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    Defence spokesman says another seven troops were wounded in clashes.
    Dec19

    Defence spokesman says another seven troops were wounded in clashes.

    In Ukraine, five soldiers were killed in clashes with pro-Russian rebels in east of the country. A Defence spokesman told in Kiev, that another seven troops were wounded in the clashes. …read more Source: Radio...

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed despite truce – Kiev military
    Dec19

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed despite truce – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev’s military said on Friday five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and seven wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, a larger than normal death toll compared with recent weeks. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Lavrov criticises Ukraine statement on neutral status
    Dec19

    Russia's Lavrov criticises Ukraine statement on neutral status

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised on Friday a statement by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on ending Ukraine’s neutral status as confrontational rhetoric favoured by what Russia calls Kiev’s ‘party of war’. …read more Source: The...

    New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov
    Dec19

    New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov

    New US legislation authorising sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could undermine relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia’s parliament rushes through bill boosting banking capital
    Dec19

    Russia’s parliament rushes through bill boosting banking capital

    MOSCOW – Russia’s lower house of parliament passed on Friday a draft law that would give the banking sector a capital boost of up to 1 trillion roubles (S$21.8 billion).The State Duma said on its website it had passed the bill in all three required readings – speeding up a process which can sometimes see bills languish in...

    New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov
    Dec19

    New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov

    MOSCOW – New US legislation authorising sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could undermine relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday.In a phone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov said that the new legislation “threatening new...

    Russian military has close calls with civilian jetliners
    Dec19

    Russian military has close calls with civilian jetliners

    Recent close shaves between Russian military planes and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said Dec. 12 that a Russian military jet nearly collided with a passenger plane south […]...

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia
    Dec19

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia

    European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready to exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine. “We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and realize our own...

    EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting ‘years’
    Dec19

    EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting ‘years’

    BRUSSELS: New EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday the bloc needs a strategy on Russia lasting years, not just weeks or months, to cope with the problems raised by its intervention in Ukraine. “We need a long perspective strategy… plans for years. We need to be realistic, we have to treat this as a long-term game,” Tusk said...

    Ukraine peace talks to resume Sunday, or Monday: Hollande
    Dec19

    Ukraine peace talks to resume Sunday, or Monday: Hollande

    Peace talks between Ukraine’s leaders and Kremlin-backed rebels will “happen on Sunday or Monday,” French President Francois Hollande said after an EU summit on Thursday (Dec 18). …read more Source: Channel...

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