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    German Foreign Minister says unclear if Russia sanctions will be renewed
    May31

    German Foreign Minister says unclear if Russia sanctions will be renewed

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday it was no secret that some EU states were sceptical about extending sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and it was unclear if the 28-nation bloc would decide to renew them. …read more Source: The...

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in separatist attacks
    May29

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in separatist attacks

    KIEV (Reuters) – Five Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and four wounded in the past 24 hours as a result of attacks by pro-Russian rebels in separatist eastern regions, Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Sixteen killed in house fire in village near Kiev
    May29

    Sixteen killed in house fire in village near Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – Sixteen people have been killed and one is missing after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine’s state emergency service said in a statement on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    Progress on Ukraine reforms can boost case for Russia sanctions – Rasmussen
    May28

    Progress on Ukraine reforms can boost case for Russia sanctions – Rasmussen

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will find it easier to persuade European Union countries to renew sanctions against Russia this summer if it shows progress in pushing reforms and tackling corruption, the former chief of NATO told Reuters on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Crimea's status as part of Russia not up for discussion
    May27

    Putin says Crimea's status as part of Russia not up for discussion

    ATHENS (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would not entertain any discussions about the status of Crimea, the Ukrainian region which Moscow annexed. …read more Source: The...

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' may prove thorn in own leaders' side
    May27

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' may prove thorn in own leaders' side

    KIEV (Reuters) – Securing pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s release from Russian captivity was a PR coup for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko but the outspoken woman feted as the nation’s “Joan of Arc” may ultimately prove a thorn in his side. …read more Source: The...

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' may prove thorn in own leaders' side
    May27

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' may prove thorn in own leaders' side

    KIEV (Reuters) – Securing pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s release from Russian captivity was a PR coup for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko but the outspoken woman feted as the nation’s “Joan of Arc” may ultimately prove a thorn in his side. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine files defence in $3 billion Russia Eurobond case
    May27

    Ukraine files defence in $3 billion Russia Eurobond case

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine filed its defence on Friday with a British court over a $3 billion (2 billion pounds) debt to Russia, arguing that the original loan agreement with its neighbour and former ally was invalid, the Foreign Ministry and Finance Ministry said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

    Insight – How a 26-year-old Ukrainian took on Odessa's customs service
    May27

    Insight – How a 26-year-old Ukrainian took on Odessa's customs service

    ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – The head of customs at the Black Sea port of Odessa says her job used to be such a money-spinner the going bribe for securing it was $5 million (3.4 million pounds). …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation
    May26

    Ukraine bans Gorbachev over support for Crimea annexation

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia’s seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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