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    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...

    Ukraine crisis European leaders in new peace bid
    Feb05

    Ukraine crisis European leaders in new peace bid

    French President Francois Hollande said he is heading to Ukraine Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to present a new peace initiative. He said they would put forward the new plan before … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Hollande floats Ukraine peace plan as leaders flock to Kiev
    Feb05

    Hollande floats Ukraine peace plan as leaders flock to Kiev

    KIEV (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande said Thursday he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were taking a new peace plan to Kiev and Moscow after a surge in deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine.Hollande and Merkel were expected in Kiev after US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks with Ukraines leaders who are pushing for...

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