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    Putin says Russia-Ukraine war unlikely
    Feb24

    Putin says Russia-Ukraine war unlikely

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said war with neighbouring Ukraine is unlikely, according to media reports. Asked in an interview with Russian state television if he thought the current situation could lead to war, Putin said on Monday: “I think that such an apocalyptic scenario is unlikely and I hope that it will never...

    Ukraine crisis tops UN Security Council agenda
    Feb24

    Ukraine crisis tops UN Security Council agenda

    Western powers and Ukraine blame Russia for conflict that has cost about 5,700 lives and displaced 1.7 million. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine crisis tops UN Security Council agenda
    Feb24

    Ukraine crisis tops UN Security Council agenda

    The violence in Ukraine was top of the agenda at the United Nations Security Council’s open debate on peace and security. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin were both in attendance. On the sidelines of the conference, Klimkin told Al Jazeera that he wants EU or UN monitors to be sent to...

    Rebels Celebrate Victory Over Ukrainian Forces at Debaltseve
    Feb24

    Rebels Celebrate Victory Over Ukrainian Forces at Debaltseve

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine celebrated their victory over Ukrainian forces at Debaltseve Monday with parades and a huge rally in the nearby city of Donetsk. The festivities in the Russian-speaking city came as the Kyiv government asked the United Nations Security Council to deploy peacekeepers to the war-torn region. The Donetsk rally...

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb23

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons

    KIEV: Ukraine’s military said on Monday it could not start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east as required under a tenuous ceasefire because pro-Russian separatists who advanced last week were still attacking its positions. A truce to end fighting that has killed more than 5,600 people appeared stillborn last week...

    Putin says war between Russia and Ukraine unlikely
    Feb23

    Putin says war between Russia and Ukraine unlikely

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Russian defence spending likely to decrease due to sanctions
    Feb23

    Russian defence spending likely to decrease due to sanctions

    Monday, Feb 23, 2015 Abu Dhabi Russian defence budget is likely to shrink by about 10 per cent due to sanctions related to Ukraine issue and falling oil prices, a top executive from the Russian government owned Rostec said on Monday. Sergey Chemezov,… …read more Source:...

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
    Feb23

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

    By Pavel Polityuk and Anton Zverev Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. The Ukrainian military said it could not pull weapons from the front as required under the tenuous truce, as long as its troops...

    German Doctors Assess Jailed Ukraine Pilot on Hunger Strike
    Feb23

    German Doctors Assess Jailed Ukraine Pilot on Hunger Strike

    BERLIN—German doctors have been allowed to visit Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who has been on hunger strike for more than two months in a Russian jail, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. Savchenko, 33, was captured by pro-Russian forces and handed over eight months ago to Russia, where she was imprisoned on charges...

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
    Feb23

    Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

    Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine … …read more Source: Gulf...

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