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    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:...

    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’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...

    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...

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point
    Jun03

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

    A fire-fighter works to extinguish the fire at a market destroyed after shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, during battles on Wednesday in eastern Ukraine Territories.(Source: AP) A major battle erupted on Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead...

    Russia pushes ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter resignation
    Jun03

    Russia pushes ahead with World Cup plans despite Blatter resignation

    MOSCOW: Russia insisted Wednesday that it was pushing on with preparations for the 2018 World Cup despite the shock resignation of FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who is fiercely backed by the Kremlin despite a corruption scandal. “The main thing is Russia is continuing preparations for the 2018 World Cup,” said President Vladimir...

    Ex pro-Putin Internet troll seeks to expose Kremlin ‘propaganda factory’
    Jun03

    Ex pro-Putin Internet troll seeks to expose Kremlin ‘propaganda factory’

    SAINT PETERSBURG: A Russian freelance journalist who claims she went undercover as a pro-government Internet troll says she is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin’s online army. “This propaganda on the Internet is very dangerous,” Lyudmila Savchuk, 34, told AFP on Tuesday. “It has to be...

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