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    EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months
    Mar13

    EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, March 13, prolonged by another 6 months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis. The asset freezes and travel bans were first introduced in early 2014 as the crisis deepened into outright war between pro-Russian rebels and … …read more...

    Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east
    Feb22

    Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east

    MOSCOW, Russia – Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has urged US President Donald Trump to act to stop the war in eastern Ukraine that he blamed on “irresponsible actions” by Kiev and the West. In the letter, which was made public on Wednesday, February 22, Yanukovych urges the US leader to … …read more Source:...

    Top Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’
    Feb08

    Top Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’

    DONETSK, Ukraine – The military chief of a self-proclaimed Russian-backed republic in eastern Ukraine was killed in an “act of terror” on Wednesday, February 8, the latest victim of a string of similar attacks, local authorities said. The dead man was Mikhail Tolstykh, head of the notorious “Somali” battalion and a …...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months
    Dec19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, December 19, extended for another 6 months damaging economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine. EU leaders decided at a summit last week to roll over the sanctions first imposed in 2014 and the European Council, which groups the 28 … …read more Source:...

    US condemns Russian elections in Crimea
    Sep17

    US condemns Russian elections in Crimea

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States “does not recognize the legitimacy” of upcoming Russian parliamentary elections planned for Crimea , the State Department said Friday, September 16. “The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for...

    Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia
    Aug12

    Ukraine on high alert over Crimea tensions with Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine put its forces around Crimea on high alert Thursday, August 11, as tensions soared after Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to mount armed incursions into the disputed peninsula. Russia’s FSB security service said on Wednesday, August 10, it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea this week by Ukrainian...

    Putin accuses Ukraine of incursions into Crimea
    Aug11

    Putin accuses Ukraine of incursions into Crimea

    MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, August 10, accused Ukraine of waging “terror” over alleged attempted incursions into annexed Crimea that Kiev has fiercely denied. Russia’s security agency announced it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and...

    Two years on, Ukraine villagers mourn at MH17 crash site
    Jul18

    Two years on, Ukraine villagers mourn at MH17 crash site

    PETROPAVLIVKA, Ukraine – Dozens of villagers carried flowers and lit candles on Sunday, July 17, at the site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed two years ago, killing all 298 people on board. About 60 people joined the vigil on the small … …read more Source:...

    NATO demands Russia withdraw from Ukraine
    Jun16

    NATO demands Russia withdraw from Ukraine

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, June 15, demanded that Russia withdraw its forces and military hardware from Ukraine, and halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists battling Kiev. “Russia needs to stop supporting the militants and withdraw its forces and military equipment from Ukrainian territory,”...

    Spain’s public debt surpasses 100% in 20-year high
    Jun15

    Spain’s public debt surpasses 100% in 20-year high

    MADRID, Spain – Spain’s public debt rose above 100% in the first quarter to its highest level in 20 years, the central bank said Wednesday, June 15, as Madrid faces an EU sanctions threat for public overspending. Debt as a proportion of … …read more Source:...

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