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    Ukraine’s pro-Russia rebels stage rare tank exercises (AFP)
    Sep24

    Ukraine’s pro-Russia rebels stage rare tank exercises (AFP)

    Ternove (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-Moscow insurgents showed off their military prowess on Thursday by launching exercises involving heavy tanks that Kiev claims they had covertly received from Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    EU: Russia-Ukraine talks on gas supplies to resume
    Sep24

    EU: Russia-Ukraine talks on gas supplies to resume

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” Russia and Ukraine will resume talks aimed at trying to clinch a deal guaranteeing that Ukraine will receive shipments of Russian natural gas this winter.The European Union, which is hosting the negotiations, announced… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Rejecting Putin’s offer of talks with Obama would be ‘irresponsible’: US official (AFP)
    Sep24

    Rejecting Putin’s offer of talks with Obama would be ‘irresponsible’: US official (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – Despite clashes over Syria and Ukraine, President Barack Obama has agreed to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week, a senior US official said Thursday, saying to reject the offer of talks would be “irresponsible.” …read more Source: The West...

    ‘Strong’ Russian presence in eastern Ukraine: NATO chief (AFP)
    Sep24

    ‘Strong’ Russian presence in eastern Ukraine: NATO chief (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO head Jens Stoltenberg told AFP Thursday there was still a “strong” Russian presence in eastern Ukraine in support of pro-Moscow rebels although a recent ceasefire seems to be holding. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia Plans ‘Second Big Military Base’ Near Ukraine Border
    Sep24

    Russia Plans ‘Second Big Military Base’ Near Ukraine Border

    Russia is reportedly planning a second major military base near the Ukrainian border. Citing public documents, Reuters news agency reported on September 23 that the Defense Ministry intends to turn an …read more Source: Big News...

    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)
    Sep23

    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday Egypt had agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The West...

    France to sell warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)
    Sep23

    France to sell warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – Egypt agreed Wednesday to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis, showing Paris increasingly values Cairo as a stable partner in a chaotic region. …read more Source: The West...

    France says Egypt to buy Mistral warships after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)
    Sep23

    France says Egypt to buy Mistral warships after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said in a statement Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    France says Egypt to buy warships after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)
    Sep23

    France says Egypt to buy warships after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said in a statement Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    OSCE envoy regrets lack of progress in Ukraine talks
    Sep22

    OSCE envoy regrets lack of progress in Ukraine talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” An envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has voiced regret over the intransigence of Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, who have insisted on holding local elections in defiance… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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