Russia grants gas respite but seeks U.N. vote on Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused Ukrainian authorities on Monday of escalating violence against civilians in the rebel-held east of the country, even as it offered Kiev a brief respite in a dispute over billions of dollars' worth of unpaid gas bills.

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Russia's Lavrov warns of 'fratricidal war' in Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the West of pushing Ukraine into a "fratricidal war" and repeated Moscow's calls for an end to the interim Ukrainian government's military action against pro-Russian separatists.

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Russian President Putin Attends Signing of Russia-Cuba Oil Deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the signing of two cooperation agreements between Russian Rosneft and Zarubezhnetf oil corporations and Cuban Cupet oil company, in the framework of the International Economic Forum of Saint Petersburg, that took place over the weekend in that Russian city.

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