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    Ukraine leader says arrest of oligarch ally just ‘the start’ (AFP)
    Nov02

    Ukraine leader says arrest of oligarch ally just ‘the start’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warned Sunday that the arrest of a millionaire associate of one of the country’s most powerful oligarchs was only “the start” of a fight against the corruption plaguing the ex-Soviet country. …read more Source: The West...

    ‘Exchanges of fire’ at east Ukraine airport flashpoint (AFP)
    Nov01

    ‘Exchanges of fire’ at east Ukraine airport flashpoint (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists Sunday accused each other of firing on their positions around the ruins of Donetsk airport, a flashpoint in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian plane crash: Islamic State claims put Vladimir Putin in a bind
    Nov01

    Russian plane crash: Islamic State claims put Vladimir Putin in a bind

    Will Vladimir Putin insist the plane crash be subject to a transparent investigation – of the kind he obstructed in the case of MH17 in Ukraine? …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Russia Blasts ‘Politicized’ Rule Change IMF Mulling For Ukraine
    Oct31

    Russia Blasts ‘Politicized’ Rule Change IMF Mulling For Ukraine

    Russia’s finance minister expressed concern about a possible rule change by the International Monetary Fund that would enable it to keep lending to Ukraine even if Kyiv defaults on its debt to Russia. …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine soldier killed by rebel fire at Donetsk airport (AFP)
    Oct31

    Ukraine soldier killed by rebel fire at Donetsk airport (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A Ukraine soldier died Friday during fighting with insurgents near the shelled-out remains of the airport in Donetsk, a stronghold of the pro-Russian separatists, the army announced. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine leader’s wealth grows despite war, economic woes (AFP)
    Oct30

    Ukraine leader’s wealth grows despite war, economic woes (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The value of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assets soared despite economic crisis and conflict while those of other tycoons shrank in an annual wealth list published Friday. …read more Source: The West...

    Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, 1 believed dead
    Oct29

    Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, 1 believed dead

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukrainian news reports say a large fire in a military arsenal in an eastern town is setting off explosions and at least person is believed to have been killed.The fire began Thursday evening in Svatove, which is under… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia Arrests Ukrainian Library Director Over ‘Extremist’ Books
    Oct29

    Russia Arrests Ukrainian Library Director Over ‘Extremist’ Books

    MOSCOW — Following a raid in which they say scores of “extremist” books were seized, Russian investigators have announced that the head of the Ukrainian Literature Library in Moscow has been arrested …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine and rebels swap 20 captives in goodwill gesture (AFP)
    Oct29

    Ukraine and rebels swap 20 captives in goodwill gesture (AFP)

    Schastya (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian armed forces and pro-Russian insurgents on Thursday exchanged 20 prisoners in a goodwill gesture designed to get peace talks aimed at ending the 18-month crisis back on track. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library in Moscow (AFP)
    Oct29

    Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library in Moscow (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian investigators said on Thursday they had raided the library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow and detained its 58-year-old head, with ties between the two ex-Soviet neighbours in tatters. …read more Source: The West...

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