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    EU worried by military build-up, human rights situation in Crimea
    Mar16

    EU worried by military build-up, human rights situation in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union said on Monday it would stick to its policy of not recognising Russia’s annexation of Crimea and voiced concern over what it said was a military build-up and deteriorating human rights situation there. …read more Source: The...

    Russia launches Arctic military drills
    Mar16

    Russia launches Arctic military drills

    MOSCOW – The Russian military today (March 16) launched sweeping military manoeuvres in the Arctic and other areas, a show of force ordered by President Vladimir Putin amid spiraling tensions with the West over Ukraine. The five-day Arctic drills… …read more Source:...

    Putin puts Northern Fleet on alert for Arctic exercises: RIA
    Mar16

    Putin puts Northern Fleet on alert for Arctic exercises: RIA

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet and paratrooper units to go on full alert as part of snap military exercises in the Arctic, RIA news agency quoted the defence minister as saying on Monday.Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who is overseeing an expensive modernization of the armed forces,...

    Britain urges EU to keep sanctions on Russia until Minsk deal done
    Mar16

    Britain urges EU to keep sanctions on Russia until Minsk deal done

    Britain’s foreign minister called on EU leaders to maintain economic sanctions on Russia until the Minsk peace deal to stop fighting in Ukraine has been fully implemented. …read more Source: Channel...

    Austrian minister says Minsk accord best chance to solve Ukraine crisis
    Mar16

    Austrian minister says Minsk accord best chance to solve Ukraine crisis

    The Minsk agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine is the biggest chance to solve Ukraine crisis peacefully and European leaders should not declare it has failed, Austria’s foreign minister said on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

    No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: EU chief
    Mar16

    No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: EU chief

    LONDON (AFP) – The European Union must not compromise with Russia over sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis, the blocs chief Donald Tusk said in an interview Monday.Tusk said that a failure to uphold the sanctions until Ukraine regains control of its border with Russia could strain relations with the US.He added that it was either...

    Britain urges EU to keep sanctions on Russia until Minsk deal done
    Mar16

    Britain urges EU to keep sanctions on Russia until Minsk deal done

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign minister called on EU leaders to maintain economic sanctions on Russia until the Minsk peace deal to stop fighting in Ukraine has been fully implemented. …read more Source: The...

    Austrian minister says Minsk accord best chance to solve Ukraine crisis
    Mar16

    Austrian minister says Minsk accord best chance to solve Ukraine crisis

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Minsk agreement to end fighting in eastern Ukraine is the biggest chance to solve Ukraine crisis peacefully and European leaders should not declare it has failed, Austria’s foreign minister said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Pakistan largest importer of Chinese arms: study
    Mar16

    Pakistan largest importer of Chinese arms: study

    STOCKHOLM: China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the world’s number three arms exporter after the United States and Russia, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday. The volume of the multi-billion dollar world arms trade rose 16 per cent during the period 2010 to 2014 over the previous five years, the Stockholm...

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea

    MOSCOW – Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday.Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine’s former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said had been...

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