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    Russia erects controversial ‘Big Three’ monument in Crimea
    Feb05

    Russia erects controversial ‘Big Three’ monument in Crimea

    YALTA (AFP) – Russia on Thursday defied anger by unveiling a controversial monument to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Britains Winston Churchill and US President Franklin Roosevelt at their fateful meeting in Crimea in 1945.The huge monument was inspired by enduring images of the Big Three meeting in the resort town of Yalta on the balmy...

    5 More Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in East in Past 24 Hours
    Feb05

    5 More Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in East in Past 24 Hours

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Thursda …read more Source:...

    US Secretary of State John Kerry Due to Arrive in Kiev for Talks
    Feb05

    US Secretary of State John Kerry Due to Arrive in Kiev for Talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Kiev Thursday for talks focussing on the possibility of arming Ukrainian forces, a day after four civilians were killed when a hospital in east Ukraine was … …read more Source:...

    Kerry – U.S. will not 'close eyes' to Russian tanks, forces in East Ukraine
    Feb05

    Kerry – U.S. will not 'close eyes' to Russian tanks, forces in East Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday Russian aggression in the east was the greatest threat to Ukraine, and that Washington, while seeking a diplomatic solution, would not “close our eyes” to Russian tanks and fighters crossing the border. …read more Source: The...

    Russia warns US arms to Ukraine will cause ‘colossal damage’ to ties
    Feb05

    Russia warns US arms to Ukraine will cause ‘colossal damage’ to ties

    February 05, 2015 9:08 PMMOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Thursday warned the United States against sending weapons to Ukraine, saying such action would cause “colossal damage” to ties between the former Cold War foes. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine crisis: European leaders push for new peace plans
    Feb05

    Ukraine crisis: European leaders push for new peace plans

    Reporters, left, raises their hands during a press conference with French President Francois Hollande, right, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday. The leaders of France and Germany were carrying a new peace initiative to the Ukrainian and Russian capitals Thursday, amid a flurry of high-level diplomacy to end what French President Francois...

    Putin wants constructive talks on Ukraine with Merkel, Hollande – adviser
    Feb05

    Putin wants constructive talks on Ukraine with Merkel, Hollande – adviser

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold constructive talks with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Ukraine, the Russian leader’s top foreign policy adviser said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says giving lethal arms to Ukraine would be security threat
    Feb05

    Russia says giving lethal arms to Ukraine would be security threat

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow will see any decision by the United States to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons as a threat to Russia’s security, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU says Merkel-Hollande Moscow mission a move to political solution
    Feb05

    EU says Merkel-Hollande Moscow mission a move to political solution

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A mission by the leaders of France and Germany to Kiev and Moscow is a clear effort to find a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine raises key interest rate to fight financial crisis
    Feb05

    Ukraine raises key interest rate to fight financial crisis

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank announced on Thursday a big increase in its main interest rate to 19.5 percent to try to avert financial collapse, brought ever closer by fighting in the country’s east and a lack of foreign funding. …read more Source: The...

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