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    EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev
    Mar06

    EU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) ” The European Union’s foreign policy chief is speaking out against bipartisan calls in the U.S. to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.Some lawmakers from… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line
    Mar06

    Ukraine declares heavy weapons pullback from front line

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month’s cease-fire accord.Military spokesman… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Patriotism, adventure lure Russian volunteers to Ukraine conflict (AFP)
    Mar06

    Patriotism, adventure lure Russian volunteers to Ukraine conflict (AFP)

    Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Filled with patriotic bravado and a thirst for adventure, Yevgeny Pavlenko and his friend Yevgeny Markin volunteered with dozens others to leave their home in Russia to go and fight in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Witness in Russian politician’s slaying gets death threats
    Mar06

    Witness in Russian politician’s slaying gets death threats

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.The General… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia expert warns Western powers ‘are in the logic of 1914’ on Putin, Ukraine
    Mar06

    Russia expert warns Western powers ‘are in the logic of 1914’ on Putin, Ukraine

    In his new book, a British historian insists the West must reassess its language and strategy towards Russia – before it’s too late. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Report Human Rights Deteriorating in Annexed Crimea
    Mar05

    Report Human Rights Deteriorating in Annexed Crimea

    Human rights conditions have deteriorated in Crimea since its annexation by Russia last year, with Crimean authorities accused of discriminating against minorities, suppressing freedom of expression, … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraines Kuchma Says West Too Soft On Russia Over Debaltseve
    Mar05

    Ukraines Kuchma Says West Too Soft On Russia Over Debaltseve

    Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma has criticized the Western response to “crude violations” of a cease-fire by Russian-backed rebels who ignored the truce deal to seize the strategic town of … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine mourns 33 victims of mine disaster (AFP)
    Mar05

    Ukraine mourns 33 victims of mine disaster (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine on Thursday observed a day of mourning for 33 miners killed in an apparent gas blast at a notoriously dangerous coal mine in the eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin’s suppression to blame for Nemtsov’s death – NATO official
    Mar05

    Putin’s suppression to blame for Nemtsov’s death – NATO official

    Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Ukraine into a failed state while silencing dissent at home, a top NATO official said, suggesting the Russian President was ultimately responsible for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

    Hunger-striking Ukraine pilot drinks soup as health fears soar (AFP)
    Mar05

    Hunger-striking Ukraine pilot drinks soup as health fears soar (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko agreed to drink chicken broth Thursday as concerns mount over her health on the 83rd day of a hunger strike in a Russian jail which has seen her lose over 20 kilos (44 pounds), her lawyer said. …read more Source: The West...

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