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    Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine to launch joint brigade in 2017
    Jan25

    Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine to launch joint brigade in 2017

    Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine Monday said a joint brigade of 4,000 troops would be operational next year, as the region maintains a wary eye on Russia and its role in the Ukraine conflict …read more Source: The Daily...

    France to ‘strengthen’ relations with Russia despite sanctions
    Jan25

    France to ‘strengthen’ relations with Russia despite sanctions

    France is working to strengthen its relations with Russia in spite of Western sanctions imposed against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said in Moscow Monday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia says open to good-faith talks with Ukraine on debt
    Jan22

    Russia says open to good-faith talks with Ukraine on debt

    Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday Moscow was open to “talks in good-faith” with Ukraine over the debt it owed to Russia …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kerry says effort and could faith could lead to Russian sanctions lifting
    Jan22

    Kerry says effort and could faith could lead to Russian sanctions lifting

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he believed that with effort and good faith on both sides it would be possible to implement the Minsk agreements on Ukraine in coming months to allow for a lifting of sanctions on Russia …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine acts to purge court system of bribery, corruption
    Jan22

    Ukraine acts to purge court system of bribery, corruption

    Ukraine’s constitutional court approved moves on Friday to stamp out political meddling in the judicial system and halt bribe-taking among judges, part of an anti-corruption drive to help secure aid and goodwill from vital international backers …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine fines Gazprom $3.5 bln, cites abuse of gas transit monopoly
    Jan22

    Ukraine fines Gazprom $3.5 bln, cites abuse of gas transit monopoly

    The head of Ukraine’s competition authority said Friday that the watchdog had decided to fine Russian gas company Gazprom 85 billion hryvnias ($3.5 billion) for abusing its monopoly on the Ukrainian gas transit market …read more Source: The Daily...

    Germany’s Steinmeier says solving Ukraine conflict key for CEE security
    Jan21

    Germany’s Steinmeier says solving Ukraine conflict key for CEE security

    Germany’s input in improving security in the eastern European part of NATO alliance should be its help in resolving the conflict in Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kerry visits Switzerland for talks with Russian counterpart
    Jan20

    Kerry visits Switzerland for talks with Russian counterpart

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Switzerland for talks with Russia’s foreign minister on Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine ramps up peace talks with French, German envoys
    Jan19

    Ukraine ramps up peace talks with French, German envoys

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held talks with top German and French diplomats in a push to end the uneasy stalemate in the former Soviet nation’s 21-month pro-Russian separatist conflict …read more Source: The Daily...

    Winter freeze leaves 300 Ukraine towns without power
    Jan19

    Winter freeze leaves 300 Ukraine towns without power

    Almost 300 Ukrainian towns were left without power Tuesday while snowdrifts and blizzards trapped hundreds of vehicles and dozens of ambulances across the former Soviet state …read more Source: The Daily...

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