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    Ukraine, separatists agree troop withdrawals in three hot spots
    Sep21

    Ukraine, separatists agree troop withdrawals in three hot spots

    MINSK (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists agreed on Wednesday to withdraw troops from three small towns on the front line in eastern Ukraine, a pilot de-escalation project that is part of the latest push to get a much-violated ceasefire to stick. …read more Source: The...

    Exclusive – How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea
    Sep21

    Exclusive – How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Products for sale in the Crimean stores of two European retailers are being shipped there from Russia via a ferry and port that are subject to EU sanctions, people involved in the transportation said, suggesting companies are finding ways around the punitive economic regime facing Moscow since 2014....

    German economy minister to discuss EU sanctions with Putin
    Sep21

    German economy minister to discuss EU sanctions with Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, heading to Moscow for talks about trade with President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday he favoured a lifting of EU sanctions on Russia but that would require making progress on peace in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Biden meets Ukraine's Poroshenko, urges faster reforms in energy, justice
    Sep21

    Biden meets Ukraine's Poroshenko, urges faster reforms in energy, justice

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday and said it was imperative for Ukraine’s leadership to accelerate reforms needed to strengthen Ukraine’s energy and justice sectors, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Slovakia's Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal
    Sep17

    Slovakia's Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal

    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Ukraine is doing less than Russia to meet its obligations under the Minsk agreement, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday, stepping up calls for the European Union to end sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Foreign ministers visit eastern Ukraine as fresh ceasefire begins
    Sep15

    Foreign ministers visit eastern Ukraine as fresh ceasefire begins

    SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from Germany, France and Ukraine visited eastern Ukraine on Thursday, hours after Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces agreed to a ceasefire in a conflict that has killed over 9,600 since spring 2014. …read more Source: The...

    IMF board approves $1 billion loan disbursement to Ukraine
    Sep15

    IMF board approves $1 billion loan disbursement to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said its board approved a long-awaited loan disbursement of about $1 billion (755.57 million pounds) to Ukraine after a review of the country’s bailout program. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine finance minister – new IMF loan will help service debts
    Sep15

    Ukraine finance minister – new IMF loan will help service debts

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Thursday that a new loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will help Ukraine service its debts and keep the hryvnia currency and financial system stable. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko welcomes release of more IMF aid
    Sep15

    Ukraine's Poroshenko welcomes release of more IMF aid

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday welcomed a decision by the International Monetary Fund to release additional aid worth $1 billion to Kiev, saying it showed that the world recognises that Ukraine was carrying out reforms. …read more Source: The...

    Johnson says peace in east Ukraine depends mainly on Russia
    Sep14

    Johnson says peace in east Ukraine depends mainly on Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Wednesday making progress towards peace in eastern Ukraine depended primarily on the Kremlin, adding that it was crucial for the West to maintain sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: The...

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