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    Russia expands military exercises to 80,000 troops
    Mar20

    Russia expands military exercises to 80,000 troops

    MOSCOW – Russia said Thursday it had doubled the number of troops taking part in mass drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin this week to 80,000 in a major show of strength amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. Putin on Monday ordered drills for more than 40,000 troops in regions spanning the country, from the Arctic to the far east...

    Donetsk orphanage struggles to shelter children from war
    Mar20

    Donetsk orphanage struggles to shelter children from war

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian disputeTensions run high along ceasefire line in eastern UkraineFactbox: Minsk agreement on Ukraine …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk
    Mar20

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk

    BRUSSELS – EU leaders agreed to effectively extend economic sanctions against Russia until the end of 2015, tying them to full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accords in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia offers UN resolution on election talks with Ukraine rebels
    Mar20

    Russia offers UN resolution on election talks with Ukraine rebels

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Russia proposed a UN Security Council draft resolution Thursday asking Kiev to immediately start consultations with pro-Russian separatists on elections within their eastern Ukraine strongholds.The Russian text cites a paragraph from a February peace accord, which provides for discussion and agreement on questions...

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk
    Mar20

    EU’s Russia sanctions extended to end-2015: Tusk

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU leaders agreed Thursday to effectively extend economic sanctions against Russia until the end of 2015, tying them to full implementation of the Minsk ceasefire accords in Ukraine.The sanctions were imposed after the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July 2014, and were due...

    Sanctions linked to Minsk deal implementation: EU
    Mar20

    Sanctions linked to Minsk deal implementation: EU

    The EU’s sanctions policy against Russia over the Ukraine crisis would be linked to the implementation of the Minsk agreement till the end of 2015, European leaders agreed on Thursday. …read more Source: China...

    EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met
    Mar20

    EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met

    [BRUSSELS] European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the year if need be. …read more Source: The Business...

    EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met
    Mar20

    EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met

    [BRUSSELS] European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the year if need be. …read more Source: The Business...

    EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met
    Mar20

    EU agrees Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine peace terms met

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the year if need be. …read more Source: The...

    Russia, China, others snub UN meeting on Crimea human rights
    Mar20

    Russia, China, others snub UN meeting on Crimea human rights

    UNITED NATIONS: Russia, China, Venezuela and Angola snubbed an informal United Nations Security Council meeting on Thursday on human rights in Crimea a year after Russia seized the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, diplomats said. Russia’s parliament approved the annexation of Crimea on March 21 last year after Russian forces took control...

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