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    World › Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine to discuss peace talks
    Feb09

    World › Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine to discuss peace talks

    As Russian-backed separatists gain ground in eastern Ukraine, efforts to broker peace appeared to gain momentum Sunday, with leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine announcing plans for four-way talks this week. The proposed meeting Wednesday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk emerged from a phone call between German Chancellor…...

    World › Ukraine president pushes for fast cease-fire, defensive arms
    Feb07

    World › Ukraine president pushes for fast cease-fire, defensive arms

    Ukraine’s president pushed for both a quick cease-fire in his country’s troubled east and defensive weapons from the West, as mediators sought momentum Saturday for a deal to stem the fighting at Europe’s edge. Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin are to confer with the leaders of Germany and… …read more...

    World › French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine
    Feb06

    World › French, German leaders push new peace plan for east Ukraine

    Carrying a peace plan that reportedly incorporates proposals from Russia, the leaders of Germany and France met Thursday with Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko in a hastily arranged mission to bring an end to the accelerated fighting in the east of the country. The trip by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line
    Feb05

    World › Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

    The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted people boarding evacuation buses with overflowing… …read more...

    World › Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as U.S. mulls arming Kiev
    Feb04

    World › Death toll mounts in east Ukraine as U.S. mulls arming Kiev

    Fears grew Tuesday of an escalation in the mounting bloodshed in east Ukraine as the United States mulled arming Kiev and pro-Russian rebels ordered a mass mobilisation. At least 16 civilians and five government troops were killed over the past 24 hours in fierce clashes across the conflict zone, government… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb03

    World › Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    As Ukrainian troops fought Monday to defend a strategic railway hub, Russian-backed separatists pledged to boost the size of their force and Washington pondered whether to expand its assistance to Ukraine to include lethal aid. President Barack Obama has so far opposed sending lethal assistance, but an upsurge in fighting… …read more...

    World › Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight
    Feb02

    World › Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight

    As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that around 1,000 of Debaltseve’s residents have been… …read more...

    World › Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
    Jan31

    World › Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with as many belongings as they could carry. The government-held town has been… …read...

    World › Ukraine to ask U.N. members to call Russia a terrorism sponsor
    Jan31

    World › Ukraine to ask U.N. members to call Russia a terrorism sponsor

    Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body’s member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters on Friday that Ukraine will submit a draft resolution to the U.N. General Assembly that echoes the declaration by the… …read more Source:...

    World › Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east Ukraine
    Jan29

    World › Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub. A soldier wounded in combat for the town, Vuhlehirsk, said armored vehicles and tanks were used in the attack on government positions,… …read more...

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