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    Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Mar04

    Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday warned Russia that they were ready to step up sanctions if there were further violations of a ceasefire agreement in Ukraine, officials said. …read more Source:...

    US military chief backs arming Ukraine against separatists
    Mar04

    US military chief backs arming Ukraine against separatists

    General Martin Dempsey: ‘We should absolutely consider lethal aid’Comments echo those of new Pentagon chief Ashton CarterThe US military’s top-ranking officer has called for Washington to arm Ukraine in its battle with pro-Russian forces, saying he favours doing so through Nato. Related: Ukraine: US considers military help for Kiev as...

    Fact Checking the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
    Mar03

    Fact Checking the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

    Image by Bart van de Biezen on Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. This is the first in a series of posts where RuNet Echo talks to the people behind several fact-checking projects in eastern Ukraine. Amid the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, an information war between Russia and Ukraine has raged online and in the media. Much of the information warfare...

    Mourners bid farewell to Boris Nemtsov, but fear their hopes have died with him
    Mar03

    Mourners bid farewell to Boris Nemtsov, but fear their hopes have died with him

    Thousands queue to pay respects to Putin opponent on icy Moscow day, but many voice fears about what the future holds for RussiaAs the hearse containing Boris Nemtsov’s coffin pulled away, mourners tossed flowers and chants rang out. “Russia will be free!” they cried. “Russia without Putin!” Despite the fighting talk, however, there was an...

    Western leaders want ‘strong reaction’ if major violation of Minsk deal
    Mar03

    Western leaders want ‘strong reaction’ if major violation of Minsk deal

    Washington and its European allies discussed the state of the Ukraine conflict in a video conference. They agreed that a firm reaction is necessary if there’s any major break in the truce. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Obama, European leaders discuss Ukraine, global security
    Mar03

    Obama, European leaders discuss Ukraine, global security

    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders held a video conference on Tuesday to discuss the Ukraine crisis, and France said all agreed that a “strong reaction” would be necessary if the ceasefire reached last month in Minsk was violated. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine raises interest rates to 30%
    Mar03

    Ukraine raises interest rates to 30%

    Ukraine’s central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency. …read more Source:...

    MH17 families view plane wreckage
    Mar03

    MH17 families view plane wreckage

    Families of passengers who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine, view the wreckage of the plane at a Dutch air base. …read more Source:...

    Portugal named in Bloomberg ‘misery’ list
    Mar03

    Portugal named in Bloomberg ‘misery’ list

    A list of countries where the future financial outlook appears glum has been compiled by Bloomberg, the financial data and media company. Heading the list were Venezuela, Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and Greece which, it said, were “the five most painful economies in which to live and work”. …read more Source: Algarve Daily...

    National Defence Council appreciates Ukraine’s opening following Romania’s support
    Mar03

    National Defence Council appreciates Ukraine’s opening following Romania’s support

    The members of the Supreme Council for Country’s Defence (CSAT) appreciated in their Tuesday meeting that Romania’s consistent support to Ukraine marked an unprecedented opening of authorities in Kiev to cooperation with Romania, the Presidential Administration stated. …read more Source:...

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