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    Russia says small military mission is in east Ukraine at Kiev's request – RIA
    Dec10

    Russia says small military mission is in east Ukraine at Kiev's request – RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian general said on Wednesday a small Russian military mission in eastern Ukraine is there at the invitation of Kiev and is assisting the OSCE security group in efforts to bring the warring sides closer to a peace deal, RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine needs expanded IMF programme – economy minister
    Dec10

    Ukraine needs expanded IMF programme – economy minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new economy minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, said on Wednesday the government wanted the International Monetary Fund to expand its $17 billion bailout package due to Ukraine’s worsened economic outlook. …read more Source: The...

    Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry
    Dec10

    Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

    GENEVA (Reuters) – Global airlines body IATA has called on the U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine earlier this year. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian troops to continue observing truce – Kiev military
    Dec10

    Ukrainian troops to continue observing truce – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces will continue to observe a truce in the country’s east after a significant reduction in shelling by separatists on Tuesday’s “Day of Silence”, a Kiev military spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian PM Medvedev says Crimea is Russia's destiny
    Dec10

    Russian PM Medvedev says Crimea is Russia's destiny

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the return of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, was Russia’s destiny, echoing President Vladimir Putin’s remarks. …read more Source: The...

    Russian PM Medvedev says sanctions harmful for both Russia and West
    Dec10

    Russian PM Medvedev says sanctions harmful for both Russia and West

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine were harmful for the Russian economy, but that Western economies were also affected. …read more Source: The...

    Chechens loyal to Russia fight alongside east Ukraine rebels
    Dec10

    Chechens loyal to Russia fight alongside east Ukraine rebels

    OUTSIDE OF DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), dozens of armed men in camouflage uniforms from Russia’s republic of Chechnya train in snow in a camp in the rebel-held east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    French reform bill a major test for a weakened Hollande
    Dec10

    French reform bill a major test for a weakened Hollande

    PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Socialist government will propose on Wednesday a reform bill which is crucial for avoiding EU sanctions but risks being watered down by lawmakers angry with President Francois Hollande’s deregulation drive. …read more Source: The...

    Soprano Netrebko sparks outcry by posing with flag of Ukrainian rebels
    Dec09

    Soprano Netrebko sparks outcry by posing with flag of Ukrainian rebels

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, one of the biggest names in international opera, has stirred up controversy after poising with a flag of Ukrainian rebels and donating 1 million rouble (£11,762) to a theatre in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    'Day of Silence' for Ukraine army, rebels; Russian gas flows resume
    Dec09

    'Day of Silence' for Ukraine army, rebels; Russian gas flows resume

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government troops and separatists said their forces were complying with an agreed “Day of Silence” in Ukraine’s war-torn east on Tuesday, marking an attempt to forge an effective ceasefire which may lead to a new round of peace talks. …read more Source: The...

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