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    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists
    Dec12

    Ukraine defence chief wants budget doubled to fight separatists

    Poltorak said the armed forces planned to spend about $110 million on buying new weapons abroad next year in addition to $365 million spent on domestic arms procurements. …read more Source: World...

    U.S. frowns Crimean “leader” visit to India with Putin
    Dec12

    U.S. frowns Crimean “leader” visit to India with Putin

    Washington expressed its disapproval of India concluding defense and nuclear deals with Russia, also said it is troubled by the presence of the leader of the breakaway Crimean region in President Putin’s delegation …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine is an outpost of the European Union
    Dec12

    Ukraine is an outpost of the European Union

    Borys Humeniuk WHEN in 1991 Ukraine gained independence, we were very glad and proud to have been able to break up with Russia in a civilised way and remaining friends. But, it turned out that our war has just been late for 23 years. The Kremlin could not imagine realisation of its provocative ambitions of restoring the Russian empire without...

    ‘Fragile’ Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine
    Dec12

    ‘Fragile’ Cease-Fire Holds in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president says a “fragile” cease-fire is actually in place for the first time in his country’s seven-month conflict between government troops and Russian-back separatists. Petro Poroshenko said Friday that 24 hours had passed without any deaths or injuries of his soldiers. Poroshenko said if the cease-fire held...

    Ukraine’s Jews praise easing of Israeli immigration policy
    Dec12

    Ukraine’s Jews praise easing of Israeli immigration policy

    Approximately half of Donetsk’s pre-war Jewish population have fled war-torn region. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Three soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine
    Dec11

    Three soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists launch heavy weapon attacks in violation of the ‘day of silence’ agreed on Tuesday …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Dutch identify all foreign MH17 victims
    Dec11

    Dutch identify all foreign MH17 victims

        THE HAGUE — Dutch authorities have identified two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, with just four of the 298 dead still unidentified, all of them Dutch, officials said Thursday. “Two victims of flight MH17 have been identified this week,” the Dutch justice ministry ministry said...

    Truce holding in east Ukraine
    Dec11

    Truce holding in east Ukraine

        KIEV — A few artillery shells were still falling in eastern Ukraine on Thursday but a ceasefire was largely holding as it entered its third day. “In 24 hours, the terrorists have violated the peace arrangements 22 times,” said a Ukraine military spokesman, adding there had been 14 violations the day before. In the...

    Kiev calls on Moscow to release pilot
    Dec11

    Kiev calls on Moscow to release pilot

    KIEV: Ukraine called on Russia on Thursday to release a Ukrainian military pilot from a Moscow psychiatric clinic where she is being held over accusations of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists. Nadia Savchenko, 33, who was captured by separatists in eastern and sent to Russia, has since been elected in absentia to parliament in...

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference
    Dec11

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference

    KYIV—Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors … …read more Source:...

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