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    New shelling in eastern Ukraine as Harper arrives in Kyiv ahead of G7
    Jun06

    New shelling in eastern Ukraine as Harper arrives in Kyiv ahead of G7

    KYIV, Ukraine – Prime Minister Stephen Harper started his visit to Kyiv today amidst a major flare up of violence in Ukraine’s restive east.Michael Bociurkiw, the Canadian-born spokesman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, says more than 500 explosions were heard in Donetsk city between 11 p.m. and midnight...

    Harper kicks off pre-election trip to Europe with harsh words for Vladimir Putin
    Jun06

    Harper kicks off pre-election trip to Europe with harsh words for Vladimir Putin

    On his third visit to Ukraine, gripped now by fresh and deadly clashes with Russian-backed separatists, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sharpened his rhetoric about Russian aggression, saying there is “no point” in a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Harper accuses of a “Cold War” mindset. The prime minister’s visit...

    MH17: Dutch Foreign Minister Discusses Efforts To Prosecute Suspects in Case With Russia’s Sergei Lavrov
    Jun06

    MH17: Dutch Foreign Minister Discusses Efforts To Prosecute Suspects in Case With Russia’s Sergei Lavrov

    Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders said Saturday that he and his Russian counterpart discussed efforts to prosecute suspects in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last July. Koenders met with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov during a visit to Moscow, where the pair also discussed the controversial Russian travel...

    Putin Blames Ukraine For Stalling Peace Deal, Says Russia Wants Peace
    Jun06

    Putin Blames Ukraine For Stalling Peace Deal, Says Russia Wants Peace

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Moscow supports the Minsk peace agreements ratified in February in Ukraine, but blamed Kiev for stalling the truce efforts. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin Cites ‘No Regrets’ Amid Latest Thinking On Ukraine, World Matters
    Jun06

    Putin Cites ‘No Regrets’ Amid Latest Thinking On Ukraine, World Matters

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told an Italian newspaper that he has “nothing to regret” in life while he fully backs the Minsk peace agreements in Ukraine, though progress is being stalled by Kiev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Monitor: Ukraine cease-fire violations on the rise
    Jun06

    Monitor: Ukraine cease-fire violations on the rise

    The mission monitoring the cease-fire warned about heavy weapons missing, rockets and launchers being used …read more Source:...

    US loses 3-0 to Ukraine at Under-20 World Cup
    Jun06

    US loses 3-0 to Ukraine at Under-20 World Cup

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Already assured a berth in the second round, the United States completed the group stage of the Under-20 World Cup with a 3-0 loss to Ukraine on Friday in Auckland. …read more Source: CNS...

    Stephen Harper lands in Kyiv as Ukraine pushes for more G7 sanctions on Russia
    Jun06

    Stephen Harper lands in Kyiv as Ukraine pushes for more G7 sanctions on Russia

    Stephen Harper arrived in Kyiv early Saturday as Ukraine’s envoy urged the prime minister to push his fellow G7 leaders into a strong political stand against the latest Russian aggression. …read more Source:...

    OSCE says cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent
    Jun06

    OSCE says cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mission monitoring a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine warned Friday that violations are becoming more frequent and severe, with heavy weapons often missing from storage areas and rockets and multiple launchers recently being used again. …read more Source: CNS...

    Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian Mathematician and Soviet Dissident, Dies
    Jun06

    Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian Mathematician and Soviet Dissident, Dies

    Mr. Plyushch, a Ukrainian mathematician, became a leading political dissident, prompting the Kremlin to commit him to a mental asylum for a nightmarish three years of drugs and deprivation. …read more Source: The New York...