ukraine: Explainer: What will Russian recognition of breakaway Ukraine regions mean?

ukraine: Explainer: What will Russian recognition of breakaway Ukraine regions mean?

WASHINGTON: Russian President Vladimir Putin told French and German leaders on Monday that he planned to sign a decree recognizing the two breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine as independent. Here’s a look at the effects of the larger crisis, with the United States saying Russia could be ready to invade Ukraine with 190,000 troops near …

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putin: Putin demands Ukraine end 'military operations'

putin: Putin demands Ukraine end ‘military operations’

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded that Ukraine “immediately” suspend military operations before the country or face responsibility for possible bloodshed, as he recognizes the independence of separatists in eastern Ukraine. “We demand an immediate end to the military operation,” Putin said in an hour-long national address to Ukraine’s leadership late Monday night. “Otherwise, …

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Putin News: Russian President Putin recognises Ukraine rebel regions as independent | World News

Putin News: Russian President Putin recognises Ukraine rebel regions as independent | World News

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized the two breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine as independent entities, heading east toward a crisis that could trigger a major war in the West. In a lengthy televised speech, Putin described Ukraine as an integral part of Russian history and said that eastern Ukraine was an ancient …

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islamabad: All eyes on Pakistan army as opposition gears up for no-trust move against Imran

islamabad: All eyes on Pakistan army as opposition gears up for no-trust move against Imran

ISLAMABAD: As political temperatures rise in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan will face the heat of a no-confidence motion next week, as opposition parties announced in the National Assembly on 11 February. A no-confidence motion in the 342-member National Assembly must have 172 votes to ensure Khan’s removal. Although no date has yet been set …

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suisse: Suisse secrets: ‘Gen. Zia’s ISI head swindled CIA’s mujahideen cash for Afghan-Soviet war’

suisse: Suisse secrets: ‘Gen. Zia’s ISI head swindled CIA’s mujahideen cash for Afghan-Soviet war’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s slain ISI chief General Akhtar Abdur Rahman Khan has been named in “Swiss Secrets”, a huge leak of confidential information from Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse around the world. Khan was the head of the country’s intelligence service under dictator General Zia-ul-Haq and was responsible for establishing a network of CIA-funded mujahideen fighters …

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