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    Ukraine president promises greater autonomy to pro-Russian east
    Sep10

    Ukraine president promises greater autonomy to pro-Russian east

    Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill to parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine promises rebellious eastern region autonomy, not independence
    Sep10

    Ukraine promises rebellious eastern region autonomy, not independence

    Ukraine’s president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill to parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the pro-Russia east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine leader says Russian troops on the move
    Sep10

    Ukraine leader says Russian troops on the move

    President Poroshenko says fragile truce in eastern Ukraine is hard work, but gives new reasons to hope the worst could be over …read more Source:...

    Merkel says Germany favors going ahead with implementing new EU sanctions against Russia
    Sep10

    Merkel says Germany favors going ahead with implementing new EU sanctions against Russia

    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany favors putting new European Union sanctions against Russia into effect until it’s clear that a peace plan for eastern Ukraine is being implemented fully. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian troops withdraw in Ukraine
    Sep10

    Russian troops withdraw in Ukraine

    Some 70% of the Russian troops believed to have been in Ukraine have withdrawn back across the border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reportedly said. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine To Stay United, Sees Special Status For Rebel-Held Areas
    Sep10

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine To Stay United, Sees Special Status For Rebel-Held Areas

    (Reuters) – A peace roadmap agreed last week between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists preserves the concept of a sovereign, united country within its current borders, President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. Poroshenko also told a televised meeting of the government that a ceasefire between government forces and the rebels in...

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east
    Sep10

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Ukraine says the regions would remain part of Ukraine and rejects idea of federalization. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine’s President: Separatist East Will Stay Part of Ukraine
    Sep10

    Ukraine’s President: Separatist East Will Stay Part of Ukraine

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said he will submit a bill to parliament next week granting parts of the separatist east greater autonomy, but keeping them part of Ukraine. Poroshenko announced the move at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He promised special status to some areas of the rebel-controlled regions of Donetsk and Luhansk,...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Will Remain United Despite ‘Special Status’ In East
    Sep10

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Will Remain United Despite ‘Special Status’ In East

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will submit a bill next week to grant “special status” to areas in eastern Ukraine but that the country will remain united. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU weighs more Russian sanctions amid fragile Ukraine ceasefire
    Sep10

    EU weighs more Russian sanctions amid fragile Ukraine ceasefire

    The talks in Brussels among the 28 member nations follow the EU’s abrupt decision this week to put on hold for at least a ‘few days’ a second package of economic penalties against Russia …read more Source: The Globe and...