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    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws (AFP)
    Mar18

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia regained ‘historic roots’ in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Speaking to tens of thousands of supporters just outside the Kremlin walls, President Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as a move to protect ethnic Russians and regain the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary (AFP)
    Mar18

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Wednesday marked one year since the annexation of Crimea by President Vladimir Putin in a redrawing of Europe’s map that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West but sent his approval ratings soaring at home. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia Celebrates Crimea Takeover As Criticism Mounts
    Mar18

    Russia Celebrates Crimea Takeover As Criticism Mounts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to appear at a rally and concert outside the Kremlin to celebrate the anniversary of Russia’s takeover of Crimea from Ukraine. Russian media said Putin … …read more Source: Big News...

    Russia Says Ukraine Violates Terms Of East Ukraine Deal
    Mar18

    Russia Says Ukraine Violates Terms Of East Ukraine Deal

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that Ukrainian legislation on the status of rebel-held eastern regions is a “glaring violation” of a European-brokered peace deal signed last month in … …read more Source: Big News...

    Russia says Ukraine law on autonomy violates peace deal (AFP)
    Mar18

    Russia says Ukraine law on autonomy violates peace deal (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the rebel-held east, saying they “grossly violated” a fragile peace deal. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire
    Mar18

    Ukraine rebels warn they could abandon cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine are threatening to abandon a cease-fire following changes to a law granting their regions self-rule.Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said Wednesday in a statement… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Crimea exiles fight to keep Ukraine unity message alive
    Mar18

    Crimea exiles fight to keep Ukraine unity message alive

    SHCHASLYVE, Ukraine (AP) ” The tormentors stuck scotch tape to his eyes and locked him in a dank room. For 11 days, Andrei Schekun said, they beat him, shocked him with electrodes and scalded him with burning metallic plates.He… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kremlin rules out returning Crimea to Ukraine
    Mar18

    Kremlin rules out returning Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia on Tuesday ruled out any possibility of returning annexed Crimea peninsula to Ukraine even as Western nations and the United States warned that sanctions against Moscow won’t be … …read more Source: Big News...

    Eastern Ukraine attack undermines ceasefire
    Mar18

    Eastern Ukraine attack undermines ceasefire

    Three soldiers have been killed and five injured in eastern Ukraine, further undermining a month-old ceasefire. …read more Source:...

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