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    EU sanctions hit Russian oil majors, lawmakers
    Sep12

    EU sanctions hit Russian oil majors, lawmakers

    BRUSSELS (AP) — New European Union sanctions curbing access to western financial markets for some of Russia’s largest firms are targeting banks, arms manufacturers, the country’s leading oil company, Rosneft, as well as the crude subsidiary of its state-owned energy giant Gazprom. The sanctions curbing access to Europe’s...

    Ukrainian Government, Separatists Exchange Prisoners
    Sep12

    Ukrainian Government, Separatists Exchange Prisoners

    Ukraine government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in eastern Ukraine. The exchange took place early on September 12 outside the city of Donetsk. Reuters reports that a total of 74 prisoners were handed over as part of a cease-fire agreement signed earlier this month. (Reuters)...

    EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Sep12

    EU imposes new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    The EU has said it could lift some or even all of the sanctions within weeks if Moscow abides by a fragile truce …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU Widens Sanctions on Russia
    Sep12

    EU Widens Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union extended its sanctions on Russia and rebels in eastern Ukraine in an effort to target those dealing with the separatists. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Poroshenko says Ukraine to ratify EU pact next week
    Sep12

    Poroshenko says Ukraine to ratify EU pact next week

    Kiev (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that the Ukrainian and European parliaments would meet on September 16 to jointly ratify an historic agreement pulling his country further out of Russia’s reach.Poroshenko also told an international conference in Kiev he hoped to secure a “special status” for Ukraine...

    Ukrainian Volunteers Dig Trenches Near Russian Border
    Sep12

    Ukrainian Volunteers Dig Trenches Near Russian Border

    Despite a shaky cease-fire in Ukraine, preparations for further fighting continue. In northeastern Ukraine local volunteers dug defensive trenches at Pletenivka, a crossing point on the border with Russia, on September 11. Russia has denied Western accusations it is supplying weapons and fighters to separatists in the region. (RFE/RL’s...

    EU Imposes New Sanctions on Russia
    Sep12

    EU Imposes New Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union has imposed a new package of economic sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine. The new sanctions went into effect Friday and targeted Russian oil and defense firms. The latest EU restrictions also imposed sanctions on individuals, including Russian figures and Ukrainian rebels. European Council President...

    Ukraine, separatist rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal
    Sep12

    Ukraine, separatist rebels exchange prisoners as part of ceasefire deal

    The transfer took place in the dark outside the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk under the watch of international observers …read more Source: The Globe and...

    European Union Imposes New Sanctions On Russia
    Sep12

    European Union Imposes New Sanctions On Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The European Union has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, targeting some of its largest companies, in a response to Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. The military conflict between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has been raging since mid-April, claiming more than 3,000 lives, according to the...

    Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners in peace deal
    Sep12

    Ukraine, rebels exchange prisoners in peace deal

    Government and rebel forces early Friday exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine, as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month. …read more Source: FOX...