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    Merkel hopes Moldova isn't in Russia's sights after Ukraine
    Feb26

    Merkel hopes Moldova isn't in Russia's sights after Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Thursday she hoped Russia’s Vladimir Putin would not try the same strategy in Moldova as he had in Ukraine, and expressed support for the country’s efforts to forge stronger ties with Europe, to Moscow’s chagrin. …read more Source: The...

    Analysis – This time around, Russia-Ukraine gas feud is mostly hot air
    Feb26

    Analysis – This time around, Russia-Ukraine gas feud is mostly hot air

    The rhetoric is as melodramatic as ever, but this time around Russia’s threat to cut off Ukraine’s natural gas is mostly hot air. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU's Mogherini discusses gas supply, Ukraine with Russia's Lavrov
    Feb26

    EU's Mogherini discusses gas supply, Ukraine with Russia's Lavrov

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini discussed gas supply and the application of the Minsk ceasefire agreement in Ukraine during a 20-minute phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Analysis – This time around, Russia-Ukraine gas feud is mostly hot air
    Feb26

    Analysis – This time around, Russia-Ukraine gas feud is mostly hot air

    KIEV (Reuters) – The rhetoric is as melodramatic as ever, but this time around Russia’s threat to cut off Ukraine’s natural gas is mostly hot air. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian army begins artillery withdrawal, recognizing truce is holding
    Feb26

    Ukrainian army begins artillery withdrawal, recognizing truce is holding

    Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line with rebels in the east, a move that amounts to ­recognition that a cease-fire meant to take effect on ­February 15 is holding at last. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine poised to pull back arms from frontline
    Feb26

    Ukraine poised to pull back arms from frontline

    United States and Russia trade blame for delays in the peace plan KIEV: Ukraine’s army awaited orders to pull back weapons from the frontline yesterday as a shaky truce settled, while the United States and Russia traded blame for delays in the peace plan. Kiev said that its positions around the conflict zone came under fire from pro-Russian...

    ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions cost it $1 bn
    Feb26

    ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions cost it $1 bn

    NEW YORK (AFP) – US energy giant ExxonMobil said Thursday that US and European Union sanctions against Russia had cost it $1 billion last year.In a securities filing, Exxon said the loss stemmed from suspending joint venture activities with Russian oil major Rosneft under the sanctions imposed in 2014 on the Russian energy sector.In...

    EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot ‘urgently’
    Feb26

    EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot ‘urgently’

    BRUSSELS, Feb 26, 2015 (AFP) – The European Union called on Russia Thursday to “urgently” release Ukraine military pilot Nadia Savenchko on humanitarian grounds after 75 days on hunger strike to protest her detention.A spokesperson for EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Russia “bears a responsibility for her...

    West’s offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check
    Feb26

    West’s offer to rebuild Ukraine faces reality check

    Western powers are preparing what they say may be their most potent weapon against Moscow’s interference in Ukraine – a multi billion dollar aid package to rebuild a near-bankrupt state and realise the European dream cherished by many Ukrainians. …read more Source: Channel...

    NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine
    Feb26

    NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine

    NATO chief Stoltenberg’s comments came as Ukraine’s military announced it was starting the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline of the conflict. …read more Source: Channel...

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