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    US Congress approves Russia sanctions, arms for Ukraine
    Dec12

    US Congress approves Russia sanctions, arms for Ukraine

    December 13, 2014 2:01 AMWASHINGTON (AFP) – US lawmakers approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia overnight Thursday, a move likely to anger President Vladimir Putin as American lawmakers toughen their response to continued Kremlin-backed aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine welcomes US vote for military aid
    Dec12

    Ukraine welcomes US vote for military aid

    The bill threatens fresh sanctions against Russia and opens the way for the provision of up to US$350 million worth of military hardware to Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia says U.S. destroying 'carcass of cooperation' with Ukraine law
    Dec12

    Russia says U.S. destroying 'carcass of cooperation' with Ukraine law

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday sternly criticised a law backed by the U.S. Congress over Ukraine and said Washington was doing its utmost to “destroy the carcass of cooperation” between the two countries. …read more Source: The...

    NATO says Russia refuses to discuss military activity
    Dec12

    NATO says Russia refuses to discuss military activity

    NATO accused Russia today of refusing any “genuine dialogue” about its increased military activity, saying there had been no contact between army brass during the seven months of crisis in Ukraine. The US-led alliance has reported an upsurge in Russian military flights, especially near its Baltic state members, but also further afield...

    Ukraine to call up 40,000 more soldiers in 2015
    Dec12

    Ukraine to call up 40,000 more soldiers in 2015

    Ukraine said it will call up 40,000 more soldiers in a bid to meet the demands of its conflict in the eastern region. …read more Source: Channel...

    Miners swell rebel ranks in east Ukraine as pits close
    Dec12

    Miners swell rebel ranks in east Ukraine as pits close

    DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Even at the age of 52, retired coal miner Viktor felt compelled to come out of retirement and join the pro-Russian separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists
    Dec12

    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defence minister called on Friday for a doubling of the military budget next year to allow the army to buy weapons abroad and better equip itself to fight Russian-backed separatists in the east. …read more Source: The...

    India to build 10 more nuclear reactors with Russia
    Dec12

    India to build 10 more nuclear reactors with Russia

    NEW DELHI – Energy-starved India is to build at least 10 more nuclear reactors with Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday after talks with President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi.”We have outlined an ambitious vision for nuclear energy of at least 10 more reactors,” Modi said at a press briefing.”It will have...

    Ukrainian President  Poroshenko says real ceasefire in place
    Dec12

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko says real ceasefire in place

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday said a “real” ceasefire was in place in Ukraine after the first 24 hours in seven months without a military casualty, although he admitted the standoff was fragile. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly – TASS
    Dec12

    Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly – TASS

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated on Friday Moscow’s calls to convene as soon as possible another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine’s Donbass region, TASS news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

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