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    Vladimir Putin: there is Russian military presence in Ukraine – video
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin: there is Russian military presence in Ukraine – video

    Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russian military personnel are operating in Ukraine. Speaking on Thursday during the Russian president’s annual press conference, Putin says he wants an end to the conflict in Ukraine and says Russia will not impose sanctions … …read more Source: The...

    Vladimir Putin: Political solution on Syria is possible
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin: Political solution on Syria is possible

    Vladimir Putin will support U.S. efforts to defeat Islamic State but Moscow would never agree to outside forces deciding who should govern Syria, the Russian president said Thursday. Speaking at his end-of-year news conference, Putin said Moscow supports the draft United Nations Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions against those...

    IMF rules Ukraine must repay Russian bond
    Dec17

    IMF rules Ukraine must repay Russian bond

    The International Monetary Fund ruled Wednesday that Ukraine must repay a $3 billion bond bought by Russia in 2013. Kiev had been trying to force Moscow to accept restructuring terms agreed with U.S. investment firm Franklin Templeton but Russia insisted that the debt, which matures Sunday, must be paid in full. The IMF has decided that the money...

    [Ticker] Putin admits ‘military’ tasks in Ukraine
    Dec17

    [Ticker] Putin admits ‘military’ tasks in Ukraine

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin told an annual TV conference Thursday: “We never said there were no people there [Ukraine] who were carrying out certain tasks including in the military sphere … But that does not mean there are Russian troops there, feel the difference.” He previously denied any military involvement. …read...

    PrivatBank in Latvia promises to cooperated fully with the Finance Commission
    Dec17

    PrivatBank in Latvia promises to cooperated fully with the Finance Commission

    Ukraine’s PrivatBank has promised to cooperate fully with the Finance and Capital Market Commission (FKTK) in improving its system of internal controls, the bank has informed LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Putin admits Russian military presence in Ukraine for first time
    Dec17

    Putin admits Russian military presence in Ukraine for first time

    Russian president concedes military intelligence officers were operating in the country but insists it’s not the same as regular Russian troopsVladimir Putin has for the first time admitted the presence of Russian military specialists in east Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly denied a military presence in the conflict, despite overwhelming...

    Why Europe shouldn’t cooperate with Russia’s economic bloc
    Dec17

    Why Europe shouldn’t cooperate with Russia’s economic bloc

    There are several encouraging developments in the European Union’s position on Ukraine and Russia. This week, EU leaders are expected to renew sanctions against Russia for its ongoing invasion of and aggression against Ukraine. Effective next month, the EU’s trade deal with Ukraine will kick in, after a year’s delay to placate...

    Savchenko Goes on Hunger Strike Again
    Dec17

    Savchenko Goes on Hunger Strike Again

    The Russian court has extended custody of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko until April 16, 2016. …read more Source:...

    Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing ‘certain military tasks’
    Dec17

    Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing ‘certain military tasks’

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did have personnel in eastern Ukraine who were carrying out certain military tasks but denied Moscow had deployed regular troops there. …read more Source:...

    Border service plenipotentiaries to resolve problems at Belarusian-Ukrainian border
    Dec17

    Border service plenipotentiaries to resolve problems at Belarusian-Ukrainian border

    The document was signed in Kiev on 4 May 2015. It will stay in effect until Belarus and Ukraine sign the agreement on the state border regime. …read more Source:...

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