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G7 calls for Ukraine deal to be implemented 'without delay'
G7 calls for Ukraine deal to be implemented 'without delay'

The G7 voiced concern about bloody violence and the build-up of weapons in eastern Ukraine, days before a negotiated ceasefire was due to come into effect.

G7 calls for Ukraine deal to be implemented 'without delay'
Kazakhstan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo © Turar Kazangapov.
Kazakhstan issues statement on Normand Talks in Minsk: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement following the results of the Normand Talks in Minsk, Belarus.

Kazakhstan issues statement on Normand Talks in Minsk: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Ukraine agreement a copy-paste of September Minsk talks: Karin

Kazakh political analyst Yerlan Karin speaks about the deal reached at the Ukraine crisis talks in Minsk.

Ukraine agreement a copy-paste of September Minsk talks: Karin
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © REUTERS
Lukashenko informs Nazarbayev on outcomes of Normand Four talk in Minsk

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have discussed the Normand Talk between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in Minsk on the phone.

Lukashenko informs Nazarbayev on outcomes of Normand Four talk in Minsk
World Bank to provide up to $2 bn in aid to Ukraine
World Bank to provide up to $2 bn in aid to Ukraine

The World Bank said it is prepared to provide up to $2 billion in financial assistance to conflict-torn Ukraine this year.

World Bank to provide up to $2 bn in aid to Ukraine
UN chief urges action on Ukraine peace roadmap
UN chief urges action on Ukraine peace roadmap

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Russia and Ukraine to follow through on a ceasefire and other commitments to end the 10-month war in east Ukraine.

UN chief urges action on Ukraine peace roadmap
Ukraine peace summit starts in Minsk: official
Ukraine peace summit starts in Minsk: official

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on Wednesday gathered for the start of a peace summit in Minsk aimed at ending 10 months of bloodshed in Ukraine.

Ukraine peace summit starts in Minsk: official
Stumbling blocks in Ukraine peace plan
Stumbling blocks in Ukraine peace plan

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are expected to meet for a summit on a peace plan to end escalating bloodshed in east Ukraine.

Stumbling blocks in Ukraine peace plan
Ukraine conflict main players hold talks ahead of peace summit
Ukraine conflict main players hold talks ahead of peace summit

Ukrainian and Russian representatives as well as European mediators and pro-Moscow separatists held talks in Minsk.

Ukraine conflict main players hold talks ahead of peace summit
Obama presses Putin to strike Ukraine peace deal
Obama presses Putin to strike Ukraine peace deal

US President Barack Obama called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, urging him to embrace a negotiated solution.

Obama presses Putin to strike Ukraine peace deal
Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev (on the right). Photo courtesy of the press service of the Parliament's Senate.
Kazakh Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev takes part in Munich Security Conference

Kazakhstan Senate Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev has taken part in the Munich Security Conference.

Kazakh Speaker Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev takes part in Munich Security Conference
Obama delays Ukraine arms decision amid diplomatic whirlwind
Obama delays Ukraine arms decision amid diplomatic whirlwind

US President Barack Obama agreed to hold off a controversial decision on sending arms to Ukraine until German-led efforts to broker a ceasefire with Russia are given a chance.

Obama delays Ukraine arms decision amid diplomatic whirlwind
EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit
EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit

EU foreign ministers postponed new sanctions against Russia for a week to boost the chances of success at a four-way Ukraine peace summit.

EU suspends new sanctions pending Ukraine summit
No decision yet on Ukraine arms aid: Obama
No decision yet on Ukraine arms aid: Obama

US President Barack Obama said no decision had been made on whether to send weapons to Ukraine to help Kiev battle pro-Russian separatists.

No decision yet on Ukraine arms aid: Obama
Obama hosts Merkel amid deepening Ukraine crisis
Obama hosts Merkel amid deepening Ukraine crisis

US President Barack Obama hosts Angela Merkel at the White House, as worsening violence in Ukraine confronts them.

Obama hosts Merkel amid deepening Ukraine crisis
Putin says Ukrainians have to agree among selves to end crisis
Putin says Ukrainians have to agree among selves to end crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the conflict in Ukraine will continue if rival groups there do not agree among themselves.

Putin says Ukrainians have to agree among selves to end crisis
Putin, Merkel and Hollande begin Ukraine peace talks: Kremlin
Putin, Merkel and Hollande begin Ukraine peace talks: Kremlin

German Chancellor, French President and their Russian host Vladimir Putin talks seen as a desperate bid to avoid an escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

Putin, Merkel and Hollande begin Ukraine peace talks: Kremlin
Democrats, Republicans urge Obama to arm Ukraine
Democrats, Republicans urge Obama to arm Ukraine

US senators from both parties renewed calls Thursday for President Barack Obama to boost military aid to Ukraine.

Democrats, Republicans urge Obama to arm Ukraine
NATO agrees to boost defences in eastern Europe
NATO agrees to boost defences in eastern Europe

NATO defence ministers agreed to immediately set up six bases in eastern Europe and establish a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to Russian aggression.

NATO agrees to boost defences in eastern Europe
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
French court postpones Ablyazov's extradition trial

The Court of Cassation of France has postponed the trial on the extradition of former BTA Bank head Mukhtar Ablyazov.

French court postpones Ablyazov's extradition trial