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    World › Ukraine leader sees end to war, eyes EU membership by 2020
    Sep26

    World › Ukraine leader sees end to war, eyes EU membership by 2020

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday proclaimed an end to the “most dangerous” part of Ukraine’s pro-Russian uprising and the start of a post-war recovery that would lead to an EU membership bid in 2020. But the upbeat message was clouded by new deadly clashes and a defiant decision by… …read more Source: Japan...

    Russian state arms maker to sell plant to bypass Western sanctions
    Sep25

    Russian state arms maker to sell plant to bypass Western sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Rostec, a state-owned conglomerate hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine, will sell a small arms factory to a businessman who is not blacklisted to allow further sales to Europe and the United States, officials and sources said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president sets 2020 as EU target date, defends peace plan
    Sep25

    Ukraine president sets 2020 as EU target date, defends peace plan

    KIEV (Reuters) – President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed reforms on Thursday spanning all aspects of life to make strife-torn Ukraine fit for European Union membership, warning his people that without reform they would face a future “alone with Russia.” …read more Source: The...

    EU likely to keep sanctions on Russia, for now
    Sep25

    EU likely to keep sanctions on Russia, for now

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is likely to keep sanctions on Russia in place for now when ambassadors meet next week to assess progress in implementing Ukraine’s peace process, diplomats said. …read more Source: The...

    Petro Poroshenko says worst is over in Ukrainian conflict
    Sep25

    Petro Poroshenko says worst is over in Ukrainian conflict

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said yesterday that the worst was over in the conflict with separatists in the country’s east, and that he must focus on domestic reforms to allow for a European Union membership bid in 2020. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Georgia eyes economic development, wary of Russia – deputy PM
    Sep25

    Georgia eyes economic development, wary of Russia – deputy PM

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Ukraine crisis has refreshed Georgia’s wariness in dealing with Russia, its former Soviet master with whom it fought a five-day war in 2008 that left it with two breakaway regions loyal to Moscow, the country’s deputy prime minister said. …read more Source: The...

    Petro Poroshenko Says Ukraine Crisis Approaching End
    Sep25

    Petro Poroshenko Says Ukraine Crisis Approaching End

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that he was confident that his peace deal with pro-Russian insurgents means the “most dangerous” part of the five-month conflict is over. …read more Source:...

    MH17: Ongoing clashes forces investigation team to postpone mission
    Sep25

    MH17: Ongoing clashes forces investigation team to postpone mission

    KUALA LUMPUR: Ongoing clashes at the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash sites has forced the joint investigation team to postpone their mission and leave only a small team in Kiev, Ukraine in case there is an opportunity to enter the area. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Poroshenko says Ukraine crisis approaching end
    Sep25

    Poroshenko says Ukraine crisis approaching end

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said today he was confident that his peace deal with pro-Russian insurgents means the “most dangerous” part of the five-month conflict is over. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukrainian leader calls for further financial aid from IMF, the West
    Sep25

    Ukrainian leader calls for further financial aid from IMF, the West

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday called for further help from the International Monetary Fund and the West to help stabilise the national currency, the hyrvnia. …read more Source: The...

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