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    Kiev accuses Russia of sending troops, arms to east Ukraine, Moscow denies
    Jan22

    Kiev accuses Russia of sending troops, arms to east Ukraine, Moscow denies

    Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday accused Russia of sending troops and armament into eastern Ukraine to support independence-seeking insurgents. …read more Source:...

    New flashpoint in east Ukraine; Russia backs arms pullback
    Jan22

    New flashpoint in east Ukraine; Russia backs arms pullback

    Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine deployed large quantities of arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative. Ukraine’s president cut short a visit to Switzerland to deal with the unfolding crisis. Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov proposed that both Ukrainian...

    Germany's Merkel plays down expectations as new Ukraine talks start
    Jan22

    Germany's Merkel plays down expectations as new Ukraine talks start

    [BERLIN] Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she hoped a new round of talks with Ukraine and Russia in Berlin could help implement an elusive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine but warned against expecting too much, given another upsurge in the violence. …read more Source: The Business...

    World › Merkel plays down expectations as new Ukraine talks start
    Jan22

    World › Merkel plays down expectations as new Ukraine talks start

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she hoped a new round of talks with Ukraine and Russia in Berlin could help implement an elusive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine but warned against expecting too much, given another upsurge in the violence. With pro-Moscow rebels intensifying their attacks and Kiev planning… …read more Source:...

    ‘Russian forces’ attack Ukraine troops in separatist east
    Jan22

    ‘Russian forces’ attack Ukraine troops in separatist east

    KIEV: Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian forces of attacking its soldiers after crossing over into the ex-Soviet state’s war-wrecked separatist east in violation of a September truce deal. The charges – met with initial silence by Moscow – should add further tensions to difficult talks in Berlin on Wednesday aimed at stemming a spike in...

    China pledges active, constructive role in solving Ukraine crisis
    Jan22

    China pledges active, constructive role in solving Ukraine crisis

    Premier Li Keqiang told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Wednesday that Beijing stands for a political settlement of the Ukraine crisis and will continue to play an active and constructive role in such efforts. …read more Source: China...

    Russia's new peace proposal for Ukraine is 'occupation plan' – U.S.
    Jan21

    Russia's new peace proposal for Ukraine is 'occupation plan' – U.S.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new peace proposal for Ukraine is little more than a blueprint for military occupation that is aimed at holding on to territory seized by Moscow-backed rebels, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Why sanctions on Russia must stay
    Jan21

    Why sanctions on Russia must stay

    The fighting in Ukraine has returned to an intensity not seen since last summer, and the government claims Russian weapons are once again streaming across the border to support the rebels. So it is a curious moment for the European Union (EU)’s top foreign… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine leader says 9,000 Russian troops backing rebels
    Jan21

    Ukraine leader says 9,000 Russian troops backing rebels

    President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday (Jan 21) more than 9,000 Russian troops were backing Ukrainian separatist fighters that Moscow will be under pressure to reel in at high-stakes peace talks in Berlin. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum
    Jan21

    Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine, Poroshenko tells Davos forum

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe economic damage. …read more Source: The...

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