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Following heavy snow fall and a sudden drop in temperatures across east Europe 18 people have died in Ukraine and 10 in Poland. (more…)

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Ukrainian former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko (photo, from france24.com), has been sentenced to seven years in jail on Tuesday by a Kiev court for “exceeding her powers” in 2009 in sealing a gas deal with Russia. (more…)

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Ukrainian electoral officials said Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Moscow candidate (photo, from aljazeera.net), will win a narrow victory in the presidential election.

With more than 98% of votes counted, Mr Yanukovych had a 2.7% lead over his rival, PM Yulia Tymoshenko, media said. (more…)

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All gas supplies to Ukraine from Russia have stopped after the collapse of talks to end a row over unpaid bills and prices.

The taps have been turned off at 0700 GMT, said Gazprom, Russia’s gas giant, when its contract to supply Ukraine ended. (more…)

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After talks near Moscow with Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister, has expressed outrage at reports that Ukraine supplied arms and technicians to Georgia before the recent war. He added that if such reports were confirmed, they constituted a “crime”. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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After Russia’s conflict with Georgia, Ukraine has said it is ready to make its missile early warning systems available to European nations. The country’s foreign ministry said thanks to Moscow’s abrogation, earlier this year, of an accord involving two tracking stations, Ukraine is allowed to co-operate with others.

Ukraine could ensure its sovereignty only through collective security, said Viktor Yushchenko (photo), the country’s president. (more…)

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A man, accused of being a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War II, has lost his last legal fight to remain in the US.

John Demjanjuk (photo), 88, migrated to the US in the 1950s. He was extradited to Israel and sentenced to death for war crimes, but the ruling was overturned. (more…)

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