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    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal
    Feb20

    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal

    PARIS (Reuters) – New sanctions against Russia are an option if a peace deal to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine is violated, though that is not the goal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    EU to 'reframe' Russian energy ties when time is right – draft
    Feb20

    EU to 'reframe' Russian energy ties when time is right – draft

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will consider “reframing” energy relations with Russia based on market conditions when the time is right and for now will focus on its strategic gas partnership with Ukraine, a draft document shows. …read more Source: The...

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko
    Feb20

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko

    MINSK/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s hosting of Ukraine peace talks may be having a side effect — thawing relations between the European Union and a man the West calls “Europe’s last dictator”. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine military says Russian tanks, missile systems cross border
    Feb20

    Ukraine military says Russian tanks, missile systems cross border

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Friday more than 20 Russian tanks, 10 missile systems and bus-loads of fighters had crossed Ukraine’s border and headed towards Novoazovsk, a rebel-held town east of the strategic southeastern port city of Mariupol. …read more Source: The...

    EU and Britain 'sleepwalked' into Ukraine crisis
    Feb20

    EU and Britain 'sleepwalked' into Ukraine crisis

    LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain “sleepwalked” into the Ukraine crisis, failing to grasp its exceptional nature and lacking the ability to read political shifts in Russia, British lawmakers said in a report on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting persists in east Ukraine despite ceasefire
    Feb20

    Fighting persists in east Ukraine despite ceasefire

    KIEV/VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting persisted in east Ukraine on Friday despite new European efforts to ensure a ceasefire takes hold. …read more Source: The...

    White House says 'deeply troubled' by Ukraine fighting
    Feb19

    White House says 'deeply troubled' by Ukraine fighting

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – The White House said on Thursday that it was “deeply troubled” by reports that fighting continued in eastern Ukraine in spite of a cease-fire agreement signed last week. …read more Source: The...

    Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia started supplying gas to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday after Kiev had temporarily suspended deliveries because of damage to the networks from heavy fighting, which is continuing despite a ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    IMF confident $40 billion package for Ukraine will come together
    Feb19

    IMF confident $40 billion package for Ukraine will come together

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said it is confident Ukraine should get an overall $40 billion (25.89 pounds) financing package to support its economy, without providing details about the breakdown of funds. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce
    Feb19

    Fighting rages in east Ukraine despite bid to revive truce

    ARTEMIVSK/VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting raged in parts of east 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. …read more Source: The...

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