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    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, Nato deploys Baltics troops
    Mar10

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, Nato deploys Baltics troops

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire. The militants fired on Ukraine’s positions and were attempting to “force our contingents from Shyrokyne,” a...

    Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine –German envoy
    Mar10

    Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine –German envoy

    WASHINGTON, United States — President Barack Obama agreed last month not to send lethal defensive aid to Ukraine, a top German diplomat said Monday, as lawmakers from both parties continued to press the president to shore up Ukraine’s beleaguered military in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. The German ambassador to the...

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltics troops
    Mar10

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltics troops

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists on Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops
    Mar10

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops

    KIEV – Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ex-Japan PM Hatoyama to visit Crimea to see what residents think
    Mar10

    Ex-Japan PM Hatoyama to visit Crimea to see what residents think

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Russia could not ‘abandon’ Crimea: Putin
    Mar10

    Russia could not ‘abandon’ Crimea: Putin

    MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia took over Crimea because it had to protect Crimeas mostly ethnic-Russian population after pro-Western Ukrainian nationalists came to power in Ukraine.In the latest preview of an upcoming documentary called Homeward bound on state-run Rossiya-1 television, Putin portrayed...

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea before referendum, extract president
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea before referendum, extract president

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea, the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer for an upcoming documentary, shown on state-owned television late Sunday, Putin said that he met with security officials in February to...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebels have withdrawn significant amount of heavy weapons
    Mar09

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebels have withdrawn significant amount of heavy weapons

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday pro-Russian rebels had withdrawn a significant amount of weaponry from the front-lines in eastern Ukraine in accordance with a three-week-old ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

    UN puts Libya request for weapons on hold
    Mar09

    UN puts Libya request for weapons on hold

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Libyas request for UN approval to buy fighter jets, tanks and other weaponry to fight Islamic State militants has been put on hold at the request of seven Security Council members led by Spain, diplomats said Monday.Libya had asked a Security Council committee for an exemption to an arms embargo to make the purchases...

    Obama – U.S., Europe need to work to ensure monitoring of Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar09

    Obama – U.S., Europe need to work to ensure monitoring of Ukraine ceasefire

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that Europe and the United States need to work to ensure there is effective international monitoring of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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