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UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine Friday

UN Security Council to meet on Ukraine Friday

26 February 2015   0 comments
The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency session on Friday on the ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine that is showing tentative signs of taking hold, diplomats said.France and Germany requested the...

US sees 'slight improvement' in Ukraine 26 February 2015

The United States noted Thursday that there had been a "slight improvement" in the fighting in Ukraine, but insisted the ceasefire was still being violated."There is a reduction we've seen over the past...

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port 26 February 2015

Russia wants to secure a land corridor in eastern Ukraine that could include Mariupol but pro-Moscow rebels may wait until the spring to attack the strategic port city, the US spy chief said Thursday.Russian...

Ukraine says pulling back arms as US, Russia trade barbs 26 February 2015

Ukraine's military on Thursday said it had started withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the United States and Russia traded barbs over the conflict.The announced...

Kerry to meet Russian, Iranian FMs next week 26 February 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet next week with his Russian and Iranian counterparts seeking an end to fighting in Ukraine and to advance a nuclear deal with Iran, US officials said Thursday.His...

Russian jets to hold drills over Barents sea

26 February 2015
Russia's airforce started exercises that will involve jets striking back against a "supposed enemy" over the Barents Sea that borders Norway, the military said Thursday.Pilots will "practise repelling......

US intel chief sees spring attack on Ukraine port

26 February 2015
Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine will likely wait until the spring to attack the port of Mariupol, US intelligence chief James Clapper predicted Thursday, adding such a move did not seem imminent.Clapper......

Kerry meets Serbian FM on OSCE role in Ukraine crisis 26 February 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday welcomed his Serbian counterpart for talks on the conflict in Ukraine, and called for greater transparency in trying to implement a fragile ceasefire.Serbia...

EU invites Russia, Ukraine to fresh gas talks 26 February 2015

The EU said it has invited the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers to Brussels on Monday for talks on resolving a bitter gas supply dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe.Russia's state-owned...

ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions could cost it $1 bn 26 February 2015

ExxonMobil said Thursday that US and European Union sanctions against Russia could cost the US oil giant as much as $1 billion.Exxon "wound down" last year a number of prohibited joint venture activities...

EU asks WTO to help settle trade dispute with Russia 26 February 2015

The European Union said Thursday it had asked the World Trade Organization to help settle a dispute with Russia over "excessive import duties" on refrigerators and other products.The wrangling is the...

ExxonMobil says Russia sanctions cost it $1 bn 26 February 2015

US energy giant ExxonMobil said Thursday that US and European Union sanctions against Russia had cost it $1 billion last year.In a securities filing, Exxon said the loss stemmed from suspending joint...

Ukraine says pulling back arms as US, Russia trade barbs 26 February 2015

Ukraine's military on Thursday said it had started the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the United States and Russia traded barbs over the conflict.The...

NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine 26 February 2015

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday that any attempt to expand the territory held by separatists in Ukraine would be "unacceptable" and told Russia to withdraw 1,000 items of military equipment...

EU calls on Russia to free Ukraine pilot 'urgently' 26 February 2015

The European Union called on Russia Thursday to "urgently" release Ukraine military pilot Nadia Savenchko on humanitarian grounds after 75 days on hunger strike to protest her detention.A spokesperson...

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