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    Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal
    Feb18

    Putin calls West's bluff over Ukraine peace deal

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. …read more Source: The...

    Hungary PM Orban criticises Tusk, EU allies seeking to isolate Russia
    Feb18

    Hungary PM Orban criticises Tusk, EU allies seeking to isolate Russia

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stepped up his criticism on Wednesday of his European allies for their policy of seeking to isolate Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine, naming top EU official Donald Tusk as one of its backers. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it
    Feb18

    Merkel says wants to work with Russia, not against it

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she wanted to work with Russia to restore peace in Europe, but added that she could not ignore Moscow’s violations of international law in the course of the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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