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    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons against pro-Russian separatists
    Sep22

    Ukraine presses NATO chief for defensive weapons against pro-Russian separatists

    Ukraine pressed NATO on Tuesday for Western weaponry to help defend itself against pro-Russian separatists but the head of the alliance resisted for fear of threatening a fragile cease fire with Russian-backed rebels. In Kiev’s imposing Soviet-era government buildings, Ukraine’s political leadership told NATO Secretary-General Jens...

    IMF Chief Urges All Lenders to Join Ukraine Debt Deal
    Sep22

    IMF Chief Urges All Lenders to Join Ukraine Debt Deal

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday pressed Ukraine’s hold-out creditors such as Russia and a handful of Western investment houses to write off some of the crisis-wrecked country’s massive debt. …read more Source:...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Amid Crimea Road Blockade, Moscow Threatens Revolt As Crimean Tatars Protest Human Rights Violations
    Sep22

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Amid Crimea Road Blockade, Moscow Threatens Revolt As Crimean Tatars Protest Human Rights Violations

    Hundreds of trucks containing perishable goods intended to be delivered to Crimea were stuck on the Ukrainian side of the border after the mainland route from the annexed peninsula continued Tuesday to be blocked blocked by a throng of ethnic Muslims native to the region, local media reported. The economic blockade began Sunday in the latest...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia
    Sep22

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia

    DONETSK, Russia: Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution “lies” against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. Savchenko faces up to 25 years in prison for her alleged role in the deaths of two Russian reporters...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia
    Sep22

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia

    DONETSK, (Russia) : Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution ‘lies’ against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Free press advocate warns media freedom on decline in Europe
    Sep22

    Free press advocate warns media freedom on decline in Europe

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading advocate for media freedom warned Tuesday that the climate for journalists in Europe is deteriorating as governments react to political crises with restrictions that include physical harassment, bans on freedom of movement and limits on freedom of expression. Dunja Mijatovic, media freedom representative for the...

    Ukraine rebels mull local vote delay
    Sep22

    Ukraine rebels mull local vote delay

    Ukraine rebels on Tuesday proposed postponing the date of local elections in separatist parts of east Ukraine to February 2016 in an effort to lift peacemaking out of a “stalemate,” according to a statement posted on separatist website LITs. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO
    Sep22

    Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday told the country’s security council that staying out of the NATO alliance was a “criminal” policy that his government is ready to reverse, AP/UNB reported. More than 8,000 people have died in Ukraine’s fight against separatist rebels in the east since April 2014. Russia backed the...

    [Ticker] Nato opens embassy in Kiev
    Sep22

    [Ticker] Nato opens embassy in Kiev

    Nato chief Stoltenberg in Kiev Tuesday inaugurated the Western defence alliance’s first-ever embassy in Ukraine. He said “Ukraine can rely on Nato” and that “our partnership will grow even more”. `He said nothing about Ukraine’s prospect of ever joining the alliance. Most Nato states have also refused to arm...

    Ukraine, NATO agree to expansion of cooperation
    Sep22

    Ukraine, NATO agree to expansion of cooperation

    Ukraine and NATO have signed a series of agreements on increasing the Western military alliance’s presence in the European country, which has been hit by conflict in the eastern regions. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday that the agreements are aimed at strengthening cooperation between Kiev and NATO in the sphere of...