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    Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine
    Apr16

    Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    NATO chief concerned at increase in Ukraine violence
    Apr16

    NATO chief concerned at increase in Ukraine violence

    REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg voiced concern on Thursday over an increase in violence and movements of heavy military equipment in eastern Ukraine, saying they were undermining the Minsk peace agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Russia blames US for global security risks
    Apr16

    Russia blames US for global security risks

    MOSCOW- Top Russian officials today accused the United States of seeking political and military dominance in the world and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine. Evoking Cold War-style rhetoric, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said a drive by the United States and its...

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in
    Apr16

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in

    President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the ailing economy and said Washington wanted “vassals” rather than allies in his annual phone-in on Thursday, but offered no new financial remedies and gave no ground over Ukraine. For nearly four hours, the Russian leader fielded mostly tame questions from across the country...

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in
    Apr16

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in

    President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the ailing economy and said Washington wanted “vassals” rather than allies in his annual phone-in on Thursday, but offered no new financial remedies and gave no ground over Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits
    Apr16

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits

    The Dutch government said on Thursday that, with nearly all of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified, efforts had shifted to finding those responsible for shooting the plane down as it crossed Ukraine last July. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in
    Apr16

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the ailing economy and said Washington wanted “vassals” rather than allies in his annual phone-in on Thursday, but offered no new financial remedies and gave no ground over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits
    Apr16

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The Dutch government said on Thursday that, with nearly all of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified, efforts had shifted to finding those responsible for shooting the plane down as it crossed Ukraine last July. …read more Source: The...

    Russia cannot divide Europe over Ukraine, says German minister
    Apr16

    Russia cannot divide Europe over Ukraine, says German minister

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday Russia could not succeed in breaking European Union unity on sanctions over Ukraine by using strategies such as offering to remove trade embargoes against individual EU member states. …read more Source: The...

    Putin dismisses France’s non-delivery of warships
    Apr16

    Putin dismisses France’s non-delivery of warships

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that France’s refusal to deliver two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Moscow over the Ukraine crisis would not affect its defence capabilities. “Of course not delivering the ships according to a valid contract is a bad sign, but from the point of view of supporting our...

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