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    Putin offers Russian mediation to settle Ukraine issue
    Moscow, Dec 18 : Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday proffered to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and said that the only way to solve the crisis is through dialogue while saying that the bounce back from its current economic crisis within two years.

    Putin offers Russian mediation to settle Ukraine crisis
    Moscow, Dec 18 : Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday proffered to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and said that the only way to solve the crisis is through dialogue.

    Kiev warns hostilities may resume in eastern Ukraine
    Kiev, Dec 17 : Full-scale hostilities may again erupt in eastern Ukraine as "constant ceasefire violations" are undermining the truce, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary Oleksandr Turchynov official said here Wednesday.

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill
    Washington, Dec 17 : US President Barack Obama intends to sign into law a bill that will ratchet up sanctions on Russia and provide additional assistance to Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday.

    Toll tops 4,700 in Ukraine conflicts: UN
    Kiev, Dec 16 : At least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the violent conflicts in eastern Ukraine since mid-April, a senior UN official said here Monday.

    Russia slams new US law on Ukraine
    Moscow, Dec 13 : Moscow severely criticised Friday the adoption of a bill in the US Congress aimed at providing lethal and non-lethal aid to Ukraine and imposing additional sanctions against Russia.

    UN political chief to visit Ukraine
    United Nations, Dec 13 : Jeffrey Feltman, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, is scheduled to visit Ukraine early next week in a bid to support UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's efforts to seek a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, a UN spokesman said here Friday.

    Obama says "Putin does not have good cards" in feud with West over ...
    Washington, Dec 12 : United States President Barack Obama has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin "does not have good cards" and that he has not played them as good as the western media sometime gives him credit for, in his fight with the west over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

    Kiev confirms ceasefire takes hold in eastern Ukraine
    Kiev, Dec 12 : Ukraine confirmed Friday the cessation of hostilities between its troops and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country, as a new truce accord reached earlier this week entered into force.

    Concerned over humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: Putin
    Moscow, Dec 12 : Russian President Vladimir Putin met the permanent members of the Russian Security Council Friday and expressed deep concern over the difficult humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

    Russian aid convoys reach Ukraine's Donetsk, Lugansk
    Donetsk, Dec 12 : A convoy of trucks from Russia's emergencies ministry delivered humanitarian aid to the people of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine Friday.

    Two more MH17 crash victims identified
    The Hague, Dec 12 : Two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine have been identified, raising total number of the identified victims to 294, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice announced.

    241 Ukrainian volunteer soldiers killed in Ilovaisk in August
    Kiev, Dec 12 : Ukraine's chief prosecutor said Thursday that 241 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a siege by pro-Russian separatists in the town of Ilovaisk in the eastern region of the country in August.

    Separatists withdraw heavy weapons from southern Donetsk
    Moscow, Dec 11 : The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine Thursday announced the withdrawal of its heavy artillery from the south of the region after a new truce with Ukraine took effect two days ago.

    Crimea woos Indian investors
    New Delhi, Dec 11 : The Republic of Crimea, which in March this year acceded to the Russian Federation from Ukraine, is wooing Indian investors to exploit its potential across multiple sectors.

    Russian military mission sent to eastern Ukraine at Kiev's request
    Moscow, Dec 11 : Russia has sent a group of military officers to Ukraine's Donetsk region at Kiev's request to facilitate peaceful settlement of the crisis, Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff of Russian Armed Forces said Wednesday.

    Eight killed in eastern Ukraine prior to ceasefire
    Kiev, Dec 9 : Fighting between government troops and independence-seeking insurgents left at least eight people dead hours before full-scale hostilities were halted in eastern Ukraine, authorities said Tuesday.

    Wreckage of MH17 arrives in Netherlands
    The Hague, Dec 9 : The first two convoys -- each comprising four trucks -- with wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine in July arrived at the Dutch air force base Gilze-Rijenin North Brabant province Tuesday just after 2 p.m.

    New ceasefire comes into effect in eastern Ukraine
    Kiev, Dec 9 : A new truce between the Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk came into effect in eastern Ukraine Tuesday.

    East Ukraine observes day of silence
    London, Dec 9 : A day of silence called by President Petro Poroshenko is being observed in eastern Ukraine Tuesday in an attempt to kick-start a ceasefire deal.

    11 killed in fresh Ukraine clashes
    Kiev, Dec 8 : Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than two weeks as fighting in the war-torn areas killed at least 11 people in the past one day, a military spokesman said here Monday.

    Putin hopeful of permanent Ukraine ceasefire
    London, Dec 07 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he is hopeful of a permanent ceasefire in Ukraine, after he met with French counterpart in Moscow.

    Russia sends troops to Ukraine border in Crimea
    Kiev, Dec 6 : Russia has stationed about 4,000 troops with their equipment and ammunition in north Crimea on the border with Ukraine.

    Ukraine conflict displaces over half-a-million people: UNHCR
    Geneva, Dec 6 : Fighting in eastern Ukraine this year has made over half-a-million people flee their homes, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Friday.

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree for ceasefire under Kremlin-brokered ...
    Johannesburg, Dec 05 : Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists have reportedly agreed to hold fire across the eastern war zone on December 9 under the terms of a truce deal brokered by Kremlin.

    Pakistan should condemn Russia over Ukraine crisis: EU
    Islamabad, Dec 4 : European Union (EU) envoy Lars-Gunnar Wigemark has urged Pakistan to condemn Russia's actions in Ukraine, a media report said Thursday.

    EU gives USD 615 mn loan to Ukraine
    Brussels, Dec 4 : The European Commission (EC) has disbursed 500 million euros (615 million dollars) to Ukraine, according to an official statement posted on the commission's website.

    Ukraine may continue peace talks with rebels next week: Ex-president
    Kiev Dec 3 : Representatives from Kiev and the leadership of independence-seeking rebels are expected to continue their talks on resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine next week, former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma said here Wednesday.

    NATO to form rapid-reaction force in wake of growing tensions in ...
    Washington, Dec 3 : In the wake of escalating tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East, the NATO is planning to form a rapid-response force to tackle the conflicts before they transcend the borders.

    Ukraine's parliament approves new cabinet
    Kiev, Dec 3 : The Ukrainian parliament Tuesday approved the formation of a new cabinet which includes political veterans, new faces and several foreign technocrats who were recently granted Ukrainian citizenship.

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