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    EU drops sanctions on Yanukovich’s security chief
    Mar06

    EU drops sanctions on Yanukovich’s security chief

    The European Union has dropped sanctions imposed last year on the head of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s security service, according to a legal notice published on Friday. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU drops sanctions on Yanukovich's security chief
    Mar06

    EU drops sanctions on Yanukovich's security chief

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has dropped sanctions imposed last year on the head of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s security service, according to a legal notice published on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line
    Mar06

    Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

    A Ukrainian multiple rocket launcher is transported towards near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine. (Source: AP Photo) Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s cease-fire accord. Military spokesman Col. Andriy...

    Putin takes 10% salary cut in crisis-hit Russia
    Mar06

    Putin takes 10% salary cut in crisis-hit Russia

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday he was cutting his salary by 10 percent as well as the earnings of several top government officials, as the countrys economy reels from the collapse of the ruble.The salaries of Putin, his Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and the president of the...

    Girlfriend of slain Russian politican Nemtsov says she has received death threats: Ukraine
    Mar06

    Girlfriend of slain Russian politican Nemtsov says she has received death threats: Ukraine

    KIEV – The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead outside the Kremlin, has told police she has received death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday.”Anna Duritskaya… filed a statement about the threat to her life from unidentified people during...

    Russia’s exclusion from Swift a last resort ‘nuclear weapon’: Polish, British ministers
    Mar06

    Russia’s exclusion from Swift a last resort ‘nuclear weapon’: Polish, British ministers

    March 06, 2015 7:39 PMWARSAW (AFP) – Excluding Russia from the Swift banking system would be a measure of last resort if the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the British and Polish foreign ministers said Friday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened
    Mar06

    Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened

    The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police of receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday. “Ganna Duritska… filed a statement about the threat to her life from unidentified people during her time in her...

    Italy’s Renzi seeks key role for Russia in Libya crisis
    Mar06

    Italy’s Renzi seeks key role for Russia in Libya crisis

    MOSCOW – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Thursday Russia could play a decisive role in resolving the crisis in Libya, during a rare visit by a European leader to Moscow.Renzi held talks with President Vladimir Putin in a visit that also focused on the conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s chilly relations with the European Union...

    Patriotism, adventure lure Russian volunteers to Ukraine conflict
    Mar06

    Patriotism, adventure lure Russian volunteers to Ukraine conflict

    SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Filled with patriotic bravado and a thirst for adventure, Yevgeny Pavlenko and his friend Yevgeny Markin volunteered with dozens others to leave their home in Russia to go and fight in eastern Ukraine.But only one of the two would survive. Markin, 25, accompanied Pavlenkos remains back to the city of...

    EU sees ceasefire progress, but ready for more sanctions – Mogherini
    Mar06

    EU sees ceasefire progress, but ready for more sanctions – Mogherini

    The European Union is ready to step up sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, but the priority is to bolster a fragile ceasefire agreed in Minsk, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday. …read more Source: Channel...

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