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      Russian President Vladimir Putin announces cease-fire in eastern Ukraine midnight Saturday
      Feb12

      Russian President Vladimir Putin announces cease-fire in eastern Ukraine midnight Saturday

      MINSK (Belarus) – Russian President Vladimir Putin today (Feb 12) emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms. Mr Putin told… …read more Source:...

      Dutch search team recovers remains, MH17 wreckage in Ukraine
      Feb02

      Dutch search team recovers remains, MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

      AMSTERDAM – A Dutch search team recovered human remains and wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Monday, the Dutch government said. The plane was shot down on July 17, killing 298 passengers and crew, two-thirds… …read more Source:...

      Why sanctions on Russia must stay
      Jan21

      Why sanctions on Russia must stay

      The fighting in Ukraine has returned to an intensity not seen since last summer, and the government claims Russian weapons are once again streaming across the border to support the rebels. So it is a curious moment for the European Union (EU)’s top foreign… …read more Source:...

      Ukraine drops nonaligned status
      Dec29

      Ukraine drops nonaligned status

      KIEV – The Ukrainian president today (Dec 29) signed a bill dropping his country’s nonaligned status but signaled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO membership. The bill, which Parliament adopted last week and Mr Petro Poroshenko signed into… …read more Source:...

      Ukraine and separatists swap prisoners as peace talks falter
      Dec27

      Ukraine and separatists swap prisoners as peace talks falter

      MOSCOW – The Ukrainian government and separatists from the country’s southeast yesterday (Dec 26) began swapping hundreds of prisoners of war in a rare sign of cooperation between the two sides. The prisoner exchange, which was reported by the Interfax news… …read more Source:...

      Dutch to begin assembling MH17 wreckage for investigation
      Dec09

      Dutch to begin assembling MH17 wreckage for investigation

      AMSTERDAM – Crash investigators will try to reconstruct the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July from wreckage that was brought by truck to a Dutch air force hangar on Tuesday. Members of the national Safety Board will… …read more Source:...

      MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation
      Dec01

      MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation

      AMSTERDAM – Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday. The wreckage, collected by local emergency… …read more Source:...

      Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?
      Nov27

      Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?

      PARIS – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tension between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia’s ambassador to France says the “tree is a message of… …read more Source:...

      Neither side abiding by peace deal in Ukraine: Putin
      Nov17

      Neither side abiding by peace deal in Ukraine: Putin

      MOSCOW – Russia’s President has said he believes peace in Ukraine is possible but that neither side is fully holding up a truce struck in September. In an interview with German television broadcast on Sunday, Mr Vladimir Putin said he was convinced that it… …read more Source:...

      Putin berated at summit, but unrepentant
      Nov16

      Putin berated at summit, but unrepentant

      BRISBANE – President Vladimir Putin weathered a barrage of criticism from world leaders at a summit in Australia, repeatedly facing them down with the same line – Russian troops are not operating in Ukraine. Leaving the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in… …read more Source:...