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    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin aide: Kiev refuses to honor Minsk deal

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Kiev has failed to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace accord and has instead introduced an economic blockade of eastern Ukraine, Russia’s security chief says.Patrushev ” a longtime associate of President Vladimir… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Lenin statue survives bomb plot in rebel Ukraine (AFP)
    Jan27

    Lenin statue survives bomb plot in rebel Ukraine (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – A Lenin statue escaped largely unharmed Wednesday after unidentified plotters tried to blow up the massive monument of the Soviet Union’s founder in the de facto capital of rebel Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian FM: West must persuade Ukraine to honor peace deal
    Jan26

    Russian FM: West must persuade Ukraine to honor peace deal

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russia’s foreign minister says the extension of Western sanctions against Russia has been interpreted by Ukraine as a permission to drag its feet on fulfilling its end of a peace deal.Lavrov said Tuesday that Ukraine… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017
    Jan25

    Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian brigade to be ready in 2017

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” Poland’s defense minister says that a new brigade consisting of Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian troops should be fully operational in the region by 2017.Antoni Macierewicz spoke Monday in the eastern city… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Poroshenko Says ‘Torpedoing’ Minsk Deal Could Lead To Full-Scale War With Russia
    Jan24

    Poroshenko Says ‘Torpedoing’ Minsk Deal Could Lead To Full-Scale War With Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko has warned Ukrainian politicians that the collapse of the Minsk agreements aimed at ending a war with Russia-backed separatists could set off a “full-scale conflict” with Ru …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine won’t grant east autonomy yet (AAP)
    Jan24

    Ukraine won’t grant east autonomy yet (AAP)

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko says the country won’t grant eastern regions greater autonomy until there is “a long period of a full silence”. …read more Source: The West...

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president (Reuters)
    Jan24

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president (Reuters)

    By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro P… …read more Source: The West...

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’ – French economy minister (AFP)
    Jan24

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’ – French economy minister (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – France hopes that western sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible
    Jan24

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible

    Ukraine’s finance minister says there is still a chance to avoid a court battle with Russia over $3 billion of debt that Kyiv defaulted on in December. U.S.-born Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko sp …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle $2-billion dispute days before London court hearing (Reuters)
    Jan23

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle $2-billion dispute days before London court hearing (Reuters)

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) – A $2 billion (1 billion pounds) legal dispute in London over ownership of a Ukrainian iron ore factory involving three of Ukraine’s richest men was… …read more Source: The West...

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