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    Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine
    Dec16

    Kerry Cites ‘Constructive Moves’ by Russia on Ukraine

    LONDON—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says “Russia has made constructive moves” on the Ukraine crisis that could open the path to resolving the conflict and easing or lifting international economic sanctions. While holding a series of meetings on world issues, Kerry said improvements in the eastern Ukraine cease-fire, progress on negotiating...

    Kerry says Russia has made ‘constructive moves’ on Ukraine in recent days
    Dec16

    Kerry says Russia has made ‘constructive moves’ on Ukraine in recent days

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Hails First Full Overnight Truce in Rebel East
    Dec16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Hails First Full Overnight Truce in Rebel East

    KYIV—Ukraine’s separatist east passed the night into Tuesday without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the first such stretch of calm as a positive signal for the next steps in a peace plan. Army chief of staff Viktor Muzhenko also stressed progress had been made on the implementation of the cease-fire, but said one...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko hails first full overnight truce in rebel east
    Dec16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko hails first full overnight truce in rebel east

    Kiev military highlighted a decline in the intensity of attacks – to an average of 8-10 incidents of shelling per day from a previous 70-80. …read more Source: World...

    Russia carried out snap military drills in Kaliningrad region
    Dec16

    Russia carried out snap military drills in Kaliningrad region

    By Thomas Grove President Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad region earlier this month, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. The drills, which mobilised 9,000 soldiers and more than 55 naval ships, were carried out to test the military’s combat readiness in Kaliningrad, an exclave that...

    Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid
    Dec16

    Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid

    Asked when Ukraine needed new financial assistance, Yatseniuk told reporters in Brussels: “Let me put it in a nutshell – yesterday.” …read more Source: World...

    Russia hikes key rate after ruble slumps
    Dec16

    Russia hikes key rate after ruble slumps

    Dramatic increase in interest rate to 17 percent comes as tensions surge with the US over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine PM: $10B Needed to Avoid Bankruptcy
    Dec16

    Ukraine PM: $10B Needed to Avoid Bankruptcy

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country urgently needs $10 billion to avoid bankruptcy. After meeting with European Union ministers in Brussels Monday, reporters asked Yatsenyuk when he needs the money. He replied “yesterday.” Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists has battered an already bad economy....

    UN accuses Ukraine forces and rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces and rebels of ‘torture’

    GENEVA: The United Nations on Monday released a damning report accusing Ukranian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. Its global governing body believes the eight-month conflict has killed at least 4,634 and wounded 10,234 people — although...

    UN says over 1,300 people killed despite Ukraine truce
    Dec15

    UN says over 1,300 people killed despite Ukraine truce

    Ukraine and annexed Crimea witnessing violence and human rights violations, claims UN report. …read more Source: World...

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