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    Miners swell rebel ranks in east Ukraine as pits close
    Dec12

    Miners swell rebel ranks in east Ukraine as pits close

    DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Even at the age of 52, retired coal miner Viktor felt compelled to come out of retirement and join the pro-Russian separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists
    Dec12

    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defence minister called on Friday for a doubling of the military budget next year to allow the army to buy weapons abroad and better equip itself to fight Russian-backed separatists in the east. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly – TASS
    Dec12

    Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly – TASS

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated on Friday Moscow’s calls to convene as soon as possible another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine’s Donbass region, TASS news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Insight – Ukraine’s Chocolate King president finds promise tough to keep
    Dec12

    Insight – Ukraine’s Chocolate King president finds promise tough to keep

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Chocolate King is finding it difficult to relinquish his throne. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian president slams India over Crimean leader visit
    Dec12

    Ukrainian president slams India over Crimean leader visit

    SYDNEY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin’s annual summit delegation this week. …read more Source: The...

    International lenders will 'step up' if Ukraine reforms – EBRD official
    Dec11

    International lenders will 'step up' if Ukraine reforms – EBRD official

    LONDON (Reuters) – International lenders will help Ukraine ride out its economic turmoil provided that the government pushes through reforms and tackles corruption, a senior official of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine calls on Putin to release pilot from psychiatric clinic
    Dec11

    Ukraine calls on Putin to release pilot from psychiatric clinic

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine called on Russia on Thursday to release a Ukrainian military pilot from a Moscow psychiatric clinic where she is being held over accusations of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists. …read more Source: The...

    International lenders will back Ukraine if it reforms – EBRD official
    Dec11

    International lenders will back Ukraine if it reforms – EBRD official

    LONDON (Reuters) – International lenders will help Ukraine ride out its economic turmoil provided that the government pushes through reforms, a senior official of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU foreign policy chief to visit Ukraine next week
    Dec11

    EU foreign policy chief to visit Ukraine next week

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Kiev on Tuesday for talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the crisis in the rebel-held east of the country, the EU said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says pushing for Ukraine peace talks as soon as possible
    Dec11

    Russia says pushing for Ukraine peace talks as soon as possible

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is sparing no effort to convene another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday, criticising Kiev’s reluctance to do so. …read more Source: The...

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