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    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault
    Feb18

    Ukrainian forces quit besieged town after rebel assault

    ARTEMIVSK/BULAVYNE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine pulled thousands of troops out of an encircled town on Wednesday after a massive assault by pro-Russian rebels, who ignored a new ceasefire to seize the strategic railway junction. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. hasn't exhausted toolkit on Russia sanctions – energy envoy
    Feb18

    U.S. hasn't exhausted toolkit on Russia sanctions – energy envoy

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States could intensify sanctions against Russia if the Kremlin continues to destabilise eastern Ukraine, a senior U.S. government official said. …read more Source: The...

    OSCE assembly rejects proposed Russian delegate
    Feb18

    OSCE assembly rejects proposed Russian delegate

    VIENNA (Reuters) – The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) parliamentary assembly rejected Russia’s attempt to sign up a woman representing annexed Crimea as a delegate to the group, it said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine seen pushing back debt repayments amid economic struggles
    Feb18

    Ukraine seen pushing back debt repayments amid economic struggles

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ukraine is likely to push back debt repayments for four years under an international bailout package to give the government more time to get its war-torn economy back on track, a global financial industry group said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Twenty-two Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in Debaltseve – armed forces general staff
    Feb18

    Twenty-two Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in Debaltseve – armed forces general staff

    KIEV (Reuters) – Twenty-two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and more than 150 were wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in the railway junction of Debaltseve in the last few days, Interfax news agency quoted the armed forces general staff as saying on Wednesday …read more Source: The...

    Lavrov, Kerry discuss Minsk deal to end Ukraine conflict – Russian foreign ministry
    Feb18

    Lavrov, Kerry discuss Minsk deal to end Ukraine conflict – Russian foreign ministry

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed over the phone on Wednesday the implementation of a peace deal to end the conflict in east Ukraine, the foreign ministry said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

    NATO says separatists' refusal to respect ceasefire threatens accord
    Feb18

    NATO says separatists' refusal to respect ceasefire threatens accord

    RIGA (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg voiced concern on Wednesday about the deteriorating situation around the Ukrainian town of Debaltseve and said the refusal of pro-Russian separatists to respect a ceasefire threatened the Minsk accord. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Canada sanctions aimed at preventing implementation of Minsk agreement
    Feb18

    Russia says Canada sanctions aimed at preventing implementation of Minsk agreement

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that sanctions imposed by Canada on Moscow are a “lame attempt” to prevent the implementation of an agreement reached in Minsk and aimed at brining the conflict in eastern Ukraine to an end. …read more Source: The...

    Hammond says Putin not acting in spirit of Minsk deal
    Feb18

    Hammond says Putin not acting in spirit of Minsk deal

    LISBON (Reuters) – If the ceasefire in Ukraine breaks down Europe should at least extend its sanctions against Moscow, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    A year after revolution, Ukraine struggles with old hang-ups
    Feb18

    A year after revolution, Ukraine struggles with old hang-ups

    KIEV (Reuters) – The former power company executive yanked up his trouser leg to show the electronic bracelet round his ankle that would alert police if he tried to make a run for it from Kiev. …read more Source: The...

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