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    Russia abandons South Stream but not goal of bypassing Ukraine
    Dec02

    Russia abandons South Stream but not goal of bypassing Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s decision to drop the South Stream pipeline project is a blow but not an end to Russia’s search for ways to get natural gas to Europe without going through Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president stands by foreign and defence chiefs
    Dec02

    Ukraine president stands by foreign and defence chiefs

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko nominated his foreign and defence ministers for new terms on Tuesday, signalling a major change in policy is unlikely in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: The...

    Foreign technocrats given Ukrainian citizenship before cabinet vote
    Dec02

    Foreign technocrats given Ukrainian citizenship before cabinet vote

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday granted citizenship to three foreign technocrats nominated for cabinet positions in a new government hoping to tackle severe economic and defence threats. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko nominates foreign, defence ministers for new terms
    Dec02

    Ukraine's Poroshenko nominates foreign, defence ministers for new terms

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday he had nominated Pavlo Klimkin to stay on as foreign minister and Stepan Poltorak to remain defence minister in a new government. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainians feel the pinch as winter closes in
    Dec02

    Ukrainians feel the pinch as winter closes in

    KIEV (Reuters) – Every day, Yevgenia gets up before dawn to travel to the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kiev to sell five bottles of fresh milk from her village cows for around 66 U.S. cents a litre. …read more Source: The...

    NATO, Ukraine condemn Russian military build-up in Crimea
    Dec02

    NATO, Ukraine condemn Russian military build-up in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the 28 NATO countries and Ukraine condemned on Tuesday a Russian military build-up in Crimea and what they called Russia’s “deliberate destabilisation” of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with European allies
    Dec02

    U.S. to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with European allies

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to European allies this week about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine do not halt violence, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine agrees ceasefire 'in principle' with Luhansk rebels
    Dec02

    Ukraine agrees ceasefire 'in principle' with Luhansk rebels

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military and separatist forces have agreed “in principle” on a new ceasefire from Dec. 5 in the rebel-held Luhansk region in the east of the country, the OSCE security group said. …read more Source: The...

    Russia announces war games; UK worried by 'extremely aggressive' probing of air space
    Dec02

    Russia announces war games; UK worried by 'extremely aggressive' probing of air space

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia accused NATO on Monday of destabilising northern Europe and the Baltics by carrying out drills there and announced new military exercises of its own, increasing tension over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Russia drops South Stream gas pipeline project, Putin blames Europe
    Dec01

    Russia drops South Stream gas pipeline project, Putin blames Europe

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom on Monday cancelled a project to construct the South Stream pipeline to supply gas to southern Europe – an apparent casualty of the dispute between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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