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    NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” NATO says there’s a risk of a return to heavy fighting this summer in eastern Ukraine, and is blaming Russia.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday Russia continues to support pro-Moscow separatists… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Internal border closes on Ukrainians splintered by war (AFP)
    Jun25

    Internal border closes on Ukrainians splintered by war (AFP)

    ODRADIVKA (Ukraine) (AFP) – Irina grips a bag filled to bursting with fruit in each hand and begins the arduous trek across the shell-splattered no man’s land splitting pro-Russian militias from Ukrainian troops. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin extends Russia’s ban on Western food ban for one year
    Jun25

    Putin extends Russia’s ban on Western food ban for one year

    Russian president Vladimir Putin extends a retaliatory ban against most Western food imports, including those from Australia, just days after EU officials prolong sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia Considers More Western Import Curbs
    Jun25

    Russia Considers More Western Import Curbs

    MOSCOW – Russia is considering more import curbs on Western goods, including confectionery, canned fish products and flowers, a minister said on Wednesday, part of Moscow’s response to EU sanctions … …read more Source: Big News...

    Netherlands, Malaysia push for UN tribunal for MH17 culprits (AFP)
    Jun24

    Netherlands, Malaysia push for UN tribunal for MH17 culprits (AFP)

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The Netherlands, Malaysia and three other countries want a UN tribunal to be set up to try those responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine last year, a senior diplomat said Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin’s revenge for EU sanctions
    Jun24

    Putin’s revenge for EU sanctions

    THE EU has extended sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict in a move branded as ‘Russophobic’. Now Vladimir Putin has retaliated. …read more Source:...

    Japan PM calls on Putin to work towards Ukraine peace (AFP)
    Jun24

    Japan PM calls on Putin to work towards Ukraine peace (AFP)

    Tokyo (AFP) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday to play a constructive role in finding “peaceful and diplomatic solutions” to the crisis in Ukraine, after the EU agreed to prolong sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    ‘Nearly half’ of MH17’s wreckage still in Ukraine (AFP)
    Jun24

    ‘Nearly half’ of MH17’s wreckage still in Ukraine (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A top pro-Russian rebel said Wednesday that nearly half the wreckage of the Malaysia Airline jet shot down over Ukraine last year remain strewn across fields controlled by the separatists. …read more Source: The West...

    US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable
    Jun24

    US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable

    VIENNA (AP) ” The commander of the U.S. troops in Europe is dismissing claims by Russia that it is staying out of the Ukraine conflict, speaking of “clear and irrefutable evidence” to the contrary.In a briefing Tuesday to a closed… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    US Defense Chief Meets With NATO Counterparts
    Jun24

    US Defense Chief Meets With NATO Counterparts

    U.S. Defense Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is due to meet with his NATO counterparts in Brussels Wednesday to discuss plans for dealing with Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Secretary Carter is on a … …read more Source: Big News...

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