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  • Conflict-hit coal sector casts shadow on Ukraine electricity market

    KIEV (Reuters) - Intense fighting in eastern Ukraine has forced coal mines to cut production or close entirely, imperiling the country's electricity market and potentially forcing the government to cut exports or limit consumption. Coal mining is...
  • Ukraine demands Russian airlines get permits to cross airspace

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine demanded that Russian airlines Aeroflot and Transaero obtain permission for every flight they make over its territory, because these airlines fly over Crimean airspace which Ukraine considers to be closed. Russia seized Crimea...
  • Russian oil giant seeks funds earmarked for pensions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Rosneft , which produces more oil than Iraq or Iran, is seeking a $42 billion loan from a fund earmarked for Russian pensions to help it weather Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in Ukraine. Analysts expected the...
  • Putin sounds conciliatory note on visit to annexed Ukraine region

    YALTA Crimea (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would stand up for itself but not at the cost of confrontation with the outside world, a conciliatory note after months of tough rhetoric over the crisis in Ukraine. Putin was...
  • Finnish president to raise Ukraine at meeting with Putin

    YALTA Crimea (Reuters) - Finland's president is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in southern Russia on Friday, but both governments played down prospects for any breakthrough in the crisis over Ukraine. With tensions running high between...
  • Near KO for Ukraine deputy in parliament row over eastern conflict

    KIEV (Reuters) - The leader of Ukraine's populist Radical Party was nearly knocked out in a punch-up in the Kiev parliament's lobby on Thursday after he goaded a fellow deputy, accusing him of ignoring the plight of soldiers fighting in east Ukraine....
  • Ukraine approves law on sanctions against Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament approved a law on Thursday to impose sanctions on Russian companies and individuals supporting and financing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. The government has already prepared a list of 172 citizens of...
  • Shells hit central Donetsk, Russian aid convoy heads towards border

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Artillery shells hit close to the centre of Ukraine's separatist-held city of Donetsk for the first time on Thursday, killing at least one person, as a large Russian aid convoy rumbled towards the border. With Ukrainian...
  • Russian aid convoy stops before border with Ukraine

    MOSCOW A massive Russian aid convoy bound for civilians in eastern Ukraine stopped just short of the border on Thursday, while Kiev accused Moscow of acting unilaterally and sent its own aid convoy to the embattled region. The almost 280 trucks...
  • Ukrainian parliament backs bill to open gas pipelines to EU, U.S. firms

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament approved a law on Thursday to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation from firms in the European Union or United States. Ukraine will hold 51 percent and foreign partners...
  • Putin says Russia will do its utmost to stop bloodshed in Ukraine

    YALTA Crimea (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia would do its utmost to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine, where government forces are fighting a pro-Russian rebellion in the east. "We will do everything in our power so that this...