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    Vladimir Putin, oil, rouble all headed for 63 – or why Russia is shrugging off sanctions
    Dec02

    Vladimir Putin, oil, rouble all headed for 63 – or why Russia is shrugging off sanctions

    Despite a worsening economy, Russians are laughing off Western sanctions aimed at getting Russia to change course on Ukraine. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    NATO ministers boost support for Ukraine (AFP)
    Dec02

    NATO ministers boost support for Ukraine (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO foreign ministers approved fresh support for Ukraine and condemned Russia Tuesday for backing pro-Moscow rebels as the alliance signed off on its new training mission in Afghanistan. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine, Russian rebels reach airport truce
    Dec02

    Ukraine, Russian rebels reach airport truce

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to a truce at Donetsk airport – ground zero in a war that has killed more than 4000 people. …read more Source:...

    Truce reached for Ukraine airport
    Dec02

    Truce reached for Ukraine airport

    UKRAINE and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to a temporary ceasefire at rebel-held Donetsk airport where fierce fighting has raged since May. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine names US national Jaresko as finance minister (AFP)
    Dec02

    Ukraine names US national Jaresko as finance minister (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday confirmed US national Natalia Jaresko as finance minister while handing the economy portfolio to Lithuanian investment banker Aivaras Abromavicius in a new government designed to sweep out graft. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine lawmakers reappoint defence, foreign ministers to new government (AFP)
    Dec02

    Ukraine lawmakers reappoint defence, foreign ministers to new government (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine lawmakers on Tuesday reappointed the current defence and foreign ministers to a new government formed after an October election put a new pro-Western coalition in charge of parliament. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia admit recession likely to hit in 2015
    Dec02

    Russia admit recession likely to hit in 2015

    Low oil prices and sanctions imposed on Moscow over Ukraine will send the Russian economy into recession next year, government officials said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), a dramatic change to an earlier forecast of 1.2 percent gross domestic product growth. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree on ceasefire
    Dec02

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree on ceasefire

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko nominated his foreign and defence ministers for new terms on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), signalling a major change in policy is unlikely in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source:...

    NATO ministers condemn Russia, support Ukraine
    Dec02

    NATO ministers condemn Russia, support Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” NATO foreign ministers are condemning what they call Russia’s “continued and deliberate destabilization” in Ukraine, and announcing new assistance for Ukraine’s military.The ministers, meeting in Brussels, spoke… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    New Cease-fire for Ukraines Luhansk Region
    Dec02

    New Cease-fire for Ukraines Luhansk Region

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed “in principle” to a new cease-fire effective Dec. … …read more Source: Big News...

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