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    Merkel hopes for progress in Ukraine peace talks
    Jan21

    Merkel hopes for progress in Ukraine peace talks

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes that four-way talks in Berlin on Wednesday evening aimed at defusing a new spiral of violence in eastern Ukraine can make progress but warned that an agreed ceasefire is crumbling. …read more Source: The...

    Putin to visit Hungary on February 17
    Jan21

    Putin to visit Hungary on February 17

    BUDAPEST – Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Hungary on February 17 with controversial Prime Minister Viktor Orban seen as one of his closest European allies.”We will have bilateral and geopolitical issues on the agenda… including the energy security of central Europe as it is one of the most important issues for the...

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror
    Jan21

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine, Russias foreign minister said Wednesday.Sergey Lavrov said that in particular Russian security agencies have maintained contacts with their counterparts in France, where five Russian citizens from the predominantly Muslim...

    Deadly clashes rock Ukraine ahead of high-stakes peace talks
    Jan21

    Deadly clashes rock Ukraine ahead of high-stakes peace talks

    At least five civilians have been killed and 29 wounded following fresh clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk ahead of high-stakes peace talks in Berlin. …read more Source: Channel...

    US ‘wants to dominate the world’: Russia
    Jan21

    US ‘wants to dominate the world’: Russia

    Russia on Wednesday responded disparagingly to President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address, claiming it showed that the United States wanted to dominate world affairs. “Americans have set a course for confrontation,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters. “Obama’s address yesterday...

    Ukraine, Russia to talk as airport battle intensifies
    Jan21

    Ukraine, Russia to talk as airport battle intensifies

    No Ukraine summit without progress on peace plan, Merkel tells PutinUkraine, Russia try again to forge gas deal at Brussels talksUkraine, Russia agree peace moves but fighting rages onBreakthrough hopes dented as Ukraine accuses Russia of new incursion’Some progress’ in difficult Ukraine, Russia talks: Germany …read more Source:...

    Russia to seek immediate ceasefire at Ukraine talks
    Jan21

    Russia to seek immediate ceasefire at Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he would seek an immediate ceasefire in east Ukraine at talks in Berlin on Wednesday with the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Germany and France. …read more Source: The...

    Russia is boosting its military presence in east Ukraine, says Kiev military
    Jan21

    Russia is boosting its military presence in east Ukraine, says Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Russia is boosting its military presence in eastern Ukraine and attacks from separatist rebels have intensified as they seek to gain more territory, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia denies its troops are in Ukraine
    Jan21

    Russia denies its troops are in Ukraine

    Russia denied new accusations by Kiev that it had sent soldiers and weapons to east Ukraine. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine plans to boost armed forces by 68,000 personnel – PM Yatseniuk
    Jan21

    Ukraine plans to boost armed forces by 68,000 personnel – PM Yatseniuk

    KIEV (Reuters) – A law is being prepared to increase the size of the Ukrainian armed forces by 68,000 personnel to a total of 250,000, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

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