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    ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions cost it $1 bn
    Feb26

    ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions cost it $1 bn

    NEW YORK (AFP) – US energy giant ExxonMobil said Thursday that US and European Union sanctions against Russia had cost it $1 billion last year.In a securities filing, Exxon said the loss stemmed from suspending joint venture activities with Russian oil major Rosneft under the sanctions imposed in 2014 on the Russian energy sector.In...

    EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot ‘urgently’
    Feb26

    EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot ‘urgently’

    BRUSSELS, Feb 26, 2015 (AFP) – The European Union called on Russia Thursday to “urgently” release Ukraine military pilot Nadia Savenchko on humanitarian grounds after 75 days on hunger strike to protest her detention.A spokesperson for EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Russia “bears a responsibility for her...

    West’s offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check
    Feb26

    West’s offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

    Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow’s interference in Ukraine – a multi billion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realise the European dream cherished by many Ukrainians. …read more Source: Channel...

    NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine
    Feb26

    NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine

    NATO chief Stoltenberg’s comments came as Ukraine’s military announced it was starting the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline of the conflict. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot ‘urgently’
    Feb26

    EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot ‘urgently’

    February 26, 2015 10:08 PMBRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Union called on Russia Thursday to “urgently” release Ukraine military pilot Nadia Savenchko on humanitarian grounds after 75 days on hunger strike to protest her detention. …read more Source: The Straits...

    NATO spending down despite Russia tensions: think-tank
    Feb26

    NATO spending down despite Russia tensions: think-tank

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – Many NATO member countries are spending less on defence despite promises to boost their budgets in the face of growing tensions with Russia, a think-tank said Thursday.The European Leadership Network looked at figures for 2015 from 14 NATO members to see if they meet pledges made at a summit of the US-led military alliance...

    Insight – West’s offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check
    Feb26

    Insight – West’s offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

    Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow’s interference in Ukraine – a multi billion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realise the European dream cherished by many Ukrainians. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine Poised to Pull Back Arms While US, Russia Trade Barbs
    Feb26

    Ukraine Poised to Pull Back Arms While US, Russia Trade Barbs

    Ukraine’s army awaited orders to pull back weapons from the frontline today as a shaky truce settled, while the United States and Russia traded blame for delays in the peace plan. …read more Source:...

    Russia sees situation in Donbass improving
    Feb26

    Russia sees situation in Donbass improving

    The situation in southeastern Ukraine has been improving despite Kiev’s attempts to derail the cease-fire agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Insight – West's offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check
    Feb26

    Insight – West's offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

    BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow’s interference in Ukraine – a multi billion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realise the European dream cherished by many Ukrainians. …read more Source: The...

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