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    Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar16

    Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire

    SPARTAK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Heavy machinegun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine mulls amendment to eastern regions special status law
    Mar16

    Ukraine mulls amendment to eastern regions special status law

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday submitted to parliament a bill to amend the law on a special status to some areas in eastern Ukraine. Under the amendments, certain districts in … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea

    MOSCOW: Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine’s former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said had been in...

    Russia’s ‘Go East’ policy shakes up Asia
    Mar16

    Russia’s ‘Go East’ policy shakes up Asia

    For several years now, Russia and China, with very different methods, have been testing their strengths in areas each considers to be in its legitimate arc of influence.Russia’s approach is more raw, focusing on military muscle and energy supplies. China’s is more nuanced, deploying its economic strength and legendary patience, while...

    Kiev hopes EU to say more sanctions if Russia doesn't stick to peace deal
    Mar16

    Kiev hopes EU to say more sanctions if Russia doesn't stick to peace deal

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday that he wanted European Union leaders to make clear at a summit this week that they would impose further sanctions against Russia if Moscow does not implement the Minsk agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko arrives in Germany
    Mar16

    Poroshenko arrives in Germany

    Ukraine calls for U.N. peacekeepers to observe ceasefireGuns fall silent in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Poroshenko orders ceasefire …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Putin makes first public appearance in 11 days
    Mar16

    Putin makes first public appearance in 11 days

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over CrimeaPutin tells Kiev to let troops surrender as Ukraine ceasefire unravelsPutin: ‘Nobody will manage to intimidate, to restrain us’ …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Kiev hopes EU to say more sanctions if Russia doesn’t stick to peace deal
    Mar16

    Kiev hopes EU to say more sanctions if Russia doesn’t stick to peace deal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday that he wanted European Union leaders to make clear at a summit this week that they would impose further sanctions against Russia if Moscow does not implement the Minsk agreement. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin laughs off ‘rumours’ over his 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Putin laughs off ‘rumours’ over his 10-day absence

    SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed days of frenzied rumours over his health and whereabouts as he reappeared in public after an unusually long 10-day absence.The feverish speculation fuelled by social media saw all eyes turn to an otherwise unexceptional meeting planned between Putin and the leader...

    Russia not ready to restructure Ukraine's debt – Finance Minister
    Mar16

    Russia not ready to restructure Ukraine's debt – Finance Minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is not ready to restructure Ukraine’s debt, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters on Monday. …read more Source: The...

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