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    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pensions in Russian rubles
    Apr01

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pensions in Russian rubles

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday started paying pensions in Russian rubles.Yekaterina Matyushchenko, the finance minister in the Donetsk region’s separatist government, said pension payments to retirees in the rebel-controlled areas will total 1.9 billion rubles (over $30 million) in...

    Russia Claims ‘Take Or Pay’ Gas Deal With Ukraine
    Apr01

    Russia Claims ‘Take Or Pay’ Gas Deal With Ukraine

    Russia’s energy minister says his country has a “take or pay” deal for natural gas with Ukraine that, in the absence of any fresh agreement, comes into effect on April 1. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Won’t Extradite Mikhail Saakashvili To Georgia To Face Criminal Charges
    Apr01

    Ukraine Won’t Extradite Mikhail Saakashvili To Georgia To Face Criminal Charges

    Ukraine will not honor Georgia’s request for the extradition of its former President Mikhail Saakashvili, according to a report. Saakashvili, who served as Georgia’s president from 2004 to 2013, faces criminal abuse of power charges in his homeland for the use of force to quell protests in 2007. …read more Source: International...

    The Obama administration just opened a new ‘weaponization of finance’ front
    Apr01

    The Obama administration just opened a new ‘weaponization of finance’ front

    The first-ever sanctions program aimed at penalizing foreign cyber hackers and cyber espionage will be signed into law today by President Obama, the Washington Post reports. By declaring “significant malicious cyber-enabled activities” a “national emergency,” the executive order will allow the treasury to freeze the assets and bank accounts...

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles
    Apr01

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles
    Apr01

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles. …read more Source: U.S....

    Rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine start paying pensions in Russian rubles
    Apr01

    Rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine start paying pensions in Russian rubles

    Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles. …read more Source: FOX...

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles
    Apr01

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pension in Russian rubles

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine have started paying pensions in Russian rubles.read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Nemstov’s Report on Russian Soldiers in Ukraine to be Published Next Month
    Apr01

    Nemstov’s Report on Russian Soldiers in Ukraine to be Published Next Month

    A report about Russian involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine, which opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was working on before he was murdered in February, will be published next month, his supporters say. The politician’s close friend and associate Ilya Yashin, who leads the Moscow branch of Nemtsov’s RPR-Parnas party and who was...

    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Mine Awareness Campaign Aims To Teach Children, Families About Risks Of Unexploded Ordnances
    Apr01

    Ukraine Crisis Update: UN Mine Awareness Campaign Aims To Teach Children, Families About Risks Of Unexploded Ordnances

    A United Nations program aimed at helping children in crisis-stricken countries announced Tuesday a new campaign around mine awareness in eastern Ukraine. Though the country has entered a ceasefire in its conflict with Russia and state officials are working to remove weapons from residential areas, many explosives remain on the ground. UNICEF...