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    Putin Ready To Turn Off Europe’s Gas Supply
    Feb26

    Putin Ready To Turn Off Europe’s Gas Supply

    Russia threatened yesterday to disrupt gas supplies to Europe within days, opening a new front in the showdown over Ukraine. President Putin demanded immediate advance payments from Kiev to keep the gas taps on in the depths of winter. Cutting off gas would be likely to hit transit flows to Europe. His ultimatum came on the day that the EU...

    Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb26

    Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a long-awaited development, Ukrainian forces and separatist fighters both announced Thursday they are pulling back heavy… …read more Source:...

    NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones
    Feb26

    NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones

    ROME (AP) — NATO’s chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to advise Libya’s government on defense and security issues, saying the deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats for Europe that require a more robust defense. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also told a news conference in Rome that the...

    Ukraine Claims It Will Withdraw Heavy Weapons From East
    Feb26

    Ukraine Claims It Will Withdraw Heavy Weapons From East

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s military said it would start pulling back its heavy weapons Thursday from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a cease-fire agreement. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces, however. It...

    Putin Threatens Ukraine With Gas Cutoff
    Feb26

    Putin Threatens Ukraine With Gas Cutoff

    MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia will cut gas supplies to Ukraine if it fails to pay in advance for future deliveries. Putin said Wednesday that Ukraine’s latest payment would only be good for another three to four days, warning that the cutoff may disrupt transit to Europe. Following a bruising price and debt dispute,...

    Ukrainian Military: Attacks Down, but Not yet a Cease-Fire
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Military: Attacks Down, but Not yet a Cease-Fire

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine’s military says rebel violations of a cease-fire in the country’s east are persisting, but have fallen off in recent days. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh told a briefing Wednesday that Russian-backed rebels shelled the village of Popasna twice during the night and also continued trying to overrun...

    Ukraine truce pullback of weapons finally begins
    Feb26

    Ukraine truce pullback of weapons finally begins

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 26 (UPI) — The Ukrainian army said Thursday it was withdrawing heavy weapons from the front lines of its conflict with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine may keep Russian gas supply
    Feb26

    Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine may keep Russian gas supply

    Russia’s Kremlin-controlled Gazprom says it will exempt gas supplies to rebel-held regions from its main contract with Ukrainian Naftogaz, days before Kyiv uses up gas volumes it has already paid for. …read more Source:...

    Russia Has Cut Gas Supplies, Says Ukraine’s Naftogaz
    Feb26

    Russia Has Cut Gas Supplies, Says Ukraine’s Naftogaz

    The CEO of Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state-owned natural gas company, said he had withheld prepayment for March gas payments to Russia because of a cut in contracted gas supplies by OAO Gazprom since Feb. 22. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO Chief Tells Russia To Get Arms Out Of Ukraine
    Feb26

    NATO Chief Tells Russia To Get Arms Out Of Ukraine

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia should withdraw some 1,000 items of military equipment that it has in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...