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    Russia's Putin says gas supplies to Europe could suffer if Kiev doesn't pay
    Feb25

    Russia's Putin says gas supplies to Europe could suffer if Kiev doesn't pay

    NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia would cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev failed to pay, which “will create a problem” for gas transit to Europe. …read more Source: The...

    Ceasefire takes hold in Ukraine, but US angry at Russia’s ‘lies’
    Feb25

    Ceasefire takes hold in Ukraine, but US angry at Russia’s ‘lies’

    A UN-backed ceasefire showed signs of taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, but tensions remained high after the US accused Russia of “lies” and Britain ordered a small troop deployment to train Kiev’s forces. …read more Source: The Times of...

    British blogger raises awkward questions on Russia's role in Ukraine
    Feb25

    British blogger raises awkward questions on Russia's role in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – It was not an unusual evening for war blogger Eliot Higgins. …read more Source: The...

    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal
    Feb25

    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal

    Russia urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) special mission in Ukraine to monitor the weapon withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Lithuania
    Feb25

    Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Lithuania

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the countrys west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbours.Some 500 units of equipment were also to be included in drills in the western Pskov region which borders EU members Estonia...

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire slow to take hold but may yet work
    Feb25

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire slow to take hold but may yet work

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Wednesday Europe would be ready to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine if necessary, though the chancellor hoped the current ceasefire would eventually yield positive results. …read more Source: The...

    French FM warns of more sanctions against Russia if port attacked
    Feb25

    French FM warns of more sanctions against Russia if port attacked

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday Russia would face more sanctions if pro-Moscow fighters attack Ukraine’s government-held port of Mariupol. …read more Source:...

    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal
    Feb25

    Moscow calls on OSCE to monitor Ukrainian insurgents’ weapon withdrawal

    Russia urged the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) special mission in Ukraine to monitor the weapon withdrawal in eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine
    Feb25

    US furious over Russia’s ‘lies’ on Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – The United States expressed fury at Russias lies over Ukraine after European powers urged a frayed ceasefire be respected, while a rare overnight calm was reported in the war zone on Wednesday.But the crisis still simmered dangerously. Britain said it was dispatching a team of soldiers to Ukraine for training and warned Russia...

    World response to armed groups like IS ‘shameful’: Amnesty
    Feb25

    World response to armed groups like IS ‘shameful’: Amnesty

    London (AFP) – World leaders have proved shameful and ineffective in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International said Wednesday, calling 2014 a catastrophic year.In its 415-page annual report detailing abuses in 160 countries, the group accused governments of pretending the protection of civilians...

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