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    US alarmed by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine
    Dec21

    US alarmed by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” The Obama administration says it is alarmed by a spike in violence in eastern Ukraine.It is blaming Russia for the conflict’s highest two-day casualty figures in the last 18 months.State Department spokesman… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    US sanctions more Russian companies, people linked to Crimea
    Dec20

    US sanctions more Russian companies, people linked to Crimea

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” The U.S. government says it has extended the economic sanctions on Russia to include eight more entities and seven individuals linked to the annexation of Crimea.The Treasury Department said Tuesday that this is… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine pours $500 mn into nationalised bank (AFP)
    Dec20

    Ukraine pours $500 mn into nationalised bank (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s central bank on Tuesday poured more than half a billion dollars into the country’s largest bank after nationalising it in a bid to avert its collapse and a financial meltdown. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce (AFP)
    Dec20

    NATO urges Russia to prod Ukraine rebels to honour truce (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO on Monday urged Russia to use its clout with insurgents in eastern Ukraine to make a troubled truce stick, as the two sides held talks to defuse the worst tensions since the Cold War. …read more Source: The West...

    EU extend Russia sanctions by another 6 months
    Dec19

    EU extend Russia sanctions by another 6 months

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” The European Union has extended its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine.Monday’s official decision came in the wake of last week’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine nationalizes largest bank after stability concerns
    Dec19

    Ukraine nationalizes largest bank after stability concerns

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukraine is nationalizing its largest bank following concerns over its stability.The cabinet agreed late Sunday to move PrivatBank into full state ownership, saying the move was carried out “in close coordination with… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    5 Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Dec19

    5 Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukrainian officials say five soldiers have been killed in the latest outburst of fighting with pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine.Ukraine and the rebels traded accusations over the hostilities that erupted late Sunday.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine says five troops killed in worst clash in months (AFP)
    Dec18

    Ukraine says five troops killed in worst clash in months (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine said five of its troops were killed Sunday by pro-Russian insurgents in the bloodiest clash in the war-scarred ex-Soviet republic in months. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia to appeal as Dutch court orders return of Scythian gold to Ukraine
    Dec17

    Russia to appeal as Dutch court orders return of Scythian gold to Ukraine

    While government officials have lashed out at the decision, there is no unanimous opinion among Russian cultural figures on whether or not a collection of 500 ancient treasures loaned to the Netherlan …read more Source: Big News...

    Dutch PM Confident Parliament Will Pass EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec17

    Dutch PM Confident Parliament Will Pass EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he is confident parliament will approve a compromise he secured from other European Union leaders on an EU-Ukraine pact. Ruttes government on December 16 prepare …read more Source: Big News...

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