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    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...

    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...

    ‘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...

    Putin extends Western food import ban for one year (AFP)
    Jun24

    Putin extends Western food import ban for one year (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday extended a ban against most Western food imports for a year after EU foreign ministers agreed to prolong sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict until January 2016. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia extends ban on Western food imports for a year
    Jun24

    Russia extends ban on Western food imports for a year

    MOSCOW (AP) ” President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia’s ban on the import of many agricultural products for another year.The ban was Russia’s response to Western sanctions imposed last year over the Ukraine conflict. The extension… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin extends counter sanctions against West for one year (AFP)
    Jun24

    Putin extends counter sanctions against West for one year (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday extended counter sanctions against the West for a year after EU foreign ministers agreed to prolong punitive measures against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict until January 2016. …read more Source: The West...

    Viktor Yanukovych accepts blame for Ukraine bloodshed, defends zoo
    Jun24

    Viktor Yanukovych accepts blame for Ukraine bloodshed, defends zoo

    They say history is written by the victors. Deposed Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych has guaranteed himself at least a paragraph of his own with his latest interview. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Russian Ukrainian German French FMs Start Ukraine Talks In Paris
    Jun24

    Russian Ukrainian German French FMs Start Ukraine Talks In Paris

    Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France have started talks in Paris on ways to halt the 15-month war in eastern Ukraine. Fighting between Ukrainian government forces and … …read more Source: Big News...

    Talks On Ukraine End With Vow Not To Let Peace Deal Break Down
    Jun24

    Talks On Ukraine End With Vow Not To Let Peace Deal Break Down

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried June 23 to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting. Russian Foreign … …read more Source: Big News...

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