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    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...

    Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas ‘blackmail’ (AFP)
    Mar15

    Poland and Ukraine warn could Russia use gas ‘blackmail’ (AFP)

    Warsaw (AFP) – Poland and Ukraine said Wednesday they would take legal action against Russian plans for a second gas pipeline to the EU, a project they allege Moscow could use for political “blackmail”. …read more Source: The West...

    Merkel visit to Russia lined up: Kremlin (AFP)
    Mar15

    Merkel visit to Russia lined up: Kremlin (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin set to cover the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory
    Mar15

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukraine’s Security and Defense Council has announced a full transport blockade on rebel-held areas in the east of the country that is likely to cause severe economic disruption.The president of Security and Defense… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine may arrest Russia’s wheelchair-confined Eurovision singer Yulia Samoylova
    Mar14

    Ukraine may arrest Russia’s wheelchair-confined Eurovision singer Yulia Samoylova

    Ukraine said Monday that it may bar Russia’s contestant from entering, on the grounds that she illegally toured Crimea after Moscow annexed the peninsula in 2014. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

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