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    World › Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons
    Feb28

    World › Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

    The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their readiness to resume fighting if necessary. The withdrawals are in compliance with a cease-fire agreement that also envisions the mass… …read more Source:...

    World › Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east
    Feb27

    World › Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country’s east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. Ukrainian and separatist officials have noted a sharp decline in violence, although the chances of a long-lasting settlement remain… …read more...

    World › U.S. mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Russian response a concern
    Feb26

    World › U.S. mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Russian response a concern

    The Obama administration is still struggling with whether to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine amid concerns that such a move might only escalate Russia’s military campaign there, U.S. defense leaders told Congress Wednesday. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander, told the House Armed Services Committee that…...

    World › Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins
    Feb25

    World › Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins

    Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels’ claim that a real pullback had begun. A peace plan worked out in marathon talks on Feb. 12 aims to create a wide buffer zone between the… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blaming rebel attacks
    Feb24

    World › Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blaming rebel attacks

    Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Under a peace agreement reached Feb 12, both sides are to withdraw their heavy weapons 25 to 70 kilometers back to create a buffer zone. Ukrainian officials said… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › West sounds warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites
    Feb23

    World › West sounds warnings over Ukraine truce as new flashpoint ignites

    The West sounded more forceful warnings over Ukraine’s battered truce Sunday as fighting raged around the port city of Mariupol and the warring sides wrangled over withdrawing heavy weapons. The volatility was underlined by a bomb blast in the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv that killed two people during a… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › U.S., allies discuss new sanctions; Obama weighs next steps on Ukraine
    Feb21

    World › U.S., allies discuss new sanctions; Obama weighs next steps on Ukraine

    The United States and its European allies are in talks about harsher sanctions against Moscow, while U.S. President Barack Obama will evaluate next steps in dealing with the conflict in eastern Ukraine in coming days, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. Kerry was speaking after meetings with… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains
    Feb21

    World › As ravaged Ukraine town regains peace, fear of war remains

    Almost every building was gravely damaged, nearly every window smashed in this Ukrainian town left unrecognizable by months of relentless shelling. Children played in the rubble where their homes once stood, while neighbors boiled water in open fires as temperatures dipped below freezing. Two days after government forces fled Debaltseve…...

    World › Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce
    Feb19

    World › Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a stillborn ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the truce by forcing thousands of government troops out of a strategic town. Western nations are refusing to give up on a peace deal brokered by France and Germany… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat
    Feb19

    World › Debaltseve falls to Ukraine rebels; troops retreat

    Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn’t get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists. At least six soldiers were killed in the withdrawal and more than 100 wounded. President… …read...

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