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    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...

    Kremlin – Savchenko's release won't accelerate warming in EU-Russia ties
    May26

    Kremlin – Savchenko's release won't accelerate warming in EU-Russia ties

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has consistently expressed his willingness to improve ties with the European Union, the Kremlin said on Thursday, but the release of Ukrainian Nadiya Savchenko from a Russian jail is unlikely to make this task easier. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko vows to win back Crimea, separatist east
    May25

    Ukraine's Poroshenko vows to win back Crimea, separatist east

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine would win back control of eastern territories from pro-Russian separatists and Russia-annexed Crimea, just as it has secured the release of pilot Nadiya Savchenko from Russian prison. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says pardoned Ukrainian Savchenko on 'humanitarian considerations'
    May25

    Putin says pardoned Ukrainian Savchenko on 'humanitarian considerations'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he had pardoned jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko on “humanitarian considerations” in the hope that her release will help reduce tension in the Ukraine conflict and avoid new loss of life. …read more Source: The...

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