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    Exclusive – Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit
    Dec11

    Exclusive – Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for summit talks. …read more Source: The...

    Lithuanian ex-finance minister to be Ukraine anti-corruption tsar
    Dec10

    Lithuanian ex-finance minister to be Ukraine anti-corruption tsar

    LONDON (Reuters) – Former Lithuanian finance minister Algirdas Šemeta is to become Ukraine’s new anti-corruption tsar after winning the backing of the Kiev government and its Western lenders, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon
    Dec10

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon

    KIEV (Reuters) – Fresh clashes between Ukrainian troops and separatists clouded prospects of a lasting ceasefire emerging from a “Day of Silence” in Ukraine on Wednesday as Kiev ruled out any new peace talks until the rebels had stopped firing completely. …read more Source: The...

    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea
    Dec10

    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology used for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. …read more Source: The...

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. …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...

    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...

    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...

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