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    Ukraine truce deal that brought hope and more war
    Dec24

    Ukraine truce deal that brought hope and more war

    KIEV (AFP) – The Ukrainian government and Russian-backed militias signed a 12-point truce deal in September that stemmed the worst fighting but failed to resolve the separatist war.The insurgents claim that Kiev reneged on its promise to guarantee them more independence and help repair towns and cities levelled by eight months of rocket and...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels resume peace talks
    Dec24

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels resume peace talks

    A successful round of preliminary negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk could pave the way for a second meeting on Friday (Dec 26) at which a final agreement is signed. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine temporarily cuts off power supplies to Crimea
    Dec24

    Ukraine temporarily cuts off power supplies to Crimea

    Ukraine temporarily cut off power supplies to Crimea today after the Russian-controlled peninsula failed to curb consumption as required due to a power crisis, the Ukrainian energy ministry said. “Today electricity supplies to Crimea were shut off… just as would be done to any region of Ukraine,” a ministry representative told...

    Russia Says NATO Turning Ukraine Into ‘Frontline of Confrontation’
    Dec24

    Russia Says NATO Turning Ukraine Into ‘Frontline of Confrontation’

    Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a “frontline of confrontation” and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine’s hopes of joining it were r… …read more Source:...

    Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash
    Dec24

    Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash

    Russian investigators have said there is new testimony from a witness, who worked at an airfield in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk, that a Ukrainian pilot was behind the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash which killed 298 people. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine warns of more power cuts if mild weather fades
    Dec24

    Ukraine warns of more power cuts if mild weather fades

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will be forced to implement more power cuts if the weather gets sharply colder, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status
    Dec24

    Russia: NATO pushed Kiev to drop nonaligned status

    NATO members pushed Ukraine toward dropping its nonaligned status, Russia claimed Wednesday, and also criticized the alliance for expanding its military presence near Russian borders.Ukraine’s parliament abandoned the nonaligned position Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO, in defiance of Russia’s protests.The move...

    Russia’s central bank to help companies meet debts
    Dec24

    Russia’s central bank to help companies meet debts

    Russia’s central bank has made another move to shore up the ruble, offering hard currency loans to help companies and banks service their debts.The bank said Wednesday it would accept foreign currency debt obligations as collateral against the loans. The hope is that it will provide relief to those who can’t tap foreign capital...

    Russia Says Ukrainian Pilot Behind MH17 Crash
    Dec24

    Russia Says Ukrainian Pilot Behind MH17 Crash

    Russian investigators Wednesday said they had new proof from a witness that a Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day of the Malaysia Airlines crash which killed 298 people. …read more Source:...

    Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash
    Dec24

    Russia says Ukrainian pilot behind MH17 crash

    MOSCOW: Russian investigators Wednesday said they had new proof from a witness that a Ukrainian pilot fired a missile on the day of the Malaysia Airlines crash which killed 298 people. The witness, who was not named, worked at an airfield in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk where he claimed to have seen a warplane take off on July 17 with...

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