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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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,”...

    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...

    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

    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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