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    Ukraine rejects Russia’s ‘hybrid’ peackeeping offer
    Sep21

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s ‘hybrid’ peackeeping offer

    UNITED NATIONS: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenkoa dismissed a Russian proposal to deploy U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine as an effort to legalize its proxies and freeze the conflict. Relations between Kiev and Moscow have never been worse since Russia annexed Crimea more than three years ago and Russian-backed separatist fighters...

    Powerful wind   storm kills eight   in Romania
    Sep19

    Powerful wind storm kills eight in Romania

    Bucharest: A storm packing powerful winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees in Romania on Sunday night, killing eight people and injuring dozens more, authorities and witnesses said on Monday. With gusts that reached nearly 100 kilometres an hour, the storm pounded the area around the western city of Timisoara before heading north toward...

    Poroshenko urges EU not to  reject Ukraine’s aspirations
    Sep16

    Poroshenko urges EU not to reject Ukraine’s aspirations

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday urged the European Union (EU) not to close the door on Ukraine’s hopes of joining, insisting it would be a “mistake” in the face of Russian aggression. “It is dangerous to leave the European countries, which strive to become part of the united Europe, in strategic uncertainty,” Poroshenko...

    Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine
    Sep09

    Row in Moldova over US military drills in Ukraine

    CHISINAU: Moldova’s president accused the government on Friday of defying him by sending troops to join US-led military drills in Ukraine and vowed to punish those responsible, in the latest crisis to hit the ex-Soviet country. President Igor Dodon said 57 soldiers had left Thursday to join the Rapid Trident exercises spearheaded by US Army...

    Russian TV  journalist  detained in Kiev
    Aug31

    Russian TV journalist detained in Kiev

    Kiev: A top Russian state television channel on Wednesday accused Ukraine’s security service of kidnapping its reporter in Kiev, while a security service source said she would be deported over a critical report. Channel One television said its reporter Anna Kurbatova was seized outside her home in the Ukrainian capital. “Anna Kurbatova has...

    EU imposes new sanctions on Russia
    Aug04

    EU imposes new sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) imposed sanctions on three Russian nationals and three firms on Friday after gas turbines sold by German industrial giant Siemens were diverted to Ukraine’s Russian-annexed Crimea region. The individuals — two Russian government officials and a senior figure with one of the companies involved — will be...

    Georgia, US   hold drill ahead  of Pence visit
    Jul30

    Georgia, US hold drill ahead of Pence visit

    TBILISI: The Georgian army began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and other partner countries on Sunday, a day before US Vice President Mike Pence visits the ex-Soviet nation. About 2,800 soldiers from the United States, Britain, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Slovenia, Armenia and Georgia were taking part in the manoeuvres, with...

    Crimea plunges   into darkness after   power shutdown
    Jul28

    Crimea plunges into darkness after power shutdown

    Sevastopol: The annexed Crimea peninsula was plunged into darkness on Friday after a shutdown in Russia caused a massive power cut, officials said. The latest major outage to hit Crimea highlights how vulnerable supplies to the Black Sea peninsula remain more than three years after it was seized from Ukraine by the Kremlin. “Electricity has been...

    Ukraine strips   Saakashvili of   citizenship
    Jul28

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of citizenship

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he has stripped former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, paving the way for his possible extradition to Georgia. The charismatic reformer came to power in Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution but then fell from grace and is now wanted by Georgian...

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship
    Jul26

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president’s political aspirations in Ukraine. Saakashvili, who is widely credited with cracking down on graft as president of Georgia...

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