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Sberbank reducing its presence in Europe

Russia's Sberbank intends to reduce its presence in Europe, but expand it in Kazakhstan and Belarus, the head of the state bank Herman Gref said. "We stay in Europe, Belarus, Kazakhstan and …

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UN: situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorates

The overall security situation in eastern Ukraine has deteriorated since the beginning of May, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. "Hostilities, with the use of mortars and heavy artillery, were reported …

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Ukraine tests Javelin missile systems

Ukraine tested its Javelin missile systems yesterday for the first time since receiving the weapons from the United States to boost its defenses in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists. The US says Javelins cannot effectively be …

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Poroshenko and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by telephone about Merkel’s visit to Russia last week, efforts to implement the Minsk agreement, gas transit through Ukraine, …

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 FSB shuts down extremist group in Crimea

The Federal Security Service (FSB) has shut down the activity of an extremist group in Crimea that had been created by an aide to Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada member of parliament, the FSB Center for Public Relations said. "The …

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Merkel concerned by breaches of Ukraine truce

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was deeply concerned by repeated breaches of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. "Every night there are violations of the ceasefire and every day there are human …

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Putin congratulates South Caucasus on Victory Day

Russian president Vladimir Putin congratulated the leaders of Azerbaijan,Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the citizens of Georgia and …

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Kiev extends sanctions against Russia

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council added more people and legal entities to its sanctions list imposed on Russia. Kiev synchronized sanctions with the ones imposed by the US Treasury on April 6 and extended recent years’ …

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US delivers Javelin antitank missiles to Ukraine

The United States has confirmed its delivery of American-made, Javelin antitank missile systems to Ukraine. "They have already been delivered," RFE/RL cited a US State Department official as saying. In a statement …

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Ukraine starts official withdrawal from CIS

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that the CIS framework signed by Ukraine, as well as the Treaty on Friendship with Russia, should be reassessed taking into account its compliance with the national interests of the …

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Saakashvili receives new job

The former president of Georgia, the ex-governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, got a job, he wrote on his page in Facebook. "I agreed with the Academy of Speakers of the Netherlands on cooperation.As long as I am in …

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