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    Ukraine Peace Talks May Take Place This Week
    Dec08

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Take Place This Week

    Russia says it is committed to holding talks this week on ending the violence in eastern Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Russia is ready for another meeting of the so-called “contact group” on eastern Ukraine this week. “Contact group” members Russia, Ukraine,...

    US, UK Finally Join in Major Nuclear Meeting
    Dec08

    US, UK Finally Join in Major Nuclear Meeting

    The United States and Britain took part for the first time Monday in an international conference on nuclear weapons’ humanitarian impact and were expected to face pressure to do more to eliminate their atomic arsenals. The three other officially recognized nuclear weapon states – Russia, France and China – shunned the two-day meeting, which...

    Russia Displays Air Defense Systems Amid Ukraine Tensions
    Dec08

    Russia Displays Air Defense Systems Amid Ukraine Tensions

    Russia displayed its mobile air defense missile systems in central Moscow on Monday, underlining its military might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russia would have enough resources and resolve to protect it from what he described as enemies seeking to dismember the country. Mounted on dark...

    US Sanctions Aimed at Changing Power, Russian Envoy Says
    Dec08

    US Sanctions Aimed at Changing Power, Russian Envoy Says

    A senior Russian diplomat accused the United States on Monday of trying to bring down President Vladimir Putin with the sanctions it has imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told parliamentary deputies that ties between Moscow and Washington were in a very deep chill and were likely to remain so if...

    Merkel: Russia Meddling With Countries’ EU Aspirations
    Dec08

    Merkel: Russia Meddling With Countries’ EU Aspirations

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is bitterly accusing Russia of trying to meddle with the desires of eastern European countries to pursue a path of integration with the European Union. Merkel told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper that Russia has created difficulties for Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine after they made ‘sovereign decisions’ to...

    Putin, Hollande Hope Ukraine Ceasefire Will Soon Take Hold
    Dec06

    Putin, Hollande Hope Ukraine Ceasefire Will Soon Take Hold

    French President Francois Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks with Vladimir Putin on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in eastern Ukraine in the next few days. The Russian president, who met Hollande during his stopover at a Moscow airport after a trip to Kazakhstan, said he also hoped agreement would be...

    Poroshenko: Kyiv Must Hold Donetsk Airport
    Dec05

    Poroshenko: Kyiv Must Hold Donetsk Airport

    Ukraine’s president said Friday that the country’s armed forces must not lose control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk. President Petro Poroshenko presented awards to a group of “cyborgs,” the name given to the soldiers and members of volunteer battalions who have fought at the Donetsk airport, the site of...

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has ordered a new cease-fire next week, as part of a push to end months of fighting with pro-Russian rebels near the Russian border. Thursday’s announcement said Ukraine troops will observe a day of silence Tuesday to usher in the truce. Russian and Western media quote rebel leaders as saying they...

    Bulgaria Claims Pain From EU Sanctions on Russia
    Dec04

    Bulgaria Claims Pain From EU Sanctions on Russia

    Bulgaria’s economy is being badly hurt by European Union economic sanctions against Russia, its prime minister said on Thursday. EU member states such as Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia, which are heavily dependent on Russian energy, have only reluctantly gone along with the sanctions, imposed over Russia’s annexation of...

    Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged sharp comments on Ukraine at an international meeting in Basel, Switzerland. Secretary Kerry put the blame for the Ukraine crisis squarely on Russia, with his Russian counterpart sitting nearby. Kerry on Thursday accused Russia of providing weapons and other...

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