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    Russian diplomat slams ‘destructive’ US stance
    Feb27

    Russian diplomat slams ‘destructive’ US stance

    MOSCOW: (AP) – A senior Russian diplomat has accused the U.S. administration of taking a destructive stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could retaliate.Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry breached diplomatic ethics when he told U.S. lawmakers earlier this week that Russian...

    Ukraine conflict at ‘crossroads’ as troop deaths shake truce
    Feb27

    Ukraine conflict at ‘crossroads’ as troop deaths shake truce

    KIEV (AFP) – International monitors said Friday the conflict in Ukraine was at a crossroads as further losses among government forces rattled a two-week-old truce just as it seemed to be gaining traction.The deaths of three Ukrainian soldiers after a two-day lull in clashes with pro-Russian separatists highlighted the fragility of the...

    Bulgaria to back new sanctions if Ukraine truce crumbles
    Feb27

    Bulgaria to back new sanctions if Ukraine truce crumbles

    SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will support a new round of sanctions against Moscow if pro-Russian separatists are found to have breached a peace deal agreed for eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov told Reuters on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine at a ‘crossroads’, still faces threat of war: OSCE
    Feb27

    Ukraine at a ‘crossroads’, still faces threat of war: OSCE

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The OSCEs envoy to Ukraine warned Friday that while there were encouraging signs of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine, the country still faced the threat of all-out war.Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini told the UN Security Council that fighting was subsiding in east Ukraine, prisoners had been released and the...

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine
    Feb27

    Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia’s security concerns over Ukraine

    Western powers should take into consideration Russia’s legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow’s position in the crisis.Ukraine sends $15 million for gas, says Russian energy ministerUkraine truce appears to be holding – no troop...

    Spain arrests 8 accused of fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain arrests 8 accused of fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

    February 28, 2015 12:27 AMMADRID (REUTERS) – Spain on Friday arrested eight citizens who recently returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, the first such arrest in the European Union of foreign citizens involved in the conflict, the Interior Ministry said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Three Ukraine soldiers killed but cease-fire with rebels may stick
    Feb27

    Three Ukraine soldiers killed but cease-fire with rebels may stick

    Isolated clashes were reported in eastern Ukraine Friday, where government forces reported three soldiers killed, despite a truce with pro-Russian rebels appearing to take hold. …read more Source: Global...

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat
    Feb27

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if a ceasefire holds. …read more Source: The...

    Spain arrests eight accused of joining pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain arrests eight accused of joining pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

    MADRID (Reuters) – Spain on Friday arrested eight citizens who recently returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, the first such arrest in the European Union of foreign citizens involved in the conflict, the Interior Ministry said. …read more Source: The...

    Spain arrests eight accused of joining pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain arrests eight accused of joining pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine

    Spain on Friday arrested eight citizens who recently returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, the first such arrest in the European Union of foreign citizens involved in the conflict, the Interior Ministry said. …read more Source: Channel...

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