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    Obama – U.S., Europe need to work to ensure monitoring of Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar09

    Obama – U.S., Europe need to work to ensure monitoring of Ukraine ceasefire

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that Europe and the United States need to work to ensure there is effective international monitoring of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Rebel fighters enjoy lull on eastern Ukraine front
    Mar09

    Rebel fighters enjoy lull on eastern Ukraine front

    MOLOCHNOYE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Uneasy calm and domesticity have settled over rebel positions in the ruins of front-line towns in east Ukraine as steps are taken to observe a fragile ceasefire that each side expects the other to violate with a fresh offensive. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. military unit headed to Baltics for training mission
    Mar09

    U.S. military unit headed to Baltics for training mission

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 750 U.S. Army tanks, fighting vehicles and other pieces of military equipment arrived in Latvia on Monday as a part of a training mission to reassure NATO allies worried about potential Russian aggression due to the Ukraine crisis, the Pentagon said. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendum
    Mar09

    Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendum

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he ordered officials to start work on taking control of Crimea weeks before a referendum which, the Kremlin has asserted until now, prompted the region’s annexation from Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Mine director arrested over blast in east Ukraine – rebel media
    Mar09

    Mine director arrested over blast in east Ukraine – rebel media

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A director of a mine in a rebel-held part of east Ukraine has been arrested over a blast that killed 34 miners last week, separatist press service DAN reported on Monday, quoting prosecutors. …read more Source: The...

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine
    Mar09

    German foreign minister sees reduction of violence in east Ukraine

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Violence in eastern Ukraine has reduced significantly since a ceasefire deal was agreed in Minsk, Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday during a visit to Romania. …read more Source: The...

    Japan, Germany want Russia to bring diplomatic solution to Ukraine situation
    Mar09

    Japan, Germany want Russia to bring diplomatic solution to Ukraine situation

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he has agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to strongly ask Russia to play a constructive role to bring a “peaceful and diplomatic solution” to the Ukraine situation. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian serviceman killed despite ceasefire – Ukraine military
    Mar08

    Ukrainian serviceman killed despite ceasefire – Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and three wounded as a result of fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, despite a ceasefire deal, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    No sign Putin has changed strategy on Ukraine – UK foreign minister
    Mar08

    No sign Putin has changed strategy on Ukraine – UK foreign minister

    LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had detected no change in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategic intentions towards Ukraine, despite a reduction in violence following the Minsk ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Germany downplays report of rift with NATO over Breedlove comments
    Mar07

    Germany downplays report of rift with NATO over Breedlove comments

    BERLIN/RIGA (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier downplayed a magazine report on Saturday of tensions with NATO over hawkish comments about Ukraine made by the Western alliance’s supreme allied commander. …read more Source: The...

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