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    Frontline town in Ukraine gets breathing space after worst shelling in months
| Reuters
    Feb06

    Frontline town in Ukraine gets breathing space after worst shelling in months | Reuters

    By Sergei Takhmazov and Natalia Zinets | AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine A week-long surge in violence in and around the government-held town of Avdiyivka in eastern Ukraine appeared to be winding down on Monday, as schools reopened and power and water supplies resumed following the worst clashes in months.Last week aid agencies warned of a...

    U.S. and Russian ministries must restore direct links – Russian diplomat
| Reuters
    Feb06

    U.S. and Russian ministries must restore direct links – Russian diplomat | Reuters

    MOSCOW One of Russia’s top diplomats said on Monday that government ministries in the United States and Russia should restore direct communications channels with each other as part of a first step to rebuild bilateral ties.U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have both said they would like to try to mend...

    Donald Trump dials Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; assures to work for peace with Moscow
    Feb05

    Donald Trump dials Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; assures to work for peace with Moscow

    US President Donald Trump has assured his Ukrainian counterpart to work with all parties to end bloodshed and restore peace along volatile Russia-Ukraine border, amid escalation in violence in the region. The post Donald Trump dials Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; assures to work for peace with Moscow appeared first on Firstpost. …read...

    Shelling flares up in east Ukraine ahead of Trump’s call to Kiev
| Reuters
    Feb04

    Shelling flares up in east Ukraine ahead of Trump’s call to Kiev | Reuters

    KIEV Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists accused each other of resuming artillery attacks in east Ukraine on Saturday, breaking a lull in shelling at a frontline hot-spot that had raised hopes the conflict’s worst escalation in months was waning.The reports came hours before a planned telephone call between Ukrainian President Petro...

    U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Blames Russia for new violence in eastern Ukraine
| Reuters
    Feb03

    U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Blames Russia for new violence in eastern Ukraine | Reuters

    UNITED NATIONS U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, blamed Russia on Thursday for the recent surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and warned Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia will not be lifted until Moscow returns Crimea to Kiev.”I consider it unfortunate on the occasion of my first appearance here I must condemn the...

    Ukraine, separatists say more civilians killed in eastern flare-up
| Reuters
    Feb03

    Ukraine, separatists say more civilians killed in eastern flare-up | Reuters

    By Gleb Garanich and Natalia Zinets | AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Thursday of carrying out fresh artillery attacks on frontline residential areas in eastern Ukraine, resulting in civilian casualties on both sides.The reports follow a short lull in fighting in the...

    McCain says Russia testing U.S. in Ukraine, urges Trump to hit back
| Reuters
    Feb02

    McCain says Russia testing U.S. in Ukraine, urges Trump to hit back | Reuters

    WASHINGTON Russia is testing President Donald Trump with a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and the U.S. president should give Ukraine the lethal aid it needs to defend against the attacks, Senator John McCain said in a letter to Trump on Thursday.Renewed violence flared this week between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces...

    Poland eyes Belarus ties to revive EU’s Eastern Partnership
| Reuters
    Feb01

    Poland eyes Belarus ties to revive EU’s Eastern Partnership | Reuters

    By Pawel Sobczak, Lidia Kelly and Justyna Pawlak | WARSAW WARSAW Poland is trying to improve relations with its eastern neighbour Belarus in the hope of also reviving the European Union’s dormant Eastern Partnership initiative that targets six former Soviet republics, its deputy foreign minister said.The Eastern Partnership offered money,...

    Moscow denies it shot at Ukrainian warplane – Tass
| Reuters
    Feb01

    Moscow denies it shot at Ukrainian warplane – Tass | Reuters

    MOSCOW Russia’s Black Sea naval command on Wednesday denied an allegation by Kiev that a Ukrainian AN-26 military cargo plane had been shot over the sea, Tass news agency cited the command as saying.Ukraine said on Wednesday the pane had been shot at with a firearm from a Russian-controlled offshore gas rig. (writing by Denis Pinchuk,...

    U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine
| Reuters
    Feb01

    U.N. Security Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over Ukraine | Reuters

    UNITED NATIONS The UN Security Council expressed its “grave concern” on Tuesday over the “dangerous deterioration” in eastern Ukraine and called for a halt to the violence.”The members of the Security Council expressed their full support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the Security Council...

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