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    Ukraine Stops Funding for Rebel-Held Regions
    Nov05

    Ukraine Stops Funding for Rebel-Held Regions

    Ukraine on Wednesday announced it will halt government funding to its eastern regions controlled by Russian-backed separatists. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Wednesday the cutoff will apply as long as the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk are held by “terrorists.” Yatsenyuk, who … …read more Source:...

    Turkey won’t recognize rebel elections in east Ukraine
    Nov05

    Turkey won’t recognize rebel elections in east Ukraine

    Turkish Foreign Ministry calls on Kiev and rebels to act according to the Minsk agreement of September 5. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Gazprom Says It Received First Debt Repayment From Ukraine
    Nov05

    Gazprom Says It Received First Debt Repayment From Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Wednesday it had received $1.45 billion from Ukrainian energy firm Naftogaz in repayment for … …read more Source:...

    Separatists say Ukraine has violated peace deal
    Nov05

    Separatists say Ukraine has violated peace deal

    Poroshenko, who accuses the rebels of violating the Minsk agreement by holding leadership elections on Sunday, said on Tuesday that he wanted parliament to scrap the law offering “special status” to the eastern regions. …read more Source: World...

    Separatists say Ukraine has violated peace deal
    Nov05

    Separatists say Ukraine has violated peace deal

    Separatist leaders in east Ukraine accused President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday of violating a peace deal by deciding to suspend a law giving their regions a “special status” and signalled they would no longer abide by it. The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in the Donbass region said the decision undermined a...

    Dutch PM: Thorough, Independent Probe Needed of Downed Flight MH17
    Nov05

    Dutch PM: Thorough, Independent Probe Needed of Downed Flight MH17

    KUALA LUMPUR—Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday stressed the importance of a thorough, independent investigation of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 before any decision on where those responsible should face trial. The Dutch have the lead role in investigating the downing of the Boeing 777 aircraft, which crashed over...

    Ukraine sends more troops to east
    Nov05

    Ukraine sends more troops to east

    President says additional units to defend cities against possible incursions by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: AL...

    Tens of thousands march for Putin in shadow of Ukraine war
    Nov04

    Tens of thousands march for Putin in shadow of Ukraine war

    Tens of thousands of President Vladimir Putin’s supporters marched through central Moscow on Tuesday in the latest show of increasingly feverish patriotism stirred by the war in Ukraine.A huge, highly organised march through the centre of the capital to mark national Unity Day came at a time of growing social and economic tensions in...

    Ukraine’s rebel leader is sworn in, crisis deepens -UPDATED
    Nov04

    Ukraine’s rebel leader is sworn in, crisis deepens -UPDATED

    Alexander Zakharchenko took the oath to “honestly serve the interests of the people of the Donetsk People’s Republic and conscientiously fulfil my duties.” …read more Source: World...

    Kiev cries foul as rebel heads sworn in
    Nov04

    Kiev cries foul as rebel heads sworn in

    DONETSK: Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine staged swearing in ceremonies for their leaders on Tuesday after votes dismissed as a farce by Kiev, which says they violated terms of a peace plan to end a war that has killed more than 4,000 people. Nato’s highest ranking officer, a US general, said conditions were now in place to create...

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