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    Poroshenko says ceasefire in Ukraine is now ‘real’
    Dec12

    Poroshenko says ceasefire in Ukraine is now ‘real’

    KIEV: President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said a “real” ceasefire was in place in Ukraine after the first 24 hours in seven months without a military casualty, although he admitted the truce was fragile. “I have positive news. Today is the first 24 hours for seven months… when we have a real ceasefire in Ukraine,” he said in a speech...

    Russia says US destroying ‘carcass of cooperation’ with Ukraine law
    Dec12

    Russia says US destroying ‘carcass of cooperation’ with Ukraine law

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Drone revolution hovers on horizon – Drones used more and more in civilian roles
    Dec12

    Drone revolution hovers on horizon – Drones used more and more in civilian roles

    PARIS: Drones are about to have a big impact on our lives, even if they will not be delivering our orders from Amazon any time soon, say experts. Civilian drones began to make headlines in 2014, and hype aside, could soon be in everyday use, particularly in France and the United States, which are at the cutting edge of the technology. This...

    Ukraine president finds promise tough to keep
    Dec12

    Ukraine president finds promise tough to keep

    KIEV: The Chocolate King is finding it difficult to relinquish his throne. Petro Poroshenko, one of Ukraine’s richest men and owner of a sweets empire, made an unusual promise last spring while campaigning to be president – if elected, he would sell most of his business assets. “As president of Ukraine, I only want to concern myself with...

    Sergei Lavrov sees ‘chance for peace’ in Ukraine
    Dec12

    Sergei Lavrov sees ‘chance for peace’ in Ukraine

    Russian minister’s comments follow Ukrainian President’s statement that 24 hours have passed without bloodshed for first time in seven months …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Baltic states to spend more on NATO air policing
    Dec12

    Baltic states to spend more on NATO air policing

    The three Baltic states have viewed their Soviet-era ruler with increasing unease since Russia annexed Crimea in March and as the conflict in eastern Ukraine has rumbled on. …read more Source: World...

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit
    Dec12

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit

    NEW DELHI—India faced criticism and questions a day after the leader of Crimea, the Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited the South Asian country. Sergey Aksyonov arrived with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the Indian capital Thursday for a one-day summit. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slammed India, saying the...

    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...

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