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    U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine
    Apr30

    U.S. Bill Links Russia Sanctions Relief To Crimea’s Return To Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree Orthodox Easter truce (AFP)
    Apr29

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree Orthodox Easter truce (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s government on Friday agreed to a new truce with pro-Russian insurgents to take effect ahead of Orthodox Easter this weekend, reinforcing a deal signed more than a year ago. …read more Source: The West...

    Cease-fire in east Ukraine set to begin on Orthodox Easter
    Apr29

    Cease-fire in east Ukraine set to begin on Orthodox Easter

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” The international envoy working to bring peace to eastern Ukraine says agreement has been reached to observe a cease-fire with the start of the Orthodox Easter and May Day holidays.Martin Sajdik, the special… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine at UN seeks to shore up ceasefire (AFP)
    Apr29

    Ukraine at UN seeks to shore up ceasefire (AFP)

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Ukraine told the UN Security Council on Thursday that a fragile ceasefire must be strengthened before progress can be achieved in political talks on solving the two-year conflict in the country’s east. …read more Source: The West...

    U.S. Bill Backs More Defense Spending For Europe, Ukraine
    Apr29

    U.S. Bill Backs More Defense Spending For Europe, Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — A key U.S. congressional committee has backed a substantial increase in defense spending to reassure European allies jittery about Russian military maneuvers. Lawmakers on the U.S. Hous …read more Source: Big News...

    ‘Highly likely’ Ukraine will receive next IMF loans in June – finance minister (Reuters)
    Apr28

    ‘Highly likely’ Ukraine will receive next IMF loans in June – finance minister (Reuters)

    By Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine thinks it is highly likely to receive its next aid tranche of $1.7 billion (£1.1 billion) from the International Moneta… …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine ceasefire violations ‘highest in months’ (AFP)
    Apr28

    Ukraine ceasefire violations ‘highest in months’ (AFP)

    Vienna (AFP) – Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine have reached their highest level in months, with violence again reaching “worrying levels,” the chief OSCE monitor said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Lawyer: extradition of Ukrainian pilot expected soon
    Apr28

    Lawyer: extradition of Ukrainian pilot expected soon

    MOSCOW (AP) ” A lawyer for a jailed Ukrainian pilot says his client has been given forms to complete for extradition from Russia.Nadezhda Savchenko, who was captured by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014, was sentenced… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Report: Russia Detains Savchenko’s Sister At Ukrainian Border
    Apr28

    Report: Russia Detains Savchenko’s Sister At Ukrainian Border

    Reuters is reporting that Russia has detained Nadia Savchenko’s sister at the Ukrainian border after she visited the jailed Ukrainian pilot in prison. Reuters said a Ukrainian diplomat was headed to …read more Source: Big News...

    Savchenko’s Lawyer Says She Has Received Forms For Extradition
    Apr28

    Savchenko’s Lawyer Says She Has Received Forms For Extradition

    Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko has received official forms needed for her to be extradited from Russia to Ukraine, her lawyer says. Attorney Mark Feigin told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency …read more Source: Big News...

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