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    Putin Says Crimeans Were Surveyed Before Annexation Vote
    Mar10

    Putin Says Crimeans Were Surveyed Before Annexation Vote

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia quietly conducted an opinion survey to gauge Crimeans’ appetite for annexation shortly before the March 2014 referendum on the issue. Putin made the comments in … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete
    Mar10

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine’s president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front line in the east, in compliance with a cease-fire deal.Petro… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukrainian president confirms heavy weapons withdrawal
    Mar10

    Ukrainian president confirms heavy weapons withdrawal

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko says pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have withdrawn a significant amount of weaponry in accordance with a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukrainian fighters trade in boots for heels
    Mar10

    Ukrainian fighters trade in boots for heels

    Trading in their combat boots and fatigues for high heels and ball gowns, female rebel fighters who normally fight Ukrainian soldiers took Saturday off to take part in a beauty pageant.The event was organised by self-proclaimed… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Vladimir Putin says plan to take Crimea was hatched before referendum
    Mar10

    Vladimir Putin says plan to take Crimea was hatched before referendum

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he ordered officials to start work on taking control of Crimea weeks before a referendum which, the Kremlin has asserted until now, prompted the region’s annexation from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops (AFP)
    Mar10

    Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltic troops (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire. …read more Source: The West...

    Vladimir Putin says plan to take Crimea was hatched before referendum
    Mar10

    Vladimir Putin says plan to take Crimea was hatched before referendum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he ordered officials to start work on taking control of Crimea weeks before a referendum which, the Kremlin has asserted until now, prompted the region’s annexation from Ukraine. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    German ambassador: Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine
    Mar09

    German ambassador: Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” A top German diplomat says the United States has agreed not to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive aide for the time being.The German ambassador to the U.S., Peter Wittig, says in an Associated Press interview… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine president says 64 soldiers killed since Feb 15 ceasefire (AFP)
    Mar09

    Ukraine president says 64 soldiers killed since Feb 15 ceasefire (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A total of 64 soldiers have been killed in eastern Ukraine since a ceasefire deal between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels went into effect on February 15, President Petro Poroshenko said Monday. …read more Source: The West...

    Obama, European Council president meet on Ukraine
    Mar09

    Obama, European Council president meet on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” President Barack Obama and European Council President Donald Tusk are holding an Oval Office meeting to discuss the situation in Ukraine.In brief remarks ahead of their talks, Obama says trans-Atlantic unity is… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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