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    Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal – letter
    Sep23

    Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal – letter

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Moscow will curtail Ukraine’s access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the centre of East-West tensions. …read more Source: The...

    Exclusive – Kazakhstan balanced between Ukraine and post-NATO Afghanistan
    Sep23

    Exclusive – Kazakhstan balanced between Ukraine and post-NATO Afghanistan

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Looking at the neighbourhood around Kazakhstan on a spinning globe, the Central Asian nation’s foreign minister sees both partnerships and peril in the form of the Russian-Ukraine crisis and the coming NATO pullout from Afghanistan by year end. …read more Source: The...

    Poland stages major military maneuvers amid Russia tensions
    Sep23

    Poland stages major military maneuvers amid Russia tensions

    Poland kicks off major military exercises involving eight NATO partners on Wednesday amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War sparked by differences over the Ukraine crisis. Organized every two years since 2006, this year’s Anaconda maneuvers involve 12,500 soldiers, with 750 from NATO members the U.S....

    Europe wants Russia, Ukraine to sign interim gas deal in Berlin
    Sep23

    Europe wants Russia, Ukraine to sign interim gas deal in Berlin

    KIEV (Reuters) – The European Commission (EC) will propose that Russia and Ukraine sign an interim gas agreement in Berlin as a step towards resolving their long-standing row over gas prices, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine
    Sep23

    Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW: The prime minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk said today that the pro-Russian rebels have removed artillery from frontline areas where Ukraine had also withdrawn, in line with a peace plan signed Saturday. “We have withdrawn artillery but only in those areas where the Ukrainian regular units have done...

    European Union Warns Russia Not to Use Gas as Weapon in Ukraine Crisis
    Sep23

    European Union Warns Russia Not to Use Gas as Weapon in Ukraine Crisis

    The chief European Union energy official warned Russia on Tuesday not to use gas supplies as a weapon in its standoff with Ukraine over the fate of its neighbour’s separatist east. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine rebels start pullback under peace deal
    Sep23

    Ukraine rebels start pullback under peace deal

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – Pro-Russian rebels said Tuesday they were starting to withdraw their big guns from the frontline in eastern Ukraine under a peace plan forged with Kiev aimed at ending five months of conflict. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Abe Drops Plan for Putin Visit to Japan This Year: Media
    Sep23

    Abe Drops Plan for Putin Visit to Japan This Year: Media

    Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dropped plans to host Russian President Vladimir Putin in Japan this year due to friction after Tokyo imposed sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, reports said Tuesday. The two countries had agreed on the Russian leader’s visit “this autumn” but Washington had asked Tokyo to postpone it, Kyodo...

    Pro-Russia Rebels Say Withdrawing Artillery in East Ukraine
    Sep23

    Pro-Russia Rebels Say Withdrawing Artillery in East Ukraine

    The prime minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk said Tuesday that rebels have removed artillery from frontline areas where Ukraine had also withdrawn, in line with a peace plan … …read more Source:...

    Fighting Flares at Ukraine’s Donetsk Airport
    Sep23

    Fighting Flares at Ukraine’s Donetsk Airport

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels were battling around the airport near the insurgent stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday, sending flames and clouds of black smoke into the sky, AFP journalists sai… …read more Source:...

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