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    EU unlikely to agree next week to prolong Russia sanctions
    Mar13

    EU unlikely to agree next week to prolong Russia sanctions

    European Union leaders are unlikely to reach agreement at their summit next week to prolong economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said on Friday. New sanctions on Russia are also off the table for now because EU governments want to give a chance to a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. But some of the EU’s...

    No EU unanimity on renewing Russia economic sanctions: official
    Mar13

    No EU unanimity on renewing Russia economic sanctions: official

    The European Union’s 28 governments have not reached an agreement on renewing economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official says …read more Source: The Daily...

    Rights Group Warns Ukraine Travel Restrictions Impede Health Care
    Mar13

    Rights Group Warns Ukraine Travel Restrictions Impede Health Care

    The U.S.-based group Human Rights Watch says travel restrictions imposed by the government of Ukraine have contributed… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine requests UN peacekeeping mission
    Mar13

    Ukraine requests UN peacekeeping mission

    Ukraine says it has placed a formal request with the UN for a peacekeeping mission to be deployed in its eastern regions, where a cease-fire between government and Russian-backed separatist forces is in place …read more Source: The Daily...

    South complains about lack of solidarity on EEZ issue
    Mar13

    South complains about lack of solidarity on EEZ issue

    South Cyprus Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides has expressed the South’s disappointment and regret over the fact that not all EU member countries showed support regarding the “violations” of the country’s sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by Turkey. “Solidarity among partners is a two-way street. On the...

    Third ally of ousted Ukraine leader found dead
    Mar13

    Third ally of ousted Ukraine leader found dead

    Oleksandr Peklushenko was second pro-Yanukovych official to apparently shoot himself this week …read more Source:...

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine
    Mar13

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

    Germany’s top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a “dangerous, permanent escalation” of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Thursday in Washington after talks with U.S....

    Poland to hold countrywide defence drills
    Mar12

    Poland to hold countrywide defence drills

    WARSAW: Poland will stress-test its defence capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security advisor said. A former eastern bloc country which became a Nato member in 1999, Poland is concerned that Russia’s...

    Ukraine ceasefire on ‘thin ice’: OSCE
    Mar12

    Ukraine ceasefire on ‘thin ice’: OSCE

    KIEV: The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian rebels is largely being observed but is still on “thin ice,” an Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) monitor said on Thursday, one month after both sides agreed to the truce. “The ceasefire holds broadly along the long contact line” in the...

    Hang Ukrainian Jewish leaders says former Russian Jewish Congress president
    Mar12

    Hang Ukrainian Jewish leaders says former Russian Jewish Congress president

    Head of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies in Moscow accuses Ukrainians, including Jewish leaders, of downplaying role of WWII era nationalist leader in massacre of their country’s Jews. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

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