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    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...

    Putin’s bailout bank needs 1.3 trillion rouble rescue
    Dec30

    Putin’s bailout bank needs 1.3 trillion rouble rescue

    FOR years, Russia President Vladimir Putin used Vnesheconombank (VEB) to pay for “special projects”, from the Sochi Olympics to covert acquisitions in Ukraine to oligarch bailouts. Now, the state bank needs a rescue of its own and it could be the Kremlin’s costliest yet. …read more Source: The Business...

    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...

    Germany’s Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile
    Dec29

    Germany’s Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Tuesday that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was becoming more fragile. …read more Source: Channel...

    Germany's Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile
    Dec29

    Germany's Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Tuesday that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was becoming more fragile. …read more Source: The...

    Ruble sinks to new 2015 low over oil price plunge
    Dec29

    Ruble sinks to new 2015 low over oil price plunge

    MOSCOW: Russia’s battered ruble on Tuesday continued its slide on the back of low oil prices, reaching a new 2015 low against the dollar and dropping to below 80 against the euro, reports BSS/AFP. The Russian currency stood on Tuesday at 72.85 against the dollar, down from 72.46 on Monday. The ruble meanwhile stood at 80.02 against the...

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