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    Poroshenko wary of Russian threat as deaths rattle Ukrainian ceasefire
    Feb27

    Poroshenko wary of Russian threat as deaths rattle Ukrainian ceasefire

    Government troops fighting pro-Russian separatists in the east began towing artillery away from the front line on Thursday …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Blatter slams “shameful scenes” at Europa League ties
    Feb27

    Blatter slams “shameful scenes” at Europa League ties

    Paris (AFP) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter expressed his disappointment on Friday following scenes of racism and violence at Europa League matches in the Netherlands and Ukraine on Thursday.The match between Feyenoord and Roma was suspended for more than ten minutes after a large inflatable banana was thrown towards the pitch and in the...

    Putin Creates Official Holiday on Anniversary of Crimea Annexation
    Feb27

    Putin Creates Official Holiday on Anniversary of Crimea Annexation

    Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday signed a decree to make the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine an official holiday dedicated to the Russian special operations forces. The creation of a holiday to celebrate Russia’s special operations servicemen has been planned for some time and earlier this year...

    Spain arrests 8 suspected of fighting for pro-Russian forces in Ukraine
    Feb27

    Spain arrests 8 suspected of fighting for pro-Russian forces in Ukraine

    Spain said the activities of the eight could constitute offences that “compromise Spain’s peace or independence.” …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales
    Feb27

    Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The crisis in Ukraine looks set to trigger major changes in its vast agricultural… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Bends A Little In Its Standoff With Gazprom
    Feb27

    Ukraine Bends A Little In Its Standoff With Gazprom

    Last week Ukraine stopped piping natural gas to rebel-controlled areas in the east, blaming the decision on sub-standard infrastructure destroyed by protracted fighting. Moscow promptly stepped in and began supplying these areas directly, but was billing Kiev for its trouble, counting the gas deliveries to the rebels against the amount the...

    Ukraine struggles to keep natural gas flowing from Russia
    Feb27

    Ukraine struggles to keep natural gas flowing from Russia

    The former Soviet republic is currently relying on Western financial aid to pay its bill. Otherwise, the gas will be shut off. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine’s Small Gas Payment To Russia Gets Supplies Flowing For Another Few Days
    Feb27

    Ukraine’s Small Gas Payment To Russia Gets Supplies Flowing For Another Few Days

    Ukraine sent a payment of $15 million to Russia’s Gazprom natural gas supplier Friday to keep much-needed gas flowing to the battered country for a few more days, Russian and Ukrainian officials said. The gas row came as fighting in the east between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military cooled. Russia has repeatedly used its...

    Ukraine, rebels take steps to honor cease-fire
    Feb27

    Ukraine, rebels take steps to honor cease-fire

    Both Ukraine’s military and Russian-backed separatists seemed to take the first steps Thursday and Friday toward honoring this month’s cease-fire by withdrawing their heavy weaponry from the front lines of the conflict in the country’s east.The… …read more Source: The...

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw square
    Feb27

    Soviet army monument banned from returning to Warsaw square

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw city councilors have banned a 1945 monument of Polish-Soviet brotherhood in arms from being returned to its place on a city street. The move, a reversal of their own previous decision, comes as ties between Warsaw and Moscow are strained over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.read more …read more Source: CNS...