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    UN: Agencies, major NGOs ordered out of Ukraine’s Luhansk
    Sep25

    UN: Agencies, major NGOs ordered out of Ukraine’s Luhansk

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) ” The United Nations humanitarian chief says he is “alarmed” that U.N. agencies have been ordered out of the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine by the “de facto authorities” there.Stephen O’Brien’s statement Thursday… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Obama and Putin to meet, but differ over whether Ukraine or Syria tops agenda (Reuters)
    Sep24

    Obama and Putin to meet, but differ over whether Ukraine or Syria tops agenda (Reuters)

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in New York next week at a time of high tension in Europe and the Middle East, but the Kremlin … …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine rebels ban 10 Western health relief groups (AFP)
    Sep24

    Ukraine rebels ban 10 Western health relief groups (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels in the separatist Lugansk region on Thursday banned 10 Western health relief groups for “grave violations” of local laws. …read more Source: The West...

    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...

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