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    EU prolongs Russia sanctions for 6 months
    Dec21

    EU prolongs Russia sanctions for 6 months

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine.The sanctions target Russia’s financial,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia confirms food embargo on Ukraine: PM (AFP)
    Dec21

    Russia confirms food embargo on Ukraine: PM (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia will introduce a food embargo against Ukraine from next month over Kiev’s trade agreement with the EU, extending the punitive measure currently in place against Western countries, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia’s PM Medvedev orders legal action against Ukraine over debt – agencies (Reuters)
    Dec21

    Russia’s PM Medvedev orders legal action against Ukraine over debt – agencies (Reuters)

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday ordered its government to prepare legal action against Ukraine if it does not repay $3 billion debt, Russian news agencies reported…. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin Says Russia Will Not ‘Abandon’ Russians In Southeast Ukraine
    Dec20

    Putin Says Russia Will Not ‘Abandon’ Russians In Southeast Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will not abandon Russians living in southeast Ukraine to what he described as Ukrainian “nationalists.” Putin made the remarks in a documentary due to b …read more Source: Big News...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016 (Reuters)
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016 (Reuters)

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union envoys on Friday agreed a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence secto… …read more Source: The West...

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament
    Dec18

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children ” but only for one day.Heated debates at the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev have in the past spilled… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo (AFP)
    Dec18

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker recommended Friday the EU should offer visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo, all three locked in bitter disputes with Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend.Yatsenyuk announced at a televised government session on Friday a “moratorium” on any debt repayments… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    World’s refugees exceed record 60 million (AAP)
    Dec18

    World’s refugees exceed record 60 million (AAP)

    Wars in Syria, Ukraine and Yemen have driven a mass movement of people, with the world’s refugees and displaced exceeding a record 60 million, the UN says. …read more Source: The West...

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