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    Russia risks more 'costs' for Ukraine operations – White House
    Feb20

    Russia risks more 'costs' for Ukraine operations – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Continued military operations in Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists despite a ceasefire deal risks “increasing costs” being imposed on Russia by the United States and its European allies, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. lawmakers urge tighter sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Feb20

    U.S. lawmakers urge tighter sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. senators, including Democrat Richard Durbin and Republican John McCain, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urging that international sanctions on Russia be tightened immediately over its support for separatists fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    International team inspects MH17 wreckage at Dutch air base
    Feb20

    International team inspects MH17 wreckage at Dutch air base

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – International investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine last July met for their first joint consultation this week, examining cracks and impact patterns on the jet’s fuselage, Dutch officials said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia undermining diplomatic efforts over Ukraine, U.S. says
    Feb20

    Russia undermining diplomatic efforts over Ukraine, U.S. says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia’s ongoing support for separatists in Ukraine is “undermining international diplomacy,” the U.S. State Department said on Friday, adding that there will be additional costs if the two parties to not honour the current ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russian rebels search through rubble of Debaltseve
    Feb20

    Pro-Russian rebels search through rubble of Debaltseve

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Searching through the rubble strewn throughout the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, a separatist picked out the ammunition left by fleeing government troops before pro-Russian rebels captured the town this week. …read more Source: The...

    EU's Tusk says further action needed to enforce Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb20

    EU's Tusk says further action needed to enforce Ukraine ceasefire

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday called for more action by European leaders to enforce a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to east Ukraine
    Feb20

    Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to east Ukraine

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine/KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading towards the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk on the southern coast, expanding their presence on what could be the next battlefront. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko says evidence shows Kremlin aide Surkov directed snipers in Kiev
    Feb20

    Poroshenko says evidence shows Kremlin aide Surkov directed snipers in Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that police evidence showed that a top Russian presidential aide, Vladislav Surkov, had directed “foreign sniper groups” who shot and killed protesters in Kiev a year ago. …read more Source: The...

    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed – Hollande
    Feb20

    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed – Hollande

    PARIS (Reuters) – France and Germany are more convinced than ever that the Minsk agreements aimed at resolving an ongoing crisis in Ukraine should be fully implemented and a ceasefire observed, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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