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    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle
    Mar05

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle

    BRUSSELS/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – With less than four weeks until its deal for Russian natural gas imports ends, Ukraine risks losing its current discount unless it can agree a new pact, something that took six months and help from the European Commission to achieve last time. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle
    Mar05

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle

    With less than four weeks until its deal for Russian natural gas imports ends, Ukraine risks losing its current discount unless it can agree a new pact, something that took six months and help from the European Commission to achieve last time. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian inflation hits 16.7% in fastest spike in over a decade
    Mar05

    Russian inflation hits 16.7% in fastest spike in over a decade

    [MOSCOW] Russian inflation reached 16.7 per cent in February as lower oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine caused the biggest jump in prices over one year since 2002, the state statistics service said Thursday. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours
    Mar05

    Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another wounded in fighting with rebels in the east, military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Thursday, as Kiev accused rebels of increasing violations of a cease-fire deal. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine expands army over security threats
    Mar05

    Ukraine expands army over security threats

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday approved a bill to expand the country’s army to 250,000 troops, the parliamentary press service said. …read more Source: Global...

    China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase
    Mar05

    China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

    BEIJING: China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military – the world’s largest – on Thursday with a 10.1% increase in 2015, as it pursues a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. Beijing plans to raise its military spending to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.4 billion), according to a budget report to the annual...

    Polish PM chastises deputy for warnings over Ukraine
    Mar05

    Polish PM chastises deputy for warnings over Ukraine

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s prime minister has chastised her coalition partner for describing Ukraine’s economy as on the brink of disintegration and suggesting Poland could face a flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees across its frontiers. …read more Source: The...

    Russia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in Ukraine
    Mar05

    Russia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent thousands of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.These figures, which are plucked out of the air, of course demoralise and disorientate the international community, foreign ministry spokesman Alexander...

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe’s interests – Polish official
    Mar05

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe’s interests – Polish official

    The head of Poland’s National Security Council said on Thursday that it was in the interests of Europe, Poland and Ukraine to strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces as this would help to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe's interests – Polish official
    Mar05

    Strengthening Ukrainian army is in Europe's interests – Polish official

    WARSAW (Reuters) – The head of Poland’s National Security Council said on Thursday that it was in the interests of Europe, Poland and Ukraine to strengthen the Ukrainian armed forces as this would help to de-escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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