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  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
    Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
  • Obama, in Estonia and at NATO summit, to send strong message to Putin

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Estonia and attend a NATO summit in Wales next week to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his incursion into Ukraine must be reversed and to keep his hands off the...
  • From Syria to Ukraine, crises fill the Obama-NATO agenda

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama heads to Europe next week, looking to assure nervous allies of the United States' commitment to the region, as NATO prepares to beef up forces amid fears that Russia will step up its provocations beyond Ukraine. Obama...
  • France sees 'unacceptable intervention' by Russian troops in Ukraine

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday France had evidence of "unacceptable" intervention by Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. Fabius, speaking to French TV station France 24, also said that EU sanctions against Russia...
  • EU ministers discuss firmer action on Russia over Ukraine

    MILAN (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers considered on Friday the options for firmer action against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, discussing tougher sanctions but leaving any decision to their national leaders. Ministers attending the...
  • EU readying for a fresh round of sanctions against Russia

    MOSCOW and MILAN The European Union was mulling tougher sanctions against Russia on Friday, following reports that Moscow had sent hundreds of regular troops to eastern Ukraine to support the separatist militias there. EU leaders could task experts...
  • Russian inflation, interest rates to stay high as sanctions bite

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will miss its inflation target this year as a ban on Western food imports causes prices to rise, and economic growth will be minimal as Western sanctions over Ukraine bite, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. The poll of 15...
  • Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden put its top military staff on higher alert on Friday as a result of the situation in Ukraine, the armed forces said. It is already participating in international maneuvers in Finland, which borders Russia, and has moved its...
  • Poland, Ukraine bar overflight by Russian defense minister's plane

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland and Ukraine refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to use their airspace on Friday while returning home from a visit to Slovakia. Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov...
  • Poland, Ukraine bar overflight by Russian defense minister's plane

    PRAGUE/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Poland and Ukraine refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to use its airspace on Friday while returning home from a visit to Slovakia, the Slovak Interior Ministry said. The plane carrying...
  • Ukraine wants weapons, does not expect NATO intervention: envoy

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine wants supplies of weapons but does not expect NATO to send soldiers to help it fight Russian troops in its eastern provinces, Kiev's ambassador to NATO said on Friday. Asked if any NATO member was currently supplying...