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EU extends sanctions on three Ukraine embezzlement suspects
Jun06

EU extends sanctions on three Ukraine embezzlement suspects

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has extended sanctions imposed on three people Ukraine suspects of having embezzled funds under former President Viktor Yanukovich, according to a legal notice published on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

Don’t be afraid of Russia, Putin tells West
Jun06

Don’t be afraid of Russia, Putin tells West

Russia is not a threat to the West, President Vladimir Putin insisted in an interview published today, saying that he supported a Ukraine peace deal following a fresh outbreak of violence in the east of the ex-Soviet country. “I would like to say – there’s no need to be afraid of Russia,” Putin told Italian newspaper...

Russian President says Russia fully backs peace agreements
Jun06

Russian President says Russia fully backs peace agreements

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia fully backs the Minsk peace agreements in Ukraine, but progress is being stalled by Kiev. In an interview he said Russia is interested in and will strive to ensure the full and unconditional implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Putin said that large-scale hostilities in eastern Ukraine had on...

Don’t be afraid of Russia, Putin tells West (AFP)
Jun06

Don’t be afraid of Russia, Putin tells West (AFP)

Moscow (AFP) – Russia is not a threat to the West, President Vladimir Putin insisted in an interview published on Saturday, saying that he supported a Ukraine peace deal following a fresh outbreak of violence in the east of the ex-Soviet country. …read more Source: The West...

Russia, Dutch foreign minister pushes for MH17 prosecution
Jun06

Russia, Dutch foreign minister pushes for MH17 prosecution

AMSTERDAM: Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has discussed with his Russian counterpart efforts to prosecute suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flights MH17, his office said in a statement late on Friday. During a visit to Moscow Koenders also discussed a Russian blacklist of European politicians during a meeting with his counterpart...

No Need to be Afraid of Russia: Vladimir Putin to West
Jun06

No Need to be Afraid of Russia: Vladimir Putin to West

Russia is not a threat to the West, President Vladimir Putin insisted in an interview published today, saying that he supported a Ukraine peace deal following a fresh outbreak of violence in the east … …read more Source:...

Putin Says Russia Is Committed to Ukraine Peace Deal
Jun06

Putin Says Russia Is Committed to Ukraine Peace Deal

Moscow. Russia fully backs the Minsk peace agreements in Ukraine, but progress is being stalled by Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on Saturday. “Russia is interested in and will strive to ensure the full and unconditional implementation of the Minsk Agreements,” he said,...

U.N. seeks to shore up Ukraine truce as fighting flares
Jun06

U.N. seeks to shore up Ukraine truce as fighting flares

The United Nations on Friday urged Ukraine’s warring parties to respect their increasingly shaky cease-fire as they accused each other of jeopardizing the truce. Speaking as the European Union prepared to strengthen its sanctions on Russia for its role in the conflict, U.N. political chief Jeffrey Feltman warned the Security Council meeting...

Obama, Poroshenko voice deep concern about fighting in Ukraine
Jun06

Obama, Poroshenko voice deep concern about fighting in Ukraine

Obama and his Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko on Friday expressed their “deep concern” about the recent violence in eastern Ukraine and called on Russia to abide by a ceasefire accord reached in February. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/06/c_134301707.htm target=_blank title="Obama,...

West, Russia trade accusations at U.N. over new Ukraine violence
Jun06

West, Russia trade accusations at U.N. over new Ukraine violence

Both sides of the conflict were putting civilians at risk as the security situation deteriorates, OSCE saidRebels order weapons pull-back as Ukraine says armor arrivingUkraine begins offensive against rebels while U.S. weighs arms aidLeaders scramble to avert ‘dramatic spiral’ in UkraineOutraging Russia, Ukraine takes big step toward...

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