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    Germany sees 'sliver of hope' in Ukraine ceasefire, but urges further steps
    Sep14

    Germany sees 'sliver of hope' in Ukraine ceasefire, but urges further steps

    KIEV (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday that moves toward a ceasefire between Ukrainian troops and separatists gave a “sliver of hope” and that the next steps in the Minsk peace process could be agreed next week. …read more Source: The...

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in east despite truce
    Sep13

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in east despite truce

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 15 wounded in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists, the Ukrainian military said on Tuesday – the first major casualties since a ceasefire came into force on Sept. 1. …read more Source: The...

    France's Hollande says only Minsk deals can ensure Ukraine peace
    Sep13

    France's Hollande says only Minsk deals can ensure Ukraine peace

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) – The Minsk agreement is the only way to ensure stability and peace in Ukraine, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday on a state visit to Romania. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says prepared to hold 'good faith' talks with Russia on $3 billion debt
    Sep12

    Ukraine says prepared to hold 'good faith' talks with Russia on $3 billion debt

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it was ready to hold talks in good faith with Russia regarding a dispute over a $3 billion (2.25 billion pounds) bond that has become yet another sore point between the former allies since Ukraine sought closer ties with the European Union. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine to bar some Russian singers after Kiev chosen to host Eurovision
    Sep09

    Ukraine to bar some Russian singers after Kiev chosen to host Eurovision

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian government said on Friday it would deny entry to certain Russian singers if they were chosen to perform at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, after picking the capital Kiev to host the event. …read more Source: The...

    Russia bolsters military force in Crimea – Ifax
    Sep09

    Russia bolsters military force in Crimea – Ifax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has formed a “self-sufficient military group” in Crimea capable of repelling attempts to seize the peninsula, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    U.S., Ukraine agree to enhance Ukrainian forces, boost cooperation – Pentagon
    Sep08

    U.S., Ukraine agree to enhance Ukrainian forces, boost cooperation – Pentagon

    LONDON (Reuters) – The United States and Ukraine on Thursday agreed to cooperate on defence technology and improve Ukraine’s forces, the Pentagon said, naming former Centcom Commander and retired U.S. General John Abizaid as a senior defence advisor to Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Much work needed to improve Ukraine ceasefire, German foreign minister says
    Sep08

    Much work needed to improve Ukraine ceasefire, German foreign minister says

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday that there was still a lot of work to be done to get a ceasefire fully implemented in Ukraine, adding that progress was “urgently needed”. …read more Source: The...

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week
    Sep07

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday said he would travel to Ukraine with his French counterpart next week to discuss if, and when, broader Normandy format talks that also include Russia could be scheduled. …read more Source: The...

    Smuggling gangs hire Ukrainian sailors for 'luxury' migrant crossings
    Sep07

    Smuggling gangs hire Ukrainian sailors for 'luxury' migrant crossings

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human smuggling gangs are increasingly hiring Ukrainian sailors to captain yachts and other boats for migrants willing to pay up to $8,000 for safe passage to Europe, Italian police said on Wednesday, after the arrest of two suspected traffickers. …read more Source: The...

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