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    IMF mission gives upbeat assessment of Ukraine, sees signs of ‘economic stability’ emerging (Reuters)
    May31

    IMF mission gives upbeat assessment of Ukraine, sees signs of ‘economic stability’ emerging (Reuters)

    KIEV (Reuters) – The head of an International Monetary Fund team visiting Ukraine gave a positive assessment of progress by the Kiev government on reform on Sunday and said there would be further disc… …read more Source: The West...

    Five killed in eastern Ukraine fighting (AFP)
    May31

    Five killed in eastern Ukraine fighting (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Three Ukrainian soldiers and two civilians have been killed over the past 24 hours in fighting in the separatist east, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia blacklists 89 European leaders
    May31

    Russia blacklists 89 European leaders

    Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list seen by Reuters, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Steinmeier Russian Travel Ban Damaging to Ukraine Peace Efforts
    May31

    Steinmeier Russian Travel Ban Damaging to Ukraine Peace Efforts

    Germany’s foreign minister said Saturday that a Russian travel ban on 89 top European Union officials could damage peace efforts in Ukraine. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Dnipropetrovsk in … …read more Source: Big News...

    Report: Ex-Georgian leader named governor of Ukraine region
    May30

    Report: Ex-Georgian leader named governor of Ukraine region

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Local news reports say former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region.President Petro Poroshenko made the announcement on Saturday, according to the reports.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine president appoints ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili governor (AFP)
    May30

    Ukraine president appoints ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili governor (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday appointed fiercely pro-Western former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who once fought a war with Russia, governor of the strategic Odessa region. …read more Source: The West...

    With Russia Boxed In Frozen Transdniester Conflict Could Heat Up
    May30

    With Russia Boxed In Frozen Transdniester Conflict Could Heat Up

    The Ukrainian parliament’s vote this month to break off most forms of military and intelligence cooperation with Moscow over the conflict with Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine threatens to … …read more Source: Big News...

    Germany warns Ukraine truce turning ‘very fragile’ (AFP)
    May30

    Germany warns Ukraine truce turning ‘very fragile’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Germany’s foreign minister warned Friday that the situation in Ukraine’s separatist east was turning “very fragile” and required all sides to refocus their efforts on salvaging a three-month truce. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine says debt restructuring talks with creditors picking up pace (Reuters)
    May29

    Ukraine says debt restructuring talks with creditors picking up pace (Reuters)

    KIEV (Reuters) – Talks between Ukraine and a creditors’ committee aimed at agreeing a restructuring of Kiev’s huge debts are accelerating and the two sides will hold a teleconference on June 5 to asse… …read more Source: The West...

    Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist (AFP)
    May29

    Russia releases 89-name EU travel blacklist (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Moscow has released a blacklist of European Union politicians barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. …read more Source: The West...

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