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Ukraine Retakes Crimea Airports After Russian ‘Invasion’

Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian authorities said Friday they had regained control of two Crimean airports seized during an “armed invasion” by Russian forces that prompted the country’s new pro-EU leaders to appeal for protection from the West. The spiraling tensions in a nation torn between the West and Russia are set to take another […]

February 28, 2014

Ukraine Needs $35 Billion In Aid To Avert Default, Interim Leaders Say

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Ukraine’s interim leaders said Monday that the country will need $35 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to avert default and called for an international donors’ conference to craft a rescue plan. The appeal by acting Finance Minister Yuri Kolobov followed by a […]

February 24, 2014

Ukraine President Seeks To Defuse Crisis, Calls For Early Elections

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich acknowledged the opposition’s victory Friday by initiating early presidential and parliamentary elections and a plan to form a coalition government. “In these tragic days when Ukraine suffered such heavy losses, when people died on both sides of the barricades, I consider […]

February 21, 2014

Deal Reached On Ukraine Crisis, President’s Office Says

McClatchy Tribune News Service KIEV — Negotiators from the European Union and Russia have agreed with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition on a solution to the political crisis, the president’s office says. The deal was expected to be signed later Friday. The announcement came after marathon talks to resolve the crisis in Ukraine […]

February 21, 2014

U.S. In ‘Preliminary’ Talks With EU For Ukraine Aid Deal

Washington (AFP) – The United States is holding talks with the European Union on drawing up a financial aid package for Ukraine amid weeks of political upheaval, a U.S. official confirmed Monday. “Let me be clear, this is at a very preliminary stage. We are consulting with the EU… and other partners about the support […]

February 3, 2014