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    Ukraine claims fighter plane shot down by Russian missile
    Jul17

    Ukraine claims fighter plane shot down by Russian missile

    Strike on jet comes amid accusations that Russia’s armed forces are implicated in attacks on Ukrainian troopsA spokesman for Ukraine’s security council says an air force fighter jet has been shot down by a missile fired from a Russian plane.Ukrainian officials have recently accused Russia’s armed forces of being directly...

    EU power struggle over foreign policy chief role ends in deadlock
    Jul17

    EU power struggle over foreign policy chief role ends in deadlock

    Van Rompuy criticised for calling premature summit as Poland and Baltic states oppose Federica Mogherini over Russia tiesEuropean leaders have failed to agree on who should fill the top jobs running the EU for the next five years. A special summit in Brussels called to reach a deal on a complicated package of appointments broke up early on...

    Vladimir Putin condemns latest US sanctions against Russia
    Jul17

    Vladimir Putin condemns latest US sanctions against Russia

    Russian president says sanctions announced on Wednesday will strain bilateral relations and hurt Russian and US businessesVladimir Putin lamented the latest round of US sanctions against Russia on Thursday after Barack Obama increased economic pressure over the Ukraine crisis.The Russian president said the sanctions, announced late on Wednesday,...

    Russian stock market hit by new sanctions over Ukraine – business live
    Jul17

    Russian stock market hit by new sanctions over Ukraine – business live

    Moscow stock index falls 2% in early trading after US announces tougher sanctions against Russia for supporting Ukrainian separatists. 7.55am BSTThere was an early rush of selling on the Moscow stock market, as this graph of the MICEX this week shows: 7.48am BSTGood morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the financial markets, the world...

    EU leaders fail to settle on who will be new foreign policy chief
    Jul17

    EU leaders fail to settle on who will be new foreign policy chief

    Leaders will meet in August to decide Catherine Ashton’s successor, with Federica Mogherini one potential candidateEuropean Union leaders failed to agree on who should get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc’s new foreign policy chief to succeed Catherine Ashton, who also chairs the international negotiations on Iran’s...

    US threatens ‘provocative’ Russia with further sanctions
    Jul17

    US threatens ‘provocative’ Russia with further sanctions

    Washington says it could expand the scope and target list if Russia continues ‘provocative’ behaviour in UkraineThe United States warned on Wednesday that it could expand the scope and target list of its new sanctions against Russia if Moscow continues “provocative” behavior in Ukraine. A senior US administration official...

    EU in east-west power struggle over who should become foreign policy chief
    Jul16

    EU in east-west power struggle over who should become foreign policy chief

    Contender Federica Mogherini, regarded as overly pro-Russian in Ukraine crisis, faces opposition from Poland and Baltic statesThe long arm of the Kremlin extended into the very centre of European politics on Wednesday as the EU became embroiled in an east-west power struggle over who should become the new face of the union’s foreign...

    EU poised to cut funding to Russia and widen sanctions over Ukraine conflict
    Jul16

    EU poised to cut funding to Russia and widen sanctions over Ukraine conflict

    Moscow faces bank curbs over new public-sector projects, and more asset-freezing for firms ‘undermining Ukraine sovereignty’The European Union is expected to cut off large-scale financing to Russia and widen sanctions against companies at a summit on Wednesday evening, blaming Moscow for supporting the increasingly bloody conflict in...

    ‘I was a separatist fighter in Ukraine’
    Jul15

    ‘I was a separatist fighter in Ukraine’

    Artur Gasparyan, 24, is from Spitak in Armenia. In May, he says he was recruited in Moscow to fight in eastern Ukraine. Now back in the Russian capital, he spoke to Mumin Shakirov About 10 guys showed up at a meeting somewhere near VDNKh [the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in northern Moscow]. We spoke in the entrance arch of a residential...

    Ukrainian president blames Russian troops after transport plane shot down
    Jul14

    Ukrainian president blames Russian troops after transport plane shot down

    Petro Poroshenko claims serving Russian military officers are taking part in operations in east UkraineUkraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has claimed that serving Russian military officers are taking part in operations in east Ukraine, after an An-26 transport plane was reportedly shot down near the border.A statement on the...

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