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    Vladimir Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Vladimir Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence

    President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about the whereabouts and health of the Russian strongman. Putin is scheduled to meet with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Saint Petersburg later on Monday, and a Kremlin official confirmed to AFP that...

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine
    Mar16

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The Minsk ceasefire deal brokered by the leaders of Germany and France last month has lead to a de-escalation of the violence in east Ukraine, a government spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    EU’s Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained
    Mar16

    EU’s Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained

    Europe must maintain pressure on Russia with sanctions until the Kiev government has full control of Ukraine, the president of the European Council Donald Tusk said in a joint interview with several newspapers published on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia launches massive 5 day Arctic military drills
    Mar16

    Russia launches massive 5 day Arctic military drills

    The five-day Arctic drills involving 38,000 servicemen, more than 50 surface ships and submarines and 110 aircraft are intended to check the readiness of Russia’s Northern Fleet and the military’s ability to deploy additional forces from central Russia. The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic...

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

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

    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: Channel...

    EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained
    Mar16

    EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained

    ROME (Reuters) – Europe must maintain pressure on Russia with sanctions until the Kiev government has full control of Ukraine, the president of the European Council Donald Tusk said in a joint interview with several newspapers published on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    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,...

    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...

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