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    Trade war drives fresh wedge between Ukraine and rebels (AFP)
    Mar17

    Trade war drives fresh wedge between Ukraine and rebels (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – It was always an uncomfortable paradox for Ukraine’s warring sides: while Kiev and Russian-backed rebels battled each other for nearly three years, trade kept flowing across the frontline. …read more Source: The West...

    Kremlin says Ukraine cuts off rebel east with its own hands
    Mar17

    Kremlin says Ukraine cuts off rebel east with its own hands

    MOSCOW (AP) ” The Kremlin says that Ukraine is ruining its own territorial integrity with a blockade of rebel regions in the east.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that Moscow is watching with… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan (AFP)
    Mar17

    Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan (AFP)

    Almaty (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – The trial in absentia of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive banker and Kazakh opposition figure wanted on embezzlement charges by Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine began Friday, a court in the Central Asian country said. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned banks (AFP)
    Mar16

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned banks (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine slapped sanctions on Russian state-owned banks operating in the country on Thursday, ratcheting up tensions with Moscow amid a bitter trade war with Kremlin-backed rebels in the east. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian banks
    Mar16

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian banks

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order imposing sanctions on Russian-owned banks, the latest action designed to protest against Russian support for separatists in the east of the country.The move… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year
    Mar16

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year

    VIENNA – The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday that its monitoring mission to Ukraine will be extended by one year. The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consen …read more Source: Big News...

    EU approves $638 million loan for Ukraine
    Mar16

    EU approves $638 million loan for Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union’s executive has approved a 600 million-euro ($638 million) loan to Ukraine, part of a program meant to help the country implement reforms and support its economy.The EU’s executive Commission said… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas ‘blackmail’ (AFP)
    Mar15

    Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas ‘blackmail’ (AFP)

    Warsaw (AFP) – Poland and Ukraine said Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political “blackmail”. …read more Source: The West...

    Merkel visit to Russia lined up: Kremlin (AFP)
    Mar15

    Merkel visit to Russia lined up: Kremlin (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin set to cover the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory
    Mar15

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukraine’s Security and Defense Council has announced a full transport blockade on rebel-held areas in the east of the country that is likely to cause severe economic disruption.The president of Security and Defense… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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