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    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...

    Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in Debaltseve withdrawal – defence ministry
    Feb19

    Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in Debaltseve withdrawal – defence ministry

    KIEV (Reuters) – Thirteen Ukrainian servicemen were killed during Wednesday’s withdrawal from Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine and the whereabouts of 82 others is unknown, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia dismisses Kiev's calls for U.N. peacekeepers in east Ukraine
    Feb19

    Russia dismisses Kiev's calls for U.N. peacekeepers in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry dismissed Ukraine’s calls for U.N. peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire in east Ukraine on Thursday, saying the Minsk agreement should remain the basis for the conflict’s resolution. …read more Source: The...

    EU will do whatever it can to support Minsk ceasefire deal
    Feb19

    EU will do whatever it can to support Minsk ceasefire deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will do whatever it can to ensure the full implementation of a ceasefire negotiated last week between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels, it said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Leaders stress need to ensure Ukraine ceasefire is sustained – Kremlin
    Feb19

    Leaders stress need to ensure Ukraine ceasefire is sustained – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France stressed in a phone call on Thursday the need to ensure that a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is sustained, the Kremlin said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

    Pro-Russian rebels launch mortar attacks near Ukraine's Mariupol – military
    Feb19

    Pro-Russian rebels launch mortar attacks near Ukraine's Mariupol – military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists have launched mortar attacks on government-held positions near the coastal town of Mariupol in southeast Ukraine and are building up their forces there, local military reached by telephone said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal
    Feb19

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says seizure of Debaltseve contrary to Minsk deal

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking by telephone on Thursday with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Germany and France, said the rebel seizure of the town of Debaltseve had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement they reached last week. …read more Source: The...

    Putin to influence separatists on Ukraine prisoner swap – Germany
    Feb19

    Putin to influence separatists on Ukraine prisoner swap – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a conference call with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine to use his influence on separatists to start an agreed prisoner swap with Ukraine, a German government spokesman said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia may supply gas to east Ukraine as humanitarian aid – TASS
    Feb19

    Russia may supply gas to east Ukraine as humanitarian aid – TASS

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Energy Ministry and gas company Gazprom to work out proposals to supply gas to east Ukraine as humanitarian aid, TASS news agency reported on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Leaders agree new push to enforce Ukraine ceasefire – France
    Feb19

    Leaders agree new push to enforce Ukraine ceasefire – France

    PARIS (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed by telephone on Thursday to make a new push to impose a Feb. 12 accord seeking to establish a ceasefire in Ukraine, President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

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