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    Obama, EU Chief Meet in Washington for Talks on Ukraine
    Mar09

    Obama, EU Chief Meet in Washington for Talks on Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting Monday in Washington with the head of the European Council for talks on strategy aimed at countering Russian efforts to redraw the borders of Ukraine. Ahead of the meeting, the White House accused Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine of blocking European truce observers from fully monitoring...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says rebels have withdrawn significant amount of heavy weapons
    Mar09

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko says rebels have withdrawn significant amount of heavy weapons

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday pro-Russian rebels had withdrawn a significant amount of weaponry from the front-lines in eastern Ukraine in accordance with a three-week-old ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Crimea takeover a challenge to UN Charter, says EU official
    Mar09

    Crimea takeover a challenge to UN Charter, says EU official

    ‘This cannot be left without answer: the EU condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea,’ EU foreign policy chief tell UN Security Council. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Putin Recounts How He Gave Orders to ‘Save’ Yanukovych, ‘Return’ Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin Recounts How He Gave Orders to ‘Save’ Yanukovych, ‘Return’ Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he ordered security officials in February 2014 to make plans to “save the life” of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s then-president, and to start planning for Russia’s annexation of Crimea. In a trailer aired Sunday on state television channel Rossiya-1 for an upcoming documentary, Putin...

    Russia massing sophisticated weapons in Crimea: NATO
    Mar09

    Russia massing sophisticated weapons in Crimea: NATO

    Russia has vastly enhanced its military capabilities in Crimea since annexing the peninsula, turning it into a “power projection platform,” a senior NATO general was reported March 9 as saying. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Putin confesses to Crimea plot
    Mar09

    Putin confesses to Crimea plot

    Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered before the referendum …read more Source: World...

    Mine director arrested over blast in east Ukraine: rebels
    Mar09

    Mine director arrested over blast in east Ukraine: rebels

    A director of a mine in a rebel-held part of east Ukraine has been arrested over a blast that killed 34 miners last week, separatist press service DAN reported on Monday, quoting prosecutors. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea – the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March …read more Source: The Daily...

    Nemtsov friend says Islamist motive for Moscow killing is nonsensical
    Mar09

    Nemtsov friend says Islamist motive for Moscow killing is nonsensical

    A colleague of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition figure shot dead near Moscow’s Red Square, said suggestions he was killed by Islamists were nonsensical and useful for the Kremlin because they deflected accusations that officials were involved.Speculation about an Islamist link strengthened after investigators charged a man from the...

    Putin describes secret operation to seize Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret operation to seize Crimea

    President Vladimir Putin has revealed the moment he says he gave the secret order for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and described how Russian troops were ready to fight to rescue Ukraine’s deposed, pro-Moscow president. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

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