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    ‘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...

    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...

    NATO ‘disppointed’ by Russian withdrawal from arms treaty
    Mar11

    NATO ‘disppointed’ by Russian withdrawal from arms treaty

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday he was “disappointed” by Russia’s decision to quit the landmark Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe as arms control efforts remained important to all sides. “We are disappointed by the Russian decision to suspend participation in the joint consultative group of the CFE,”...

    UPDATE1: Ex-Japan PM defends referendum in Crimea as constitutional
    Mar11

    UPDATE1: Ex-Japan PM defends referendum in Crimea as constitutional

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg Says Russia Still Equipping Ukraine Rebels
    Mar11

    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg Says Russia Still Equipping Ukraine Rebels

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today that Russia was still arming and training rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called for the warring parties to help foreign monitors to reinforce… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine PM hopes for gas talks with EU, Russia on March 20
    Mar11

    Ukraine PM hopes for gas talks with EU, Russia on March 20

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday he hoped talks on natural gas supplies would take place with European partners and Russia on March 20. “I hope on the 20th there will be talks with European partners with the participation of Russia to reach an agreement on supplies of natural gas in the summer period,” he...

    Merkel declines Putin’s invite for WW2 commemoration in Moscow
    Mar11

    Merkel declines Putin’s invite for WW2 commemoration in Moscow

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two due to tensions of the Ukraine crisis, government officials said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Channel...

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