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    Ukraine rebels say local elections still set for Oct, Nov
    Sep22

    Ukraine rebels say local elections still set for Oct, Nov

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine said on Tuesday they were going ahead with local elections in October and November in defiance of Kiev, and only hours after they appeared to say they were prepared to postpone the vote to avoid “stalemate” in peace efforts. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons
    Sep22

    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine pressed NATO on Tuesday for Western weaponry to help defend itself against pro-Russian separatists but the head of the alliance resisted for fear of threatening a fragile ceasefire with Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels offer to postpone local vote – separatist website
    Sep22

    Ukraine rebels offer to postpone local vote – separatist website

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels proposed on Tuesday postponing the date of local elections in separatist parts of east Ukraine to February 2016 in an effort to lift peacemaking out of “stalemate,” according to a statement posted on separatist website LITs. …read more Source: The...

    NATO says Russia must withdraw heavy weapons from Ukraine
    Sep21

    NATO says Russia must withdraw heavy weapons from Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday an ebb in violence in eastern Ukraine was not enough to bring peace and demanded Russia withdraw heavy weapons the alliance accuses it of providing in support of separatists. …read more Source: The...

    East Ukraine elections would be 'serious violation' of Minsk – Germany
    Sep21

    East Ukraine elections would be 'serious violation' of Minsk – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Plans by Russian-backed separatists to hold local elections in eastern Ukraine are a serious violation of the Minsk peace deal and it is regrettable that Moscow has not distanced itself from the plans, the German government said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    In first Ukraine trip, NATO chief tries balancing act on Russia
    Sep21

    In first Ukraine trip, NATO chief tries balancing act on Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – With a troubled peace plan for the Ukrainian conflict nearing its deadline, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will attempt a balancing act to reassure Kiev of the West’s support without antagonising Moscow when he visits Ukraine on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Syrian army reversals spook Kremlin into hasty military build-up
    Sep18

    Syrian army reversals spook Kremlin into hasty military build-up

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – For Vladimir Putin, Russia’s military build-up in Syria is a potential diplomatic trump card and a handy way of diverting attention from Ukraine’s frozen conflict. But it was a panicky realisation that the Syrian government was being turned over on the battlefield that tipped the Kremlin’s hand....

    Ukraine backtracks on some media sanctions after backlash
    Sep17

    Ukraine backtracks on some media sanctions after backlash

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered six European journalists to be removed from a newly-published sanctions list, officials said on Thursday, in a swift U-turn after the list was criticised by the country’s Western allies. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine backtracks on some media sanctions
    Sep17

    Ukraine backtracks on some media sanctions

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked his government to remove six European journalists from a newly-published sanctions list, officials said on Thursday, after the list was criticised by the country’s Western allies. …read more Source: The...

    President Poroshenko orders BBC journalists removed from sanctions list – spokesman
    Sep17

    President Poroshenko orders BBC journalists removed from sanctions list – spokesman

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the security council to remove three BBC journalists from a new sanctions list, presidential spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said in a post on Twitter. …read more Source: The...

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