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    Obama, Merkel say no easing of Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Mar19

    Obama, Merkel say no easing of Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone on Thursday on Ukraine, stressing they would keep up sanctions on Russia over its role in the crisis. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar19

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    KIEV: Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they vio …read more Source: The News...

    Putin to meet top aide to Chinese president
    Mar19

    Putin to meet top aide to Chinese president

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin will meet a close aide to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, the Kremlin said, underlining Russia’s increased effort to establish closer ties with Beijing as its relations with the West have deteriorated.The meeting with Li Zhanshu, head of the General Office of the Communist Party of China,...

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar19

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    KIEV: Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce. The latest wrangling over the east Ukraine peace plan came as Moscow celebrated the one-year anniversary of the annexation of...

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute
    Mar19

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute

    A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on WednesdayTensions run high along ceasefire line in eastern UkraineFactbox: Minsk agreement on UkraineLeaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surgesUkraine and Russia’s leaders speak out on ongoing conflictEscalation of violence ahead in Ukraine?...

    Russians celebrate first anniversary of Crimea annexation
    Mar19

    Russians celebrate first anniversary of Crimea annexation

    Crimea marks one year since its annexation by Russia, as a massive crowd celebrates the anniversary in Moscow’s Red Square with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia starts nationwide show of forcePutin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over CrimeaPutin marks Victory Day in Crimea as Ukraine violence flaresUS, EU set...

    1st anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia marked
    Mar19

    1st anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia marked

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a festive concert marking the first anniversary of the Crimean treaty signing in central Moscow, March 18, 2015. …read more Source: China...

    Kiev, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar19

    Kiev, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    KIEV – Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce. The latest wrangling over the east Ukraine peace plan came as Moscow celebrated one year since the annexation of Ukraine’s...

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute
    Mar19

    Ukraine peace plan creaks amid fresh Russian-Ukrainian dispute

    KIEV (Reuters) – A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on Wednesday, with Ukraine and Russia clashing publicly over the next steps and further Ukrainian military casualties from rebel attacks testing a fragile ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Nato intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea
    Mar19

    Nato intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

    VILNIUS: A Nato patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities said on Wednesday, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military drills in years. The group of eight Su-27 and Su-34 fighter jets and three Russian military transports was intercepted over international...

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