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    Ukraine’s prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced a ‘moratorium’ on any debt repayments to Russia on Friday. That effectively means that Ukraine is defaulting on the debt …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine won’t make a $3 billion debt repayment due to Russia this weekend because of Moscow’s refusal to accept terms already offered to other international creditors, its prime minister said Friday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine’s prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia

    MOSCOW — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend. Yatsenyuk announced at a televised government session on Friday a “moratorium” on any debt repayments to Russia. That effectively means that Ukraine is defaulting on the debt. He did not indicate when Ukraine...

    Russian Defense Manufacturing Hits New High As China, India Take Advantage Of Moscow’s Affordable And Advanced Technology
    Dec18

    Russian Defense Manufacturing Hits New High As China, India Take Advantage Of Moscow’s Affordable And Advanced Technology

    In the war-torn streets and fields of Syria and eastern Ukraine, used Russian bullets and heavy artillery shells litter the landscape, showcasing the strength of an increasingly advanced Russian military. Both wars have in effect become advertisements for a Russian arms industry that has seen a dramatic sales increase over the last few years,...

    Ukrainian Refugees Say Russia Not So Welcoming Anymore
    Dec18

    Ukrainian Refugees Say Russia Not So Welcoming Anymore

    Svitlana Moroz, her two sons, and her elderly mother have lived in the spartan Sport hotel in Pskov, in western Russia, for nearly a year and a half now. But they and hundreds more like them who fled the fighting at home in eastern Ukraine could soon be out on the streets after Moscow in November adopted tougher new rules for the refugees....

    Donald Trump praises Vladimir Putin after being asked about him killing journalists
    Dec18

    Donald Trump praises Vladimir Putin after being asked about him killing journalists

    MSNBC/screenshotDuring a Friday-morning interview with Donald Trump, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was baffled by the Republican front-runner’s embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Sure, when people call you ‘brilliant’ it’s always good. Especially when the person heads up Russia,” Trump told co-host Mika...

    European Commission Says Georgia, Ukraine Meet Benchmarks To Get Visa Free Travel
    Dec18

    European Commission Says Georgia, Ukraine Meet Benchmarks To Get Visa Free Travel

    The European Commission says both Georgia and Ukraine meets all benchmarks to get visa free travel to the European Union’s Schengen zone, possibly allowing the citizens of the two countries to travel to the EU without visas as soon as 2016. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine says it won’t repay $3B debt to Russia by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine says it won’t repay $3B debt to Russia by weekend

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine Says It Won’t Repay Russian Debt Due by Weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine Says It Won’t Repay Russian Debt Due by Weekend

    MOSCOW—Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend after Moscow’s refusal to accept repayment terms already offered to other international creditors. The “moratorium” on outstanding debt repayments to Russia effectively means that Ukraine is...

    Ukraine Imposes Moratorium On Repayment Of $3B Loan To Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine Imposes Moratorium On Repayment Of $3B Loan To Russia

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Friday that his government is imposing a moratorium on the repayment of a $3 billion loan due to Russia this weekend. On Thursday, Ukraine announced that it cannot make the bond payment without violating a debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors. …read more Source:...