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    EU, Russia, Ukraine leaders to meet in Minsk
    Aug26

    EU, Russia, Ukraine leaders to meet in Minsk

    Senior figures from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will meet in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, today (26 August) to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, and Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, are meeting this afternoon. The summit will also...

    [Ticker] Ukraine to hold parliament elections on 26 October
    Aug26

    [Ticker] Ukraine to hold parliament elections on 26 October

    Ukraine president Poroshenko said Monday he plans to hold parliamentary elections on 26 October despite the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine. The vote is designed to sweep away MPs dating from the pre-revolutionary period of former leader Yanukovych. Poroshenko also promised to ratify an EU free trade deal in mid-September. …read more...

    Ukrainian snap elections to 'cleanse' parliament
    Aug26

    Ukrainian snap elections to 'cleanse' parliament

    Author(s): NEOnline | KT poroschenko_ukraine.jpg Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October, in order to “cleanse” the parliament from separatist sympathisers. Poroshenko is meeting today with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, at a summit in Minsk, capital of Belarus. In a statement...

    “Serbia can be neutral mediator in crisis”
    Aug26

    “Serbia can be neutral mediator in crisis”

    Lamberto Zannier believes that Serbia, as the next chairman of the OSCE, “will be able to continue Switzerland’s efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.””Neutral Switzerland chairs the OSCE this year, and Serbia – an official candidate for membership in the EU – will replace it during 2015,” reports the...

    Polish volunteer dies fighting rebels in Ukraine
    Aug26

    Polish volunteer dies fighting rebels in Ukraine

    48 year-old Pole Leonid Smoliński died on August 12 during an ambush by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, while fighting on the Ukrainian side as a volunteer. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Ukraine says video shows Russian soldiers detained in east Ukraine
    Aug26

    Ukraine says video shows Russian soldiers detained in east Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian security services on Monday released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen who were captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine president calls snap elections
    Aug26

    Ukraine president calls snap elections

    Petro Poroshenko calls early elections as United States warns of a “significant escalation” in conflict between Russia and Ukraine ahead of key meeting Tuesday …read more Source: The...

    Russians in Ukraine ‘by accident’
    Aug26

    Russians in Ukraine ‘by accident’

    A group of Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine had crossed the border “by accident”, Russian military sources are quoted as saying. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU summit to discuss Ukraine
    Aug26

    [Ticker] EU summit to discuss Ukraine

    Ukraine leader Poroshenko told EU Council chief Van Rompuy by phone Monday of his concern that Russian armoured vehicles keep entering Ukraine and that Russia plans to send a second, unilateral “aid” convoy to rebels. Poroshenko is to attend an EU summit in Brussels on Saturday “to discuss the situation”. …read more...

    Little hope of progress as Putin and Poroshenko prepare to meet in Minsk
    Aug26

    Little hope of progress as Putin and Poroshenko prepare to meet in Minsk

    US National Security Advisor Susan Rice has accused Russia of escalating its military incursions into Ukraine with air defence systems and dozens of… …read more Source:...

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