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    Putin can choose a path to end sanctions: Kerry (AFP)
    Dec16

    Putin can choose a path to end sanctions: Kerry (AFP)

    London (AFP) – US and European sanctions against Russia could be lifted within days if President Vladimir Putin makes the right choices in Ukraine, top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    First full overnight truce in Ukraine’s rebel east
    Dec16

    First full overnight truce in Ukraine’s rebel east

    Ukraine’s separatist east passed the night into Tuesday (local time) without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the first such stretch of calm as a positive sign for the next steps in a peace plan. read more …read more Source: Otago Daily...

    Ukraine ministers pledge corruption fight to win aid (AFP)
    Dec16

    Ukraine ministers pledge corruption fight to win aid (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – Top Ukraine ministers vowed Tuesday to root out graft in what they called the most corrupt country in Europe to meet the demands made by international partners before they stump up more aid. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine PM $10B Needed to Avoid Bankruptcy
    Dec16

    Ukraine PM $10B Needed to Avoid Bankruptcy

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country urgently needs $10 billion to avoid bankruptcy. After meeting with European Union ministers in Brussels Monday, reporters asked Yatsenyuk … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine presses EU for more aid, blasts Russia (AFP)
    Dec16

    Ukraine presses EU for more aid, blasts Russia (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – Ukraine used the first meeting Monday of a landmark council with the EU to press for more financial support as it pushed ahead with reforms in the face of Russian “aggression.” …read more Source: The West...

    US lawmakers press Obama to back Russian sanctions
    Dec16

    US lawmakers press Obama to back Russian sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” Republicans and Democrats spoke with one voice on Monday in pressing President Barack Obama to sign legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia while providing weapons and other assistance to Ukraine.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia Detains Suspects After Lenin Monument Painted Ukrainian Colors
    Dec15

    Russia Detains Suspects After Lenin Monument Painted Ukrainian Colors

    Authorities in Novosibirsk say suspects accused of painting the colors of the Ukrainian flag on a monument to Lenin in the Russian city have been detained. Activists sprayed yellow and blue paint on … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine prime minister asks NATO, EU for more help
    Dec15

    Ukraine prime minister asks NATO, EU for more help

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” Ukraine’s prime minister on Monday asked NATO to do more to help his country’s military, which has been unable to quell a pro-Russian insurgency, and called for an urgent increase in financial aid from the European… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    UN: Ukraine forces, rebels using torture
    Dec15

    UN: Ukraine forces, rebels using torture

    The United Nations has released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians. …read more Source:...

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows economic pain

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery.In… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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