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    Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover (AFP)
    Mar18

    Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a “crime”. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover (AFP)
    Mar18

    Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a “crime”. …read more Source: The West...

    German FM: Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    German FM: Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions

    Trumps positive comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin during his campaign for the White House last year have made Ukrainian officials nervous that he might be inclined to relax the economic …read more Source: Big News...

    Trade war drives fresh wedge between Ukraine and rebels (AFP)
    Mar17

    Trade war drives fresh wedge between Ukraine and rebels (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – It was always an uncomfortable paradox for Ukraine’s warring sides: while Kiev and Russian-backed rebels battled each other for nearly three years, trade kept flowing across the frontline. …read more Source: The West...

    Kremlin says Ukraine cuts off rebel east with its own hands
    Mar17

    Kremlin says Ukraine cuts off rebel east with its own hands

    MOSCOW (AP) ” The Kremlin says that Ukraine is ruining its own territorial integrity with a blockade of rebel regions in the east.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that Moscow is watching with… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan (AFP)
    Mar17

    Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan (AFP)

    Almaty (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – The trial in absentia of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive banker and Kazakh opposition figure wanted on embezzlement charges by Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine began Friday, a court in the Central Asian country said. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned banks (AFP)
    Mar16

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian state-owned banks (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine slapped sanctions on Russian state-owned banks operating in the country on Thursday, ratcheting up tensions with Moscow amid a bitter trade war with Kremlin-backed rebels in the east. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian banks
    Mar16

    Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian banks

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order imposing sanctions on Russian-owned banks, the latest action designed to protest against Russian support for separatists in the east of the country.The move… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year
    Mar16

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year

    VIENNA – The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday that its monitoring mission to Ukraine will be extended by one year. The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consen …read more Source: Big News...

    EU approves $638 million loan for Ukraine
    Mar16

    EU approves $638 million loan for Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union’s executive has approved a 600 million-euro ($638 million) loan to Ukraine, part of a program meant to help the country implement reforms and support its economy.The EU’s executive Commission said… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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