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    Russia's Putin to Hollande, Merkel – Kiev at fault for east Ukraine violence
    Jan26

    Russia's Putin to Hollande, Merkel – Kiev at fault for east Ukraine violence

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the Kremlin said on Monday, in which he said the flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine was due to Kiev’s “violent suppression” of the region. …read more Source: The...

    New York: Oil prices fall to new lows of past 6 years
    Jan26

    New York: Oil prices fall to new lows of past 6 years

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Oil prices fell to fresh six-year lows in New York trade Monday despite a warning from OPEC that prices could surge to $200 owing to a shrinking investment in exploration.But prices were volatile in a market skittish about the election of a new leftist, anti-austerity government in Greece and a rocket attack on the Ukraine...

    EU hawks lead calls for tougher sanctions on Russia
    Jan26

    EU hawks lead calls for tougher sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union hawks on Russia, including Poland and Lithuania, called on Monday for sanctions on Moscow to be stepped up after a new offensive by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, but EU power-broker Germany took a more cautious line. …read more Source: The...

    UN official urges arrest of culprits behind rocket attack on Mariupol
    Jan26

    UN official urges arrest of culprits behind rocket attack on Mariupol

    UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – A rocket attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol that killed 30 people at the weekend targeted civilians and the perpetrators must be brought to justice, a senior UN official said Monday.UN Under Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman told an emergency Security Council meeting that a crater analysis by...

    Attackers knowingly targeted civilians in Mariupol, Ukraine – U.N.
    Jan26

    Attackers knowingly targeted civilians in Mariupol, Ukraine – U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Whoever carried out last weekend’s deadly rocket attacks on the government-held port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine intentionally targeted civilians, which would constitute a war crime, a senior U.N. official said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Mariupol attack shows Russia wants to seize more of Ukraine – U.S.
    Jan26

    Mariupol attack shows Russia wants to seize more of Ukraine – U.S.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Last weekend’s attacks on the port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists show that Moscow’s objective is to increase the Ukrainian territory it controls, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    NATO criticises Russia, backs Ukraine at emergency meeting
    Jan26

    NATO criticises Russia, backs Ukraine at emergency meeting

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO blamed Russian-backed separatists on Monday for a sharp escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and called on Moscow to stop destabilising Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian woman pilot could die in Russian detention, lawyer says
    Jan26

    Ukrainian woman pilot could die in Russian detention, lawyer says

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Ukrainian female army pilot may die in detention in Russia where she is on hunger-strike, her lawyer said on Monday, calling on President Vladimir Putin to release her. …read more Source: The...

    Russian riot police raid Crimean Tatar TV channel
    Jan26

    Russian riot police raid Crimean Tatar TV channel

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Masked Russian riot police on Monday raided the office of a television channel serving Crimean Tatars, a minority ethnic group in Crimea that opposed Moscows seizure of the peninsula from Ukraine last year.In a move the Organization for Security and Cooperation slammed as intrusion against the freedom of the media, dozens of...

    Putin brands Ukraine army a NATO proxy as fighting flares
    Jan26

    Putin brands Ukraine army a NATO proxy as fighting flares

    President Vladimir Putin on Monday (Jan 26) ridiculed the Ukrainian army as NATO’s “foreign legion”, ignoring Western pressure on the Kremlin to rein in a pro-Russian insurgency that has gone on the offensive across eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

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