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Ukraine says won't pull back troops without full ceasefire

Donetsk - Ukraine insisted Sunday it would not pull back its troops from the frontline until all sides cease fire under a peace plan aimed at ending five months of bloodshed in the east.

Putin foe Khodorkovsky 'willing to lead Russia'

Moscow - Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions on Saturday by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead Russia in times of crisis.

NATO cautiously welcomes Ukraine buffer zone deal

Kiev - NATO's top military commander expressed cautious optimism Saturday that a tenuous Ukrainian ceasefire whose details were thrashed out in marathon overnight negotiations would help end a bloody pro-Kremlin uprising that has inflamed East-West ties.

NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'

Vilnius - NATO's top military commander on Saturday said Russian forces were still operating in Ukraine and that a ceasefire was not working, but he expressed hope a new peace plan could bring progress.

Rival Ukraine forces ready pullback under new peace plan

Kiev - Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian militias were due Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarised zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talks.

Russian fighters intercepted by U.S. near Alaska

Washington - Two Russian fighters entered a U.S. "air defense identification zone" two days ago and were intercepted by American F-22 jets near Alaska, military officers said.

New Ukraine peace talks open in Minsk

Minsk - Face-to-face talks aimed at finding a way to end Ukraine's brutal five-month war began Friday in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, trying to build on a ragged ceasefire that was agreed in the same city two weeks ago.

Russian billionaire Yevtushenkov denies freed from house arrest

Moscow - Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov on Friday denied reports he had been unexpectedly freed from house arrest after being detained this week in a money-laundering probe.

EU, Ukraine, Russia to hold gas talks next week

Brussels - The European Union will hold fresh talks with Russia and Ukraine next week to settle their ongoing dispute over gas deliveries, an EU official said on Friday.

Kremlin to 'protect Russian cyberspace from unpredictable West'

Moscow - Russia is mulling measures to protect its cyberspace from the "unpredictable" West, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman told AFP on Friday, as experts warned the Kremlin may be considering disconnecting the country from the global web.

New Ukraine peace talks after Obama rebuffs Poroshenko pleas

Minsk - Warring parties in Ukraine meet on Friday to try to find a lasting solution to a brutal conflict that has killed around 3,000 people and stoked Western alarm about Russia's territorial ambitions.

Russia evicts Crimean Tatars from assembly

Simferopol - Russian authorities have ordered Crimean Tatars to leave their assembly building, in a move that the leader of the ethnic minority -- which opposed Russia's annexing of Crimea from Ukraine -- called a return to Soviet oppression.

US welcomes Poroshenko for symbolic visit

Washington - The United States welcomed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Thursday on a visit ringing with symbolism, which nevertheless underlined the limits of Western support for Kiev in its showdown with Russia.

Russia 'moves troops in Crimea' ahead of Ukraine-US meet

Kiev - Kiev accused Moscow on Thursday of massing its troops in annexed Crimea on the Ukraine border, rattling nerves just as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to meet US counterpart Barack Obama.

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in southern Russia

Astrakhan - A team of BBC journalists was beaten and their camera smashed in southern Russia, where they were looking into reports of Russian soldiers killed while on secret deployments near Ukraine, the broadcaster said Thursday.

Ukraine's Poroshenko warns of global threat from Russia

Washington - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday warned of a threat to "global security everywhere" posed by the Russian aggression against his nation.

Russian tycoon's arrest sparks fears of 'second Yukos'

Moscow - The arrest of a top billionaire sent shockwaves through Russia's business and political circles on Wednesday and prompted fears of a state-orchestrated asset grab similar to the prosecution of ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Moscow hails Ukraine self-rule olive branch for east

Moscow - Russia hailed Wednesday Ukraine's offer of self-rule for separatist rebels in the east under a peace plan seen as the best chance yet of halting five months of bloody warfare.

Deadly gunbattles in east Ukraine despite autonomy offer

Donetsk - Fierce gunbattles erupted around the Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, with two civilians killed just a day after lawmakers in Kiev held out an offer of self-rule to the pro-Russian separatists.

Op-Ed: The anatomy of perpetual deception in a post-9/11 world

After all we've been through since 9/11 — after fighting a prefabricated enemy created by Washington — Americans still haven't learned a thing. Another illegal war predicated on deception will only make things worse.

How far is Putin prepared to go in Ukraine?

Brussels - Russia could go even further in Ukraine with the "frozen conflict" strategy it has tried and tested in other countries, and may even end up annexing around half of Ukrainian territory, analysts say.

Russia places billionaire Yevtushenkov under house arrest

Moscow - Russian authorities said Tuesday they had placed a top billionaire, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, under house arrest pending the results of an investigation of charges against him of money-laundering.

Ukraine's self-rule offer slows rebel independence drive

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's push for peace with pro-Russian insurgents appeared to pass its first test Tuesday when most agreed to study his limited self-rule offer while defending their demands for full independence.

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area

Moscow - Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country's defence minister said on Tuesday.

Ukraine to ratify EU pact, offer rebels self-rule

Kiev - Ukraine is set to ratify a disputed EU agreement and offer limited self-rule to parts of the separatist east as it moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history.

Op-Ed: NATO will not allow another Crimea stealth caper

Moscow - NATO is warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that his “hybrid war” strategy has become transparent, and will result in intervention if he seeks to pull off another Crimean caper.

Traders in shelled Donetsk market left to 'eat ash'

Donetsk - Oleksandr picks up a handful of rusty screws and nails, all that is left of his market stall that was ripped apart in a volley of mortar fire in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

Ukraine outrage over delay on EU trade deal

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing a backlash from his staunchest supporters for bowing to Russian pressure and postponing the implementation of an EU trade deal the two sides plan to ratify Tuesday.

Ukraine rivals trade blame after bloodiest day since truce

Donetsk - Ukraine's shaky truce was rattled further on Monday as warring rivals traded blame over the bloodiest day in the restive east since a ceasefire was signed on September 5.

Aid reaches the hardy and hungry of Ukraine's Lugansk

Lugansk - After months of bombardments that left them short of water, power and basic supplies, many residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk breathed a sigh of relief at the arrival of desperately needed aid.
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