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    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany back extension of Ukraine peace deal
    Dec30

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany back extension of Ukraine peace deal

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have agreed to extend the Minsk peace accord on Ukraine into 2016, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday, following a phone call between the four leaders. …read more Source: Channel...

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko stress importance of Minsk Protocol full implementation
    Dec30

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko stress importance of Minsk Protocol full implementation

    Leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine stressed Wednesday the importance of the “full implementation” of the Minsk Protocal in 2016. …read more Source: Global...

    Merkel, Hollande, Putin, Poroshenko renew support for ceasefire in Ukraine
    Dec30

    Merkel, Hollande, Putin, Poroshenko renew support for ceasefire in Ukraine

    PARIS – The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine renewed their support for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday following phone discussions, the French presidency said in a statement.”Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko reaffirmed their commitment to a ceasefire in eastern...

    Ukraine says to ban imports of some Russian goods in trade row
    Dec30

    Ukraine says to ban imports of some Russian goods in trade row

    The Ukrainian government will approve a ban on the import of some Russian goods later on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, a retaliatory move in a growing trade row between the two former allies. …read more Source: Channel...

    Iran plans to import Ukrainian grain via Azerbaijan
    Dec30

    Iran plans to import Ukrainian grain via Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan’s southern neighbor Iran has voiced intention to import grain from Ukraine through Georgia and Azerbaijan. The country plans to purchase grain in an exchange of oil products. …read more Source:...

    Russian court jails blogger for five years for ‘extremist’ posts
    Dec30

    Russian court jails blogger for five years for ‘extremist’ posts

    A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in jail for what it said was his extremist activity on the Internet after he urged people to attend a protest against high transport fares and criticised Russian intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east
    Dec30

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east

    PARIS (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France are discussing elections in eastern Ukraine and want a lasting cease-fire that could bring …read more Source: Taiwan...

    Ukraine will ban imports of some Russian goods – PM
    Dec30

    Ukraine will ban imports of some Russian goods – PM

    The Ukrainian government on Wednesday will take a formal decision to ban imports of some Russian goods in retaliation for similar action by Moscow against Ukrainian goods, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Four-way phone talks on Ukraine crisis today: Kiev
    Dec30

    Four-way phone talks on Ukraine crisis today: Kiev

    KIEV (AFP) – The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will hold a conference call Wednesday to assess implementation of a peace accord in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev said Tuesday.The phone call will bring together Ukrainian, Russian and French presidents Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin and Francois...

    Kiev cries foul as historic Crimean wines go under hammer
    Dec30

    Kiev cries foul as historic Crimean wines go under hammer

    KIEV – Legendary Crimean winemaker Massandra, once a supplier to Russia’s Tsar Nicolas II, has provoked the ire of Kiev by putting 13,000 vintage bottles up for auction on Tuesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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