather realistic, the new president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainians dig deep to help soldiers on the eastern front
    Dec18

    Ukrainians dig deep to help soldiers on the eastern front

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainians are knitting socks, donating scrap metal and even crowd-funding a tank to keep their woefully underfunded army going as its standoff with pro-Russian rebels in the east drags on towards the new year. …read more Source: The...

    Georgian economy buffeted by Russia, Ukraine crises – president
    Dec18

    Georgian economy buffeted by Russia, Ukraine crises – president

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Georgia’s economy has been buffeted by the Russian currency crisis and the Ukrainian conflict but it is still growing strongly, President Georgy Margvelashvili said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    OSCE extends observer mission at Russia-Ukraine border until March
    Dec18

    OSCE extends observer mission at Russia-Ukraine border until March

    VIENNA (Reuters) – European security watchdog the OSCE prolonged the mandate of its observer mission at two Russian checkpoints on the border with Ukraine by three months on Thursday, the longest extension so far. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says EU sanctions on Crimea unacceptable
    Dec18

    Russia says EU sanctions on Crimea unacceptable

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday new European Union sanctions banning investment in Crimea were “absolutely unacceptable” and amounted to discrimination against the Black Sea peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Kiev in March. …read more Source: The...

    Highlights – Putin says Russian economy will rebound, wants political solution in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Highlights – Putin says Russian economy will rebound, wants political solution in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are extracts of the news conference: …read more Source: The...

    Highlights – Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisis
    Dec18

    Highlights – Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are some of his comments. …read more Source: The...

    EU adopts tighter investment sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU adopts tighter investment sanctions on Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea on Thursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism, an EU official said. …read more Source: The...

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