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    US slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank
    Mar11

    US slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank

    The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a peace plan in the war-torn country. …read more Source: Channel...

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank
    Mar11

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a peace plan in the war-torn country. …read more Source: The...

    Sweden to Give Ukraine $100 Million No-Interest Loan
    Mar11

    Sweden to Give Ukraine $100 Million No-Interest Loan

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today thanked the Swedish government for a $100 million loan for Kiev’s cash-strapped economy, one piece of a multibillion dollar package the country needs to avoi… …read more Source:...

    Merkel won’t attend Moscow WWII Victory Day parade: Berlin
    Mar11

    Merkel won’t attend Moscow WWII Victory Day parade: Berlin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel won’t attend a May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow but will visit the Russian capital a day later, her office said Wednesday, amid tensions over the Ukraine conflict.Merkel has declined an invitation to attend the Red Square commemoration marking 70 years since the capitulation of Nazi Germany to Soviet...

    ‘Russia considers softening food import ban’
    Mar11

    ‘Russia considers softening food import ban’

    Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said his ministry was considering softening its ban on food imports from a series of European Union countries, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday. The embargo, introduced last year in response to Western sanctions imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis, restricted many European...

    NATO chief says there is still a Russian presence in Ukraine’s east.
    Mar11

    NATO chief says there is still a Russian presence in Ukraine’s east.

    NATO’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says international observers must be given freedom of movement and protection to monitor the cease-fire in Ukraine. In a statement issued in Belgium on Wednesday, he said if monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are not provided with what they need to work, there can...

    UPDATE2: Ex-Japan PM defends referendum in Crimea as constitutional
    Mar11

    UPDATE2: Ex-Japan PM defends referendum in Crimea as constitutional

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Ukraine expects US$5 billion in first tranche of IMF aid – Interfax Ukraine
    Mar11

    Ukraine expects US$5 billion in first tranche of IMF aid – Interfax Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Wednesday Ukraine expects the first tranche of aid from the International Monetary Fund to amount to US$5 billion (3.3 billion pounds), news agency Interfax Ukraine reported. …read more Source: Channel...

    Sweden offers Ukraine $100 million bilateral loan
    Mar11

    Sweden offers Ukraine $100 million bilateral loan

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden has offered Ukraine a bilateral loan of $100 million (66.5 million pounds) to help shore up its finances, the Swedish government said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine expects $5 billion in first tranche of IMF aid – Interfax Ukraine
    Mar11

    Ukraine expects $5 billion in first tranche of IMF aid – Interfax Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Wednesday Ukraine expects the first tranche of aid from the International Monetary Fund to amount to $5 billion (3.3 billion pounds), news agency Interfax Ukraine reported. …read more Source: The...

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