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    Ukraine takes historic step toward NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine takes historic step toward NATO

    Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO on Dec. 23 in a parliamentary vote that stoked Russia’s anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state’s separatist war. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Ukraine scraps non-alignment status
    Dec23

    Ukraine scraps non-alignment status

    Parliament passes amendment renouncing non-aligned status, angering Russia which slammed the move as counterproductive. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine angers Moscow by scrapping “non-aligned” status
    Dec23

    Ukraine angers Moscow by scrapping “non-aligned” status

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Ukraine’s renunciation of its neutral military and political status a “counterproductive” step that would only boost tensions around the crisis in the east. …read more Source: World...

    Ukrainian parliament angers Moscow by scrapping ‘non-aligned’ status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian parliament angers Moscow by scrapping ‘non-aligned’ status

    By Alessandra Prentice The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday renounced Ukraine’s “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO, angering Moscow which views the Western alliance’s eastward expansion as a threat to its own security Kiev first announced its intention of seeking the protection of NATO membership in August...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status

    Ukraine took a further step toward seeking NATO membership Tuesday, when the country’s parliament passed a law abolishing Kyiv’s neutral, non-aligned status. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to do away with the non-aligned status. It was adopted in 2010 under Russian pressure and prevented Kyiv from making military alliances. Ukrainian...

    Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26
    Dec23

    Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the dates were discussed in a phone conversation between French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: World...

    Fleeing civil war, thousands of Ukrainians take refuge in Israel
    Dec22

    Fleeing civil war, thousands of Ukrainians take refuge in Israel

    Founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Eckstein paid for Monday’s flight, which he intends to be the first of many bringing Ukrainians to Israel. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Jewish Refugees from Ukraine Immigrate to Israel
    Dec22

    Jewish Refugees from Ukraine Immigrate to Israel

    226 new Ukrainian immigrants arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport Monday afternoon greeted by celebratory ceremony. …read more Source: Arutz...

    Ukraine, Kazakh Presidents Meet in Kyiv
    Dec22

    Ukraine, Kazakh Presidents Meet in Kyiv

    The presidents of Ukraine and Kazakhstan have discussed military cooperation and the situation in eastern Ukraine during a meeting in Kyiv. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the countries renewed their military and technical cooperation. He also said Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed the principals outlined in the Minsk...

    Ex-minister Kudrin Warns of ‘Full-fledged Crisis’ in Russia
    Dec22

    Ex-minister Kudrin Warns of ‘Full-fledged Crisis’ in Russia

    MOSCOW—Russia’s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy. As he spoke, President Vladimir Putin prepared to hold emergency talks with Western leaders to try...

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