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    Ukrainian border guards stop cigarette-smuggling horses
    Feb02

    Ukrainian border guards stop cigarette-smuggling horses

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian officials say they have intercepted a small herd of horses attempting to bring thousands of euros worth of contraband cigarettes across the border from Ukraine to Romania.The country’s border guard… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel presses Putin on Ukraine separatists

    BERLIN (AP) ” The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged President Vladimir Putin to use Russia’s influence with separatists in eastern Ukraine to help secure progress toward a political solution.Merkel’s office… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Merkel tells Putin to ‘use influence’ to rein in Ukraine rebels (AFP)
    Feb02

    Merkel tells Putin to ‘use influence’ to rein in Ukraine rebels (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday told Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence to rein in pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine, a day after the German leader warned that a peace deal was not being fully implemented. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia still sending troops, weapons to east Ukraine: Poroshenko (AFP)
    Feb01

    Russia still sending troops, weapons to east Ukraine: Poroshenko (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – Ukraine’s president Monday accused Russia of sending troops and weapons into the ex-Soviet state’s conflict-torn east, and warned that a fragile peace deal was not being fully implemented. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine reports first military casualties in 3 weeks (AFP)
    Jan31

    Ukraine reports first military casualties in 3 weeks (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the country’s war-torn east where government forces are seeking to put down a pro-Russian insurgency, the first reported casualties in nearly three weeks, Ukraine’s military said Sunday, …read more Source: The West...

    Statue of controversial Bolshevik leader toppled in Ukraine (AFP)
    Jan30

    Statue of controversial Bolshevik leader toppled in Ukraine (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian activists in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk on Friday night toppled a statue of controversial Bolshevik leader Grigory Petrovsky, implicated in a famine that killed millions in the 1930s, city hall said. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian war veterans find new life and hope making pizzas
    Jan30

    Ukrainian war veterans find new life and hope making pizzas

    Out in the fields of eastern Ukraine, they fought the Russians. Now, as men in a kitchen, they are no less fearsome. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    NATO debates first Russia talks since 2014 (AFP)
    Jan28

    NATO debates first Russia talks since 2014 (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Thursday the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze. …read more Source: The West...

    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...

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