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    Ukraine rebels plan votes in blow to Poroshenko truce (AFP)
    Sep23

    Ukraine rebels plan votes in blow to Poroshenko truce (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels defiantly announced Tuesday they will stage their own elections in just six weeks, raising the stakes in a standoff with Kiev despite both sides moving to end five months of deadly fighting. …read more Source: The West...

    Rebels vow to hold own elections
    Sep23

    Rebels vow to hold own elections

    PRO-RUSSIAN rebels have defiantly announced they will stage their own elections in November, despite just signing a peace deal with Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine rebels plan votes despite truce (AFP)
    Sep23

    Ukraine rebels plan votes despite truce (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels defiantly announced Tuesday they will stage their own elections in just six weeks, raising the stakes in a standoff with Kiev despite both sides moving to end five months of deadly fighting. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia keen to keep Ukraine off UN radar
    Sep23

    Russia keen to keep Ukraine off UN radar

    WESTERN and Arab allies are consumed by the Islamic State and Ebola. That’s probably just fine with Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: THE...

    Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat
    Sep23

    Germany pushes for solution to Ukraine gas spat

    BERLIN (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for a solution to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine ahead of a meeting of the two countries’ energy ministers this week.Though Merkel noted “small successes”… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine rebels start pullback under peace deal (AFP)
    Sep23

    Ukraine rebels start pullback under peace deal (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian rebels said Tuesday they were starting to withdraw their big guns from the frontline in eastern Ukraine under a peace plan forged with Kiev aimed at ending five months of conflict. …read more Source: The West...

    Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine (AFP)
    Sep23

    Pro-Russia rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – The prime minister of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk said Tuesday that rebels have removed artillery from frontline areas where Ukraine had also withdrawn, in line with a peace plan signed Saturday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian envoy sees end to Ukraine crisis
    Sep23

    Russian envoy sees end to Ukraine crisis

    NEW YORK (AP) Russia’s U.N. ambassador said he expects this week’s gathering of world leaders to be difficult, but asserted that the crisis over Ukraine which he blamed on the United States was moving toward a solution.Vitaly… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine retreats from front line in ‘New Russia’
    Sep23

    Ukraine retreats from front line in ‘New Russia’

    The Russian-backed territory of “Novorossiya” in Ukraine has moved closer to de facto independence after Ukrainian troops and rebel militias began to retreat from the conflict’s frontline. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Japan postpones plan for Putin visit: reports
    Sep23

    Japan postpones plan for Putin visit: reports

    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has dropped plans to host Russian president Vladimir Putin in Japan this year due to friction after Tokyo imposed sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, media reports said. …read more Source: ABC...

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