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Poroshenko hails Ukraine ‘warriors’ freed by rebels (AFP)
Dec27

Poroshenko hails Ukraine ‘warriors’ freed by rebels (AFP)

Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday welcomed home as heroes 145 soldiers freed by pro-Russian rebels during the largest prisoner swap of the eight-month separatist war. …read more Source: The West...

Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies
Dec27

Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies

Moscow promised to resume shipping coal and provide electricity to Ukraine for the first time in three years despite Kiev’s failure to guarantee energy supplies to Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: Channel...

Kiev, rebels swap hundreds of prisoners
Dec27

Kiev, rebels swap hundreds of prisoners

Prisoners from the self-proclaimed ‘People’s Republic of Donetsk’ stand next to a Ukrainain soldier during a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Yasinovataya, near Donetsk. — AFP photo Exchange of 222 guerrillas and 145 Ukrainian troops part of new push for peace KOSTYANTYNIVKA ,...

Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies
Dec27

Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies

KIEV (AFP) – Moscow promised on Saturday to resume shipping coal and provide electricity to Ukraine for the first time in three years despite Kievs failure to guarantee energy supplies to Russian-occupied Crimea.Russian President Vladimir Putins unexpected decision was announced just a day after Ukraine upped pressure on the breakaway Black...

Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies (AFP)
Dec27

Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies (AFP)

Kiev (AFP) – Moscow promised on Saturday to resume shipping coal and provide electricity to Ukraine for the first time in three years despite Kiev’s failure to guarantee energy supplies to Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: The West...

After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer
Dec27

After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer

From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. Almost all of the major confrontations, such as the battle with Islamic State militants, the West’s stand-off with Russia over Ukraine and the fight against Ebola, will...

Belarus’ Lukashenko dismisses prime minister and top ministers
Dec27

Belarus’ Lukashenko dismisses prime minister and top ministers

MINSK – Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the country’s prime minister, central bank head and other top ministers, the presidential press service said on Saturday, in the biggest government reshuffle since 2010.The shake-up follows Belarussian moves to protect its economy, run along Soviet-style command lines by...

‘Welcome to the media war’: Ukraine moves to counter Russian spin (AFP)
Dec27

‘Welcome to the media war’: Ukraine moves to counter Russian spin (AFP)

Debaltseve (Ukraine) (AFP) – Donning bullet-proof jackets, a score of foreign journalists clamber aboard an armoured vehicle headed for Ukraine’s front line as Kiev flexes muscle in the propaganda war with Russia. …read more Source: The West...

Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine
Dec27

Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine

MOSCOW/KIEV – Russia has agreed on a new deal to supply coal and electricity to Ukraine, which is struggling with a lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east, Russian officials said on Saturday.The move comes a day after Kiev said it would suspend train and bus services to Crimea, effectively...

Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary
Dec27

Ukraine says Crimea transport halt temporary

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” A Ukrainian security official says suspension of transport connections with Crimea is expected to be only a temporary measure.Ukraine on Friday blocked rail and bus travel between the mainland and the peninsula… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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