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    Russia Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy
    Mar16

    Russia Separatists Criticize Ukraine Bill On Autonomy

    Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have criticized a Ukrainian draft law granting the rebel-held areas special status. Denis Pushilin, a separatist leader in the Donetsk region, … …read more Source: Big News...

    Russian Official Dismisses 2018 World Cup Boycott Call
    Mar16

    Russian Official Dismisses 2018 World Cup Boycott Call

    MOSCOW – Russia will stage the 2018 soccer World Cup and will host it well, the Russian Football Union’s honorary president told Reuters on Monday, dismissing calls by Ukrainian President Petro … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine unveils draft bills on rebel autonomy (AFP)
    Mar16

    Ukraine unveils draft bills on rebel autonomy (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Monday said it will vote this week on bills granting separatist areas in the east special status in line with a February peace deal, as one soldier died in continuing sporadic clashes. …read more Source: The West...

    Merkel eyes no sanctions decisions against Moscow at EU summit (AFP)
    Mar16

    Merkel eyes no sanctions decisions against Moscow at EU summit (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that EU leaders would not decide on new economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis at their summit this week, but could do so in June. …read more Source: The West...

    Germany wont recognize annexation of Crimea 1 year on
    Mar16

    Germany wont recognize annexation of Crimea 1 year on

    German President Joachim Gauck, right, and his partner Daniela Schadt, left, welcome Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, second from right, and his wife Maryna Poroshenko, second from left, at … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine pilot detained in Russia resumes hunger strike (AFP)
    Mar16

    Ukraine pilot detained in Russia resumes hunger strike (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – A female Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia on murder charges that Kiev says are politically motivated restarted a hunger strike Monday that officials have warned could kill her, her lawyer told AFP. …read more Source: The West...

    Crimea fetes a year of Russian rule (AFP)
    Mar16

    Crimea fetes a year of Russian rule (AFP)

    Sevastopol (AFP) – Russia on Monday kicked off three days of celebrations in Crimea to mark a year since it annexed the peninsula in a historic shift blasted by the West and Ukraine as an illegal takeover. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge
    Mar16

    Russian Crimea documentary sends message: Putin is in charge

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Even while Vladimir Putin was still mysteriously absent, Russian TV delivered a clear message for Russians and foreigners alike: Putin is firmly in charge, and ready to use his country’s military power to safeguard the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Crimea fetes anniversary of vote to join Russia (AFP)
    Mar16

    Crimea fetes anniversary of vote to join Russia (AFP)

    Sevastopol (AFP) – Crimea kicked off celebrations Monday to mark one year since a controversial vote that led to Russia’s annexation of the peninsula, a historic shift blasted by the West and Ukraine as an illegal takeover. …read more Source: The West...

    Germany won’t recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on
    Mar16

    Germany won’t recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on

    BERLIN (AP) ” Germany says it won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimean Peninsula, one year after a referendum that Ukraine said was illegitimate.The issue of Crimea’s status has taken a back seat in recent efforts to broker… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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