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    German doctors visited Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia: Berlin
    Feb23

    German doctors visited Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia: Berlin

    BERLIN (AFP) – German doctors this month visited Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for over two months, Berlin said Monday.The German foreign ministry called for her release, voicing serious concern about her health.Two German physicians had checked on Savchenko and talked with her...

    Russia accuses US of bringing ‘chaos’ to Middle East
    Feb23

    Russia accuses US of bringing ‘chaos’ to Middle East

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States on Monday of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fueling the rise of extremists because of its drive to dominate the world.Lavrov leveled the fierce criticism of Washingtons policies at a special UN Security Council debate on maintaining...

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
    Feb23

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

    KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russia rebels violate truce outside port city Ukraine
    Feb23

    Pro-Russia rebels violate truce outside port city Ukraine

    Pro-Russian forces massing near Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol are continuing to attack government troop positions, Kiev said today, fuelling concerns for the fate of an internationally brokered ceasefire. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia ‘cynical’ on Ukraine ceasefire: Britain
    Feb23

    Russia ‘cynical’ on Ukraine ceasefire: Britain

    TALLINN (AFP) – Britain on Monday criticised Russia for failing to enforce the terms of a tattered truce in eastern Ukraine in the face of ongoing attacks by pro-Russian separatists.I have to say from the experience of the last 10 to 12 days, the Russian engagement in the Minsk process is rather cynical, British Foreign Secretary Philip...

    Mariupol: Ukraine port city that could open Russia’s way to Crimea
    Feb23

    Mariupol: Ukraine port city that could open Russia’s way to Crimea

    KIEV (AFP) – A strategic port of some 500,000 residents before the Ukraine crisis, Mariupol is the largest remaining government-held city in east Ukraines conflict zone and seen as a likely target for any new pro-Russian rebel offensive.Fighting has rumbled on around the city since it was retaken by Ukrainian forces in June, and Kiev has...

    US porn star Sasha Grey dragged into Ukraine propaganda war
    Feb23

    US porn star Sasha Grey dragged into Ukraine propaganda war

    The story making the rounds on the Russian version of Facebook ( Vkontakte) would be truly horrific, if not for the “truly” bit. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Berlin voices ‘concern’ over Ukraine truce violations
    Feb23

    Berlin voices ‘concern’ over Ukraine truce violations

    BERLIN (AFP) – Germany voiced concern Monday that a comprehensive truce had not yet taken hold in eastern Ukraine and urged Moscow to exert influence on pro-Russian separatists to stop the fighting.It fills us with concern that there is still no comprehensive truce, said government spokesman Steffen Seibert, adding that Berlin called on...

    German doctors visited detained Ukrainian pilot in Russia
    Feb23

    German doctors visited detained Ukrainian pilot in Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German doctors have been allowed to visited Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in a Russian jail, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s currency hits new low as central bank tightens controls
    Feb23

    Ukraine’s currency hits new low as central bank tightens controls

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines battered national currency plummeted some 10 percent Monday as the central bank scrambled to strengthen currency controls in its latest bid to halt the slide.The average rate for the hryvnia — currently the worst performing currency in the world — tumbled to 31.51 to the dollar before improving slightly.The...

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