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83 dead in Ukraine's cold snap

Dec 21 2012, 2:37pm CST | by

London, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country, BBC reported.

London, Dec 22 — At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country, BBC reported. Temperatures as low as minus 23 degrees Celsius and heavy snowfall this...

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83 dead in Ukraine's cold snap

Dec 21 2012, 2:37pm CST | by

London, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country, BBC reported.

London, Dec 22 — At least 83 people have died in Ukraine from a cold spell that has been gripping the country, BBC reported.

Temperatures as low as minus 23 degrees Celsius and heavy snowfall this month have left the capital Kiev and most of the country under a thick frozen layer.

In the western part of the country, vehicles were trapped in a three-day traffic jam stretching at one point about 20 km.

The severe weather is also affecting neighbouring Bulgaria and Romania, where six people have reportedly died.

An official from Ukraine's health ministry said 83 people were known to have died from the cold. Most of the victims had been found on the streets.

More than 500 people were being treated in hospitals across the country.

Nearly 100 towns and villages across the country remain without electricity. Army units have also been deployed to help clear the snow on major motorways.

Thousands of "heating shelters" have been set up where the homeless and the elderly can get a hot meal and a warm place to sleep.

Last winter, more than 100 people died from the cold in Ukraine.

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Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

Sep 18 2014 6:20am CDT | Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine’s fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress. Poroshenko arrives in Washington seeking more robust U.S military assistance to help Read More...The post Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this s ...
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Ukraine president in key US visit

Sep 17 2014 10:23pm CDT | Source: BBC News

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggre ...
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The Media Has Swallowed Five Russian Myths That Have Helped Putin Win In Ukraine

Sep 17 2014 9:32pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

VideoThe West’s latest round of sanctions against Russia and the fragile truce between Moscow and Kiev fails to alter the fact that the Kremlin has already succeeded in achieving most of its aims in Ukraine. Crimea is an all-but-accepted lost cause, and territories in Eastern and Southern U ...
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EBRD bank slashes outlook for Russian economy

Sep 17 2014 6:20pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

London (AFP) - Russia's economy will contract next year as a result of the crisis with Ukraine, the EBRD development bank forecast on Thursday after slashing its prediction for growth.Ukraine's economy will meanwhile contract faster than expected, in turn weighing on other emerging economies in the region, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said in its latest outlook report.Russia's economy will c ...
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Ukrainian MP Thrown into Rubbish Bin by Angry Mob Outside Parliament in Kiev

Sep 16 2014 4:45pm CDT | Source: IBTimes UK

Ukrainian MP, Vitaly Zhuravsky, is thrown into a garbage container outside the Parliament in Ki ...
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EU-Ukraine Association Agreement sealed

Sep 16 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Euronews

On the 27th of June this year, Ukraine (and Georgia and Moldova) signed the Association Agreement with the European U ...
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Russian Inflation Is Increasing And That Could Be A Huge Problem For The Kremlin

Sep 16 2014 7:21am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Since the situation in Ukraine is temporarily quiet, it's worth taking a brief look at the condition of Russia's economy. To put it bluntly, things aren't very pretty. Russia responded to aggressive EU and US sanctions through the unique approach ...
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Sep 15 2014 12:49pm CDT | Source: The Daily Telegraph

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