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  • NATO satellite photos show Russian military buildup near Ukraine

    MONS, Belgium (Reuters) - NATO presented satellite photographs on Thursday it said showed Russian deployments of 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier along with tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and aircraft ready for action. "This is a force...
  • U.S. says Russia using natural gas as 'tool' against Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday said it condemned Russian efforts to use energy as a "tool of coercion" in its dispute with Ukraine. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Russia had reneged on an agreement with Ukraine...
  • Russia tightens economic noose on Ukraine as armed showdowns persist

    MOSCOW -- As armed standoffs persisted in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin tightened the economic screws on his impoverished neighbor Wednesday by warning that Ukraine may have to pay in advance for its gas imports from Russia. The...
  • Council of Europe assembly suspends Russian members

    STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Russia was suspended from the parliamentary assembly of European human rights watchdog the Council of Europe on Thursday in protest at Moscow's behavior towards Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea. The 18 Russian...
  • Russian oil firm says Asian buyers willing to use euros

    MOSCOW/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled oil producer Gazprom Neft said it had received positive responses from Asian clients about the possibility of using euros as a settlement currency instead of the dollar. Company head Alexander...
  • Group of deputies wants Gorbachev investigated over Soviet break-up

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A small group of lawmakers have asked Russia's top prosecutor to investigate whether the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, should face treason charges over his role in the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev dismissed the...
  • Putin: there can be no delay in solving Ukraine gas debt problem

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has told European leaders there can be no delay in solving the problem of Ukraine's debt for Russian natural gas, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. "The situation is urgent," Peskov said after...
  • Russia may change budget rules to cope with Crimea: deputy PM

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia may change its budget rules to reflect the addition of Crimea and its population of about 2 million people, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov was quoted as saying on Thursday during a visit to Berlin. He told a German...
  • Russia's Lavrov says NATO forces in Eastern Europe would violate agreements

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday said the deployment of NATO forces in eastern European countries close to Russia would violate of agreements between Moscow and the alliance, the Interfax news agency reported....
  • Baltic states use Ukraine crisis to boost LNG import capacities

    LONDON (Reuters) - Spurred by the Ukraine crisis, the Baltic region is fast-tracking plans to boost its liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, hoping to drastically cut Moscow's grip on the region's supply. Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimea region has...
  • Pro-Russia separatists reject amnesty offer in Ukraine standoff

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russia separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk rejected Kiev's offer of amnesty for those who seized government buildings this week and called on others to defy the pro-European government in Kiev....