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  • Russia backing separatists' rival elections in eastern Ukraine

    Russia backing separatists' rival elections in eastern Ukraine
    Russian officials are throwing their support behind Ukrainian separatist rebels' planned elections for their own parliaments after warnings from Ukrainian leaders in Kiev that no power in the world will recognize the proclaimed independence of the Donetsk...
  • Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions

    Oil price drop threatens to hit Russia, Iran harder than sanctions
    A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done. Prices have fallen about 20% on world markets...
  • Ukraine's parliament approves president's choice for defense minister

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday approved National Guard chief Stepan Poltorak as defense minister following his nomination by President Petro Poroshenko. Poltorak, 49, a colonel-general, replaces Valery Heletey who faced criticism for...
  • Protesters clash with police in Ukraine capital, throw smoke bombs

    KIEV (Reuters) - A few thousand protesters clashed with police on Tuesday outside the Ukrainian parliament, throwing stones and smoke bombs and firing with air guns through the building's windows. A Reuters photographer said the protesters, many of...
  • Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight

    Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm...
  • European firms in Russia say they fear being 'sacrificed' in Ukraine standoff

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - European companies in Russia warned on Tuesday they were being hurt by a Russian embargo on food imports as well as EU sanctions and risked being "sacrificed" in the standoff over Ukraine. In comments before Foreign Minister Sergei...
  • Ukraine central bank chief says IMF ready to help more

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ukraine received assurances from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank that the two lenders stand ready to provide the war-torn country with more financial support, Kiev's central bank chief said on Tuesday. In a brief...
  • Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite nearby clashes

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 last summer in east Ukraine, carting away boxes of personal possessions despite...
  • Ukraine president names national guard chief as defense minister

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday named the fourth defense minister to the head of the nation's beleaguered military in eight months and warned troops to expect to spend the winter on the front lines battling Russia-backed separatists. A...
  • Putin orders Russian troop withdrawal from Ukrainian border

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said, in a sign of some tension easing before a key...
  • Ukraine to get its fourth defense minister so far this year

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to replace the defense minister of his embattled country with the fourth person to hold the position this year, according to a statement posted on the presidential website on Sunday. "The president stressed...