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    ‘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...

    IMF chief urges holdouts to join Ukraine debt deal (AFP)
    Sep22

    IMF chief urges holdouts to join Ukraine debt deal (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday pressed Ukraine’s hold-out creditors such as Russia and a handful of Western investment houses to write off some of the crisis-wrecked country’s massive debt. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia (AFP)
    Sep22

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia (AFP)

    Donets (Russia) (AFP) – Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution ‘lies’ against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO chief stops short of backing Ukraine membership (AFP)
    Sep22

    NATO chief stops short of backing Ukraine membership (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The head of NATO said Tuesday that “Ukraine can rely on” the Western military alliance but stopped short of infuriating Russia by backing the ex-Soviet republic’s membership in the Cold War-era bloc. …read more Source: The West...

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