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    Ukraine army says rebels launch “major offensive”
    Jun04

    Ukraine army says rebels launch “major offensive”

    Ukraine’s army said Wednesday that pro- independence rebels in eastern regions have launched a “major offensive” to push deeper into the government-controlled territory, an accusation the rebels denied. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ex-Finance Minister Says Russia In Full-Blown Crisis
    Jun04

    Ex-Finance Minister Says Russia In Full-Blown Crisis

    Former Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin says the Russian economy is in a “full-blown crisis” fueled by capital flight and low economic growth due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and low global oil … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Fierce fighting erupts in east Ukraine, testing truce to breaking point
    Jun04

    Fierce fighting erupts in east Ukraine, testing truce to breaking point

    A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. Rebels in the city of Donetsk reported 15 dead between civilians and combatants in territory under their control. The Ukrainian Interior […]...

    Russia says Ukraine agrees to fill gas storage for transit flow
    Jun04

    Russia says Ukraine agrees to fill gas storage for transit flow

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Ukraine has agreed to pump enough gas into its storage facilities to maintain pressure in the system for Russian gas to reach Europe in winter, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months
    Jun03

    Ukraine forces, separatists fight first serious battles in months

    Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine’s defence minister said an attempt by rebels to take the eastern town of Maryinka had been thwarted. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Kremlin Accuses Ukrainian Army of ‘Provocative Actions’
    Jun03

    Kremlin Accuses Ukrainian Army of ‘Provocative Actions’

    The Kremlin today accused Ukrainian forces of “provocative actions” as fresh clashes flared in east Ukraine after Kiev said pro-Moscow rebels launched a new assault. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Lavrov says fresh fighting in east Ukraine stalls peace talks
    Jun03

    Russia’s Lavrov says fresh fighting in east Ukraine stalls peace talks

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday those responsible for a fresh outbreak of fighting in east Ukraine aimed at stalling progress in peace talks to solve the conflict that has claimed more than 6,100 lives. …read more Source: Channel...

    Defence minister voted in as Latvia’s next president
    Jun03

    Defence minister voted in as Latvia’s next president

    The Latvian parliament chose a new president on Wednesday who is an outspoken critic of Russian actions over Ukraine and a supporter of a greater NATO presence in the Baltics. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine drops WTO case against Australia’s tobacco-packaging laws
    Jun03

    Ukraine drops WTO case against Australia’s tobacco-packaging laws

    Ukraine has suspended a case it was pursuing through the World Trade Organization aimed at overturning Australia’s strict tobacco packaging laws, a WTO panel of adjudicators said in a statement published on Wednesday. Ukraine asked the panel to suspend the proceedings on May 28 and said it will try to find a mutually agreed solution with...

    Russia says fresh fighting in east Ukraine is Kiev 'provocation'
    Jun03

    Russia says fresh fighting in east Ukraine is Kiev 'provocation'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday blamed fresh outbreak of fighting in east Ukraine on “provocations” by the Ukrainian armed forces and said Moscow was deeply concerned with the shelling of civilians there. …read more Source: The...

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