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    Ukraine, rebels say they are pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine, rebels say they are pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces, however. The pullback was supposed to have...

    U.S. intel chief sees spring attack on Ukraine port Mariupol
    Feb26

    U.S. intel chief sees spring attack on Ukraine port Mariupol

    Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine will likely wait until the spring to attack the port of Mariupol, U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper predicted Thursday, adding such a move did not seem imminent. Clapper said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was to establish a land bridge to Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow a year ago […]...

    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg Tells Russia to Get Arms Out of Ukraine
    Feb26

    NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg Tells Russia to Get Arms Out of Ukraine

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned on Wednesday that any attempt to expand territory held by separatists in Ukraine would be “unacceptable” and told Russia to withdraw 1,000 items of military equipmen… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian prisoners forced to hunt for dead comrades in airport rubble
    Feb26

    Ukrainian prisoners forced to hunt for dead comrades in airport rubble

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – The gunmen lined up around 20 pale-looking prisoners in two silent rows in the ruins of the airport terminal. Somehow still clinging to a wall pulverised by bullets and artillery was a sign marked “Lost and Found”. …read more Source: The...

    EU-Russia-Ukraine gas talks to be held on Monday – EU
    Feb26

    EU-Russia-Ukraine gas talks to be held on Monday – EU

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will hold talks in Brussels on Monday to discuss problems with gas supplies to Ukraine, the EU said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions could cost it $1 bn
    Feb26

    ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions could cost it $1 bn

    NEW YORK (AFP) – ExxonMobil said Thursday that US and European Union sanctions against Russia could cost the US oil giant as much as $1 billion.Exxon wound down last year a number of prohibited joint venture activities with Russian oil major Rosneft in the Black Sea, Arctic regions and onshore western Siberia, the company said in its annual...

    Obama adviser to meet with European counterparts on Ukraine crisis
    Feb26

    Obama adviser to meet with European counterparts on Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice will convene a meeting on Thursday with her European counterparts to discuss Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

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