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    Four-way phone talks on Ukraine crisis
    Dec31

    Four-way phone talks on Ukraine crisis

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

    Crimea official says Ukraine has cut off power again, Interfax reports
    Dec31

    Crimea official says Ukraine has cut off power again, Interfax reports

    MOSCOW: A Crimean official said on Thursday that Ukraine had cut off a major source of electrical power to the region, a month after saboteurs first plunged the Russian-annexed peninsula into darkness. Kirill Moskalenko, a spokesman of the governor of Sevastopol city, said Ukraine has cut off the Kakhovka–Titan line to Crimea. “The line has...

    Merkel, Hollande, Putin, Poroshenko renew support for ceasefire in Ukraine
    Dec31

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

    PARIS (AFP) – 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, and...

    Ukrainian gov’t passes trade restrictions on Russia
    Dec31

    Ukrainian gov’t passes trade restrictions on Russia

    The Ukrainian government said on Wednesday it has passed trade restrictions on Russia in response to Moscow suspending a free trade agreement. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/31/c_134965880.htm target=_blank title="Ukrainian gov’t passes trade restrictions on Russia”...

    Russian Blogger Jailed For Five Years For Pro-Ukraine Posts
    Dec31

    Russian Blogger Jailed For Five Years For Pro-Ukraine Posts

    A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for “inciting hatred and extremism” by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, i… …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. Vadim Tyumenstev, 35, from the Siberian region of Tomsk, was also banned from using the Internet...

    Arman Pashikyan comes 3rd at Al Ain Chess Classic.
    Dec30

    Arman Pashikyan comes 3rd at Al Ain Chess Classic.

    Armenia’s chess player Arman Pashikyan came 3rd at the Al Ain Chess Classic. Today he tied his Round 9 game against Mykhailo Oleksienko of Ukraine to score 6,5 points. Armenia’s Robert Hovhannisyan came 10th. GM Wang Hao of China became the winner of the championship with 8 points. He hurdled the challenge from GM Abhijeet Gupta of...

    Major leaders renew support for cease-fire
    Dec30

    Major leaders renew support for cease-fire

    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 among the four leaders. …read more Source: Global...

    Leaders urge full implementation of Minsk peace deal in 2016
    Dec30

    Leaders urge full implementation of Minsk peace deal in 2016

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed in a phone call on Wednesday that the Minsk peace deal for Ukraine must be fully implemented next year and said their foreign ministers would meet in one month to assess progress, the German government said in a statement. …read more Source: Channel...

    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...

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