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  • European rights envoy says pro-Ukraine activists face abuses in Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pro-Ukrainian activists and Tatar ethnic minorities in Crimea have found their lives under increased threat since the Ukrainian territory was annexed by Russia in March, a top European human rights diplomat said on Friday. Following...
  • Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions

    Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions
    Russia said on Friday it would respond quickly with retaliatory measures to the latest round of U.S. sanctions that it criticized as another "hostile step," pledging to support affected companies with state funds. The European Union and the United...
  • Second Russian aid convoy arrives in Ukrainian city of Luhansk: agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than half the vehicles of a Russian humanitarian aid convoy have arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, Russian media reported on Saturday. News agency RIA Novosti said that 100 lorries arrived on Saturday morning, with...
  • U.S., European Union target Russian energy sector with new sanctions

    In a marked escalation of their sanctions campaign against Russia, the United States and the European Union hit the Kremlin on Friday with new penalties for its actions in Ukraine, targeting favored financial, energy and defense businesses. The...
  • Putin trying to destroy Ukraine, says its PM

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister said on Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and said only NATO could defend the ex-Soviet republic from external aggression. Kiev and its Western backers...
  • Russia hints at flight ban in response to new sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia signalled on Monday it might ban Western airlines from flying over its territory as part of an "asymmetrical" response to new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Blaming the West for damaging the Russian economy...
  • New U.N. rights boss warns of 'house of blood' in Iraq, Syria

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood." Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al...
  • Swiss President not optimistic about Ukraine ceasefire, urges political solution

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss President Didier Burkhalter said on Monday that he was not optimistic about the Ukraine ceasefire, saying it was not enough just to have a cessation of hostilities but both sides must push for political solution. Burkhalter,...
  • Ukrainian president arrives in southeastern city of Mariupol: press secretary

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in the southeastern city of Mariupol on Monday, his press secretary Svyatoslav Tseholko wrote on his Twitter microblog. Ukrainian troops have come under fire from pro-Russian rebels on the...
  • 'Shaky' Ukraine ceasefire holding

    'Shaky' Ukraine ceasefire holding
    A ceasefire struck between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists was largely holding on Monday in eastern Ukraine despite sporadic violations, but Europe's security watchdog said the sides must push for a political settlement. The ceasefire,...
  • Ukraine military says 648 POWs freed by rebels so far under ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists have released 648 Ukrainian prisoners of war so far under the terms of a ceasefire struck with government forces that came into effect last Friday, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday. Andriy Lysenko...