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    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after vote
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after vote

    Zakharchenko’s election was largely a formality as no strong viable candidates opposed him, but separatist authorities have held up the vote as a mandate to pursue their secessionist goals. […] although fighting attenuated after the truce, hostilities have continued almost daily. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after election heavily criticized by West
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after election heavily criticized by West

    Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, has been officially sworn in after an election that has been roundly condemned by the West as destabilizing. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in as head of separatist ‘republic’
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in as head of separatist ‘republic’

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko was sworn in Tuesday as head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic after claiming a crushing victory at weekend separatist polls rejected by Kiev. “I swear to serve the people of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Zakharchenko said at a...

    Donetsk’s rebel leader sworn in as Ukraine-Russia crisis deepens
    Nov04

    Donetsk’s rebel leader sworn in as Ukraine-Russia crisis deepens

    Alexander Zakharchenko was elected in a rogue vote on Sunday that was denounced as a ‘farce’ by Kiev and illegitimate by the West …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Merkel underlines displeasure over Russia’s Ukraine role, says no reason to lift sanctions
    Nov04

    Merkel underlines displeasure over Russia’s Ukraine role, says no reason to lift sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining her displeasure over Russia’s role in eastern Ukraine and saying there’s no reason yet to lift European Union sanctions. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU Cuts Eurozone Growth Forecast
    Nov04

    EU Cuts Eurozone Growth Forecast

    The European Commission cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone and the European Union, citing the tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East along with a lack of investment. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Poroshenko Slams Separatist Vote
    Nov04

    Poroshenko Slams Separatist Vote

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a meeting of top security officials to discuss next steps after Russian-backed separatists held elections. Speaking on November 3, he said the elections were a “farce” which violated a peace plan signed with Russia in the Belarusian capital Minsk. Western countries also condemned the...

    Russia Skips Meeting With US, EU, Other Countries To Discuss 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
    Nov04

    Russia Skips Meeting With US, EU, Other Countries To Discuss 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

    Russia chose not to attend a meeting on Monday to plan the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, The Associated Press, or AP, reported citing officials from the United States and European Union. Relations between Russia, the U.S. and EU have been frayed in recent months over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine leaders meet to ‘re-examine’ peace plan
    Nov04

    Ukraine leaders meet to ‘re-examine’ peace plan

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was to meet security chiefs Tuesday to “re-examine” an already teetering peace accord with pro-Russian separatists after they defiantly staged elections banned by Kiev.The elections of leaders in two unrecognised statelets in eastern Ukraine were backed by Russia but condemned...

    Ukraine Holds Crisis Talks Following Disputed Rebel Election
    Nov04

    Ukraine Holds Crisis Talks Following Disputed Rebel Election

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will hold crisis talks with his security chiefs Tuesday after pro-Russian separatists held elections meant to assert their independence from Kyiv. Poroshenko said the Sunday vote was a farce that violated a September cease-fire with the rebels, whom he dismissed Monday as “bandits, terrorists and...