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    Minsk peace accord on Ukraine extended (AAP)
    Dec31

    Minsk peace accord on Ukraine extended (AAP)

    The Minsk peace accord on Ukraine has been extended into 2016 following agreement between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. …read more Source: The West...

    European leaders renew support for Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)
    Dec30

    European leaders renew support for Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)

    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. …read more Source: The West...

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension
    Dec30

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” The holiday market in the central square of Donetsk, the principal city of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, has all the trappings of a celebratory time ” shiny ornaments, colorful toys and a cartoon-faced kiddie… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    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 the Ukraine conflict to an end in 2016.French President Francois Hollande’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’
    Dec30

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists is becoming more fragile. “Even if the situation in eastern U …read more Source: Big News...

    Russian Official Denies He Shot Himself In The Foot; Twitter Demands To See Leg
    Dec30

    Russian Official Denies He Shot Himself In The Foot; Twitter Demands To See Leg

    An official who warned that the West was “shooting itself in the foot” by imposing sanctions on Russia has, um, shot himself in the foot. Or maybe not. An aide to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmi …read more Source: Big News...

    Four-way phone talks Wednesday on Ukraine crisis: Kiev (AFP)
    Dec29

    Four-way phone talks Wednesday on Ukraine crisis: Kiev (AFP)

    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. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s central bank governor says 2015 inflation hit 44 percent (Reuters)
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s central bank governor says 2015 inflation hit 44 percent (Reuters)

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank governor said on Wednesday that inflation this year had hit 44 percent, up from 24.9 percent in 2014. Valeriia Hontareva also said that foreign e… …read more Source: The West...

    Merkel takes centre stage in EU’s year of crises (AFP)
    Dec28

    Merkel takes centre stage in EU’s year of crises (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – In a year of crises for Europe, from the Ukraine war to Greece’s debt turmoil to the historic refugee influx, Germany’s Angela Merkel emerged as the continent’s de facto leader, drawing more praise and fire than ever. …read more Source: The West...

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic
    Dec28

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) ” As New Year’s Eve approaches, the central square of Crimea’s largest city is festooned with bright festive decorations, including a soaring artificial tree that flashes and winks. But areas just a few steps… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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