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    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory, says Dutch broadcaster
    Mar20

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory, says Dutch broadcaster

    A fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Kremlin turns to YouTube as new ‘propaganda weapon’
    Mar20

    Kremlin turns to YouTube as new ‘propaganda weapon’

    MOSCOW – “I am a Russian occupier,” a deep voice says proudly as the video crackles to life with realistic gaming graphics that show a Kalashnikov being loaded by a soldier before the dramatic, throbbing music begins.”And I am tired of apologising for it!” The slickly designed YouTube video has been viewed more than...

    EU agrees on keeping Russia sanctions until Ukraine peace terms met
    Mar20

    EU agrees on keeping Russia sanctions until Ukraine peace terms met

    European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the year if need be. The compromise reached at an EU summit in Brussels maintains EU unity on sanctions against Moscow over its role […] The post EU agrees...

    British PM creates fund to curb Russian influence
    Mar20

    British PM creates fund to curb Russian influence

    LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron is establishing a fund to help Eastern European states resist pressure from Russia, several media outlets reported on Friday.Sky News said the “Good Governance Fund” would amount to £20 million ($30 million, 28 million euros) in 2015 and 2016.It is “aimed at strengthening...

    Sanctions over Ukraine crisis linked to Minsk deal implementation
    Mar20

    Sanctions over Ukraine crisis linked to Minsk deal implementation

    The European Union (EU)’s sanctions policy against Russia over the Ukraine crisis would be linked to the implementation of the Minsk agreement till the end of 2015, European leaders agreed on Thursday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Russia expands military exercises to 80,000 troops
    Mar20

    Russia expands military exercises to 80,000 troops

    MOSCOW – Russia said Thursday it had doubled the number of troops taking part in mass drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin this week to 80,000 in a major show of strength amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. Putin on Monday ordered drills for more than 40,000 troops in regions spanning the country, from the Arctic to the far east...

    Donetsk orphanage struggles to shelter children from war
    Mar20

    Donetsk orphanage struggles to shelter children from war

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian disputeTensions run high along ceasefire line in eastern UkraineFactbox: Minsk agreement on Ukraine …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk
    Mar20

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk

    BRUSSELS – EU leaders agreed to effectively extend economic sanctions against Russia until the end of 2015, tying them to full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accords in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia offers UN resolution on election talks with Ukraine rebels
    Mar20

    Russia offers UN resolution on election talks with Ukraine rebels

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Russia proposed a UN Security Council draft resolution Thursday asking Kiev to immediately start consultations with pro-Russian separatists on elections within their eastern Ukraine strongholds.The Russian text cites a paragraph from a February peace accord, which provides for discussion and agreement on questions...

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk
    Mar20

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU leaders agreed Thursday to effectively extend economic sanctions against Russia until the end of 2015, tying them to full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accords in Ukraine.The sanctions were imposed after the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July 2014, and were due...

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