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    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...

    World › Putin tells Kiev to let troops surrender as Ukraine ceasefire unravels
    Feb18

    World › Putin tells Kiev to let troops surrender as Ukraine ceasefire unravels

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told Kiev to let its soldiers surrender to pro-Russian rebels, who spurned a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and fought their way on Tuesday into the town of Debaltseve, encircling thousands of government troops. A peace deal reached at all-night talks in the Belarussian capital Minsk last… …read more Source:...

    World › Battle rages for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal
    Feb17

    World › Battle rages for Ukraine railway hub, despite peace deal

    Intense artillery exchanges between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists persisted Monday around a strategic town in eastern Ukraine — fighting that threatens to dash a cease-fire deal brokered by European leaders last week. Under the cease-fire agreement negotiated by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, the...

    World › Ukraine cease-fire largely holding; Debaltseve still tense
    Feb16

    World › Ukraine cease-fire largely holding; Debaltseve still tense

    A cease-fire that went into effect Sunday in eastern Ukraine appeared largely to be holding, although continued fighting over a bitterly contested railway hub is threatening to upend the delicate settlement. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany, who last week brokered a deal to try to end the… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts
    Feb15

    World › Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

    A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. But within two hours of the cease-fire’s scheduled start, the warring sides were already trading accusations of fresh attacks. International attention… …read more...

    World › Fierce fighting in Ukraine as cease-fire deadline approaches
    Feb15

    World › Fierce fighting in Ukraine as cease-fire deadline approaches

    Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists rocketed each other with heavy artillery fire Saturday — shelling that extended far beyond any front lines — as the hours ticked down to a cease-fire that was supposed to start at midnight. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared he would consider imposing martial law if… …read more...

    World › U.S. says Russia violating spirit of Ukraine peace deal
    Feb13

    World › U.S. says Russia violating spirit of Ukraine peace deal

    The Obama administration on Friday accused Russia and pro-Russian separatists of violating “the spirit” of a peace deal for Ukraine with weapons shipments and intensified fighting before a cease-fire takes effect this weekend. The allegations came as fierce fighting surged in eastern Ukraine as the separatists mounted a major,...

    World › Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal; cease-fire Sunday
    Feb13

    World › Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal; cease-fire Sunday

    The peace deal reached Thursday for Ukraine, if it holds, would be a partial win for both Moscow and Kiev: Ukraine retains the separatist eastern regions and regains control of its border with Russia, while Russia holds strong leverage to keep Ukraine from ever becoming part of NATO. But neither… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks
    Feb12

    World › Leaders in Minsk for crucial Ukraine peace talks

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine negotiated into the early hours Thursday to try to find a way to halt the fighting in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 5,300 people. The talks on ending the conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatist rebels came amid intense… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks
    Feb11

    World › Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine ahead of peace talks

    Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine Tuesday as pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian troops sought to extend their gains ahead of crucial peace talks, and the government accused the separatists of shelling a town far behind the front lines, killing 12 people and wounding scores. Germany, which has joined with France to… …read more Source:...

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