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    EU urges Russia to forget old gas contract with Ukraine
    Mar05

    EU urges Russia to forget old gas contract with Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union is concerned that Russia might want to enforce its old gas contract with Ukraine once their current arrangement runs out, saying it could contravene Moscow’s peace obligations.EU energy chief Maros… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment
    Mar05

    Ukraine blockade of rebel territory fosters resentment

    KURAKHOVE, Ukraine (AP) ” Tears welled up Vera Pavliy’s eyes as she stood outside the bank, looking as if she had just gotten lost. The 76-year-old was stuck behind the battle lines in the east Ukraine town of Kurakhove with no money… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Bipartisan House group pressure Obama on Ukraine
    Mar05

    Bipartisan House group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans are stepping up the pressure on the president to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.In… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU extends asset  freeze on ex-Ukraine leader for a year
    Mar05

    EU extends asset freeze on ex-Ukraine leader for a year

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union has extended for a year an asset freeze on former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and others in his administration linked to the misuse of state funds.The EU said in a statement Thursday… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict
    Mar05

    Poland: Stronger Ukraine army can decrease conflict

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” Poland’s top security official says that strengthening Ukraine’s army could prevent the conflict from escalating and serve Europe’s interests.Stanislaw Koziej, the head of Poland’s National Security Office,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training
    Mar05

    Poland’s lawmakers to go through military training

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” Poland’s Parliament speaker says that the lawmakers will be given a chance to go through military training because “turbulent times” require it.Poles are worried about the conflict in eastern Ukraine that involves… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Italian PM in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties
    Mar05

    Italian PM in Moscow to discuss Russia-EU ties

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is visiting Moscow for talks focusing on Russia-EU ties, which have been badly strained by the Ukrainian crisis.Renzi told Russian President Vladimir Putin at the start of their… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine bans Russian media outlets from official events
    Mar05

    Ukraine bans Russian media outlets from official events

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russian news agency Tass says that Russian media outlets are no longer granted access to official events in Ukraine.Tass quoted an unidentified Ukrainian foreign ministry official as saying, “from this week we no longer… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ex-Ukraine minister arrested in Spain for embezzlement
    Mar05

    Ex-Ukraine minister arrested in Spain for embezzlement

    MADRID (AP) ” Spanish police have arrested former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is accused of embezzling millions of euros in state funds.A Civil Guard statement Thursday said Kolobov was detained in the eastern coastal… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32
    Mar05

    Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 32

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” Officials in a separatist rebel-held city in east Ukraine say the death toll from an accidental explosion at a coal mine has risen to 32.The self-appointed government in Donetsk said in a statement Thursday… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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