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    Russia bolstering rebel forces, heavy arms, air defenses in Ukraine: U.S.
    Apr23

    Russia bolstering rebel forces, heavy arms, air defenses in Ukraine: U.S.

    The United States accused Russia Wednesday of building up its forces along the border with Ukraine, boosting air defense systems in the country and training Ukrainian rebels in the east. “Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the ‘Minsk 2′ agreement signed in mid-February,” acting State Department spokeswoman Marie...

    France will pay back Russia if warships not delivered: Hollande
    Apr23

    France will pay back Russia if warships not delivered: Hollande

    President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that France will reimburse Russia if it fails to deliver two Mistral warships in a deal frozen over the Ukraine conflict.France set to ink controversial jet sale to Egypt …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    France, Ukraine to reinforce bilateral relations
    Apr23

    France, Ukraine to reinforce bilateral relations

    France and Ukraine pledged to reinforce the bilateral relations in various of fields, French president Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Wednesday in a joint declaration in Paris. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    US says Russia boosting rebel forces, equipment in Ukraine
    Apr23

    US says Russia boosting rebel forces, equipment in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States accused Russia Wednesday of building up its forces along the border with Ukraine, boosting air defense systems in the country and training Ukrainian rebels in the east.Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the Minsk 2 agreement signed in mid-February, acting State Department...

    US says Russia adds air defence systems inside Ukraine
    Apr23

    US says Russia adds air defence systems inside Ukraine

    The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defence systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian separatists in the area in breach of a European-brokered cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Channel...

    U.S. says Russia ramping military presence on Ukraine border
    Apr23

    U.S. says Russia ramping military presence on Ukraine border

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia has deployed additional air defence systems into eastern Ukraine and is involved in training exercises of Russian-separatist forces in the area in breach of ceasefire accords, the State Department said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia cuts space funding as economic crisis bites
    Apr22

    Russia cuts space funding as economic crisis bites

    Russia is cutting spending on its space programme by more than a third over the next 10 years because of the country’s economic crisis, forcing it to scrap plans to develop a super-heavy launch rocket. Space exploration is a subject of national pride in Russia, rooted in the Cold War “space race” with the United States that saw...

    France OK to refund Russia if warship not delivered
    Apr22

    France OK to refund Russia if warship not delivered

    French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged for the first time that France will have to give Russia a refund if the country doesn’t sell the Mistral-class warship whose delivery has been suspended last year because of the conflict in Ukraine.At a press conference Wednesday with Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, Hollande said:...

    ‘Many’ Human Remains Found at MH17 Crash Site: Dutch
    Apr22

    ‘Many’ Human Remains Found at MH17 Crash Site: Dutch

    Dutch investigators have recovered ‘many’ more body parts and pieces of wreckage after resuming their search at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine, the Netherlands said today. …read more Source:...

    EU charges Russia’s Gazprom with abuse of market position
    Apr22

    EU charges Russia’s Gazprom with abuse of market position

    BRUSSELS: EU regulators on Wednesday formally charged Russian gas giant Gazprom with abusing its dominant market position in Europe, a move that risks inflaming tensions with the Kremlin. “All companies that operate in the European market — no matter if they are European or not — have to play by our EU rules,” said Margrethe Vestager,...

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