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    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,...

    Islamic State Group is ‘Russia’s Greatest Enemy’: Sergei Lavrov
    Apr22

    Islamic State Group is ‘Russia’s Greatest Enemy’: Sergei Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today that the Islamic State group was Moscow’s greatest enemy, notwithstanding the strained relations with the United States over the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name
    Apr22

    Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime symbol, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name
    Apr22

    Ukraine, in snub to Moscow, to adopt British war-time symbol, ditch Soviet war name

    Ukraine, in a break with tradition that is certain to rile Moscow, is ditching the Soviet name for World War Two and aims to adopt the poppy, a mainly British wartime symbol, to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. …read more Source: Channel...

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