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    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles
    Apr01

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles.Yekaterina Matyushchenko, the finance minister in the Donetsk region’s separatist government, said Wednesday… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Police Surround Poroshenko-Owned Chocolate Factory In Russia
    Apr01

    Police Surround Poroshenko-Owned Chocolate Factory In Russia

    Police have surrounded a Russian chocolate factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s company, Roshen. Russian news agencies reported that masked riot police blocked the entrance to the … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine refuses to extradite Georgia’s ex-president
    Apr01

    Ukraine refuses to extradite Georgia’s ex-president

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine has rejected Georgia’s request for the extradition of its former president, Mikhail Saakashvili, who is facing a criminal probe at home.The Ukrainian Prosecutor-General’s office said in Wednesday’s statement… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Crimea’s only Tatar TV station goes off air
    Apr01

    Crimea’s only Tatar TV station goes off air

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Crimea’s independent television station ATR has gone off air after Russian authorities repeatedly refused to give it a broadcasting license.ATR was established as the first channel dedicated to the Crimean Tatars,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia
    Apr01

    American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia ” one year after U.S. and European Union sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine.Walker, sporting a bushy beard reminiscent of a… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine
    Apr01

    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a plan to extend Moscow’s current natural gas deal with Ukraine for another three months. Russian authorities announced the extension Tuesday, just hours … …read more Source: Big News...

    UNICEF launches Ukraine mine awareness campaign amid ongoing civil conflict
    Mar31

    UNICEF launches Ukraine mine awareness campaign amid ongoing civil conflict

    31 March 2015 – An estimated 109 Ukrainian children have been injured and 42 others killed by landmines and unexploded ordinance resulting from the Eastern European country’s ongoing civil … …read more Source: Big News...

    Kiev ‘failed’ to probe protest violence: Council of Europe (AFP)
    Mar31

    Kiev ‘failed’ to probe protest violence: Council of Europe (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The Council of Europe on Tuesday blasted Kiev for failing to properly investigate deadly violence against demonstrators in last year’s Maidan protests that ended with pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych’s downfall. …read more Source: The West...

    US forces to hold exercises in Ukraine
    Mar31

    US forces to hold exercises in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” The United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine in April for training exercises with units of the country’s national guard.Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post on Sunday that… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Poland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors
    Mar31

    Poland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” Poland’s Defense Ministry says it plans train about 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, joining a NATO effort to improve Ukraine’s defense capabilities as it struggles with a pro-Russia insurgency in its… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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