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    Putin describes secret operation to seize Crimea (AFP)
    Mar08

    Putin describes secret operation to seize Crimea (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin has revealed the moment he says he gave the secret order for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and described how Russian troops were ready to fight to rescue Ukraine’s deposed, pro-Moscow president. …read more Source: The West...

    Swiss firm sells camouflage nets to sanctions-hit Russia (AFP)
    Mar08

    Swiss firm sells camouflage nets to sanctions-hit Russia (AFP)

    Geneva (AFP) – Russia has acquired high-tech camouflage netting from Switzerland for a record 85 million euros, having placed the order before Bern imposed sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict, reports said Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles (AFP)
    Mar08

    Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – Flying over the flaming barricades of the Maidan protests in Kiev, the camps of Auschwitz or hurtling down a ski slope — drones have become a vital tool for cameramen, but they are increasingly running into legal and practical obstacles. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West but buckles in crisis
    Mar08

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West but buckles in crisis

    In this photo taken in Feb. 17, 2015, people examine jewelry in the store of jewelry factory in Lviv, Western Ukraine. Despite Ukraine's desperation to integrate with Europe, a desire so strong … …read more Source: Big News...

    Lucescu on Shakhtar-Bayern Ukraine Brazil
    Mar08

    Lucescu on Shakhtar-Bayern Ukraine Brazil

    "We are doing our best to keep our players' spirits up," Mircea Lucescu told UEFA.com as he reflected on current events ahead of FC Shakhtar Donetsk's second leg at FC Bayern … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West, but buckles in crisis
    Mar08

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West, but buckles in crisis

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Volodymyr Kuzovkin’s office is less than 50 miles from the European Union, but for him and his factory, the EU is a world away.Despite Ukraine’s desperation to integrate with Europe, a desire so strong it sparked… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU foreign ministers reluctant to sanction Russia during ceasefire
    Mar08

    EU foreign ministers reluctant to sanction Russia during ceasefire

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels over the weekend showed little appetite for expanding sanctions on Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine, preferring to give a … …read more Source: Big News...

    Pro-Russian rebels remove heavy weaponry from front line in eastern Ukraine
    Mar08

    Pro-Russian rebels remove heavy weaponry from front line in eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Rebels in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, who are seeking to establish a separate state allied to Moscow, say they have “fully removed” heavy weapons from the front line, as agreed in … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine rebels insist heavy weapons withdrawn from front line
    Mar08

    Ukraine rebels insist heavy weapons withdrawn from front line

    Under the terms of the European-brokered, Russian-backed truce, both sides to Ukraine’s 11-month conflict must move their artillery back far enough to create a buffer zone of between 50 kilometres and 140 kilometres, depending on the weapons’ range. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    EU Ministers Discuss Ukraine Cease-fire
    Mar07

    EU Ministers Discuss Ukraine Cease-fire

    European Union foreign ministers met for a second day in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday, devoting most of their time to the crisis in Ukraine. Many ministers pinned their hopes for peace on … …read more Source: Big News...

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