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    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists
    Dec02

    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he aims to spend 5 percent of gross domestic product on defense and security next year, to bolster the army’s fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane
    Dec02

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane

    ‘I believe Turkey has done everything possible to avoid confrontation and to ease tensions with Russia afterwards,’ Ukrainian envoy says …read more Source: Anadolu...

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold NATO foreign ministers invited tiny Montenegro on Wednesday to join their military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the US-led bloc further into the Balkans would be a provocation. In a scripted session at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels,...

    Russia says likely to curb Ukraine imports over EU pact
    Dec01

    Russia says likely to curb Ukraine imports over EU pact

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports from January after EU-brokered talks failed to find a compromise Tuesday, exactly a month before the launch of an EU-Ukraine free trade pact that Russia opposes …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russian senator accuses Ankara, NATO of Crimea blackout
    Dec01

    Russian senator accuses Ankara, NATO of Crimea blackout

    According to senator from Crimea in Federal Council, the situation in Crimea is neither blackout nor economic blockade, but the aftermath of a terror act, in which Turkey is involved …read more Source: World...

    Russia: Old foe or new ally?
    Dec01

    Russia: Old foe or new ally?

    Former Motherland party representative Natalia Narochnitskaya over Russia’s stance on Ukraine, ISIL and Syria. …read more Source: AL...

    Qatar’s arms aid found in terrorists’ positions in Syria’s Lattakia
    Dec01

    Qatar’s arms aid found in terrorists’ positions in Syria’s Lattakia

    Pro-government troops in Syria discovered weapons, munitions and food parcels in recently-captured territories in Lattakia Province that have been supplied by Qatar to the terrorist groups. Syrian army sources said that a large volume of ammunition, including tens of mortar shells, that had been supplied by Qatar to the terrorist groups in the...

    Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange
    Dec01

    Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange

    President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine offers to increase food exports to Turkey
    Dec01

    Ukraine offers to increase food exports to Turkey

    The increase of food exports follows Russian sanctions in wake of shooting down of warplane …read more Source: World...

    Turkey says won’t apologize to Russia over jet downing
    Dec01

    Turkey says won’t apologize to Russia over jet downing

    Ankara has ruled out offering an apology to Moscow over Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet near the Syrian border, repeating its claim that the move had been defensive in nature. According to Press TV, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that Russia is not entitled to ask Turkey for an apology over the latter’s...

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