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    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...

    Greece's Tsipras attacks sanctions on Russia
    Feb18

    Greece's Tsipras attacks sanctions on Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Germany’s Stern magazine an economic war with Russia was in no-one’s interests and that imposing sanctions on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine was “hypocritical” …read more Source: The...

    Leaders schedule new phone call Wednesday on Ukraine – France
    Feb18

    Leaders schedule new phone call Wednesday on Ukraine – France

    PARIS (Reuters) – Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia will hold a new telephone call late on Wednesday on the Ukraine crisis, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said. …read more Source: The...

    Germany says Minsk peace pact 'damaged' but not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says Minsk peace pact 'damaged' but not dead

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany condemned on Wednesday a military offensive by pro-Russian separatists to capture the strategic east Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, calling it a clear violation of a ceasefire agreed last week, but said it was too early to call the broader Minsk peace deal dead. …read more Source: The...

    EU accuses Ukraine separatists of violating ceasefire, threatens action
    Feb18

    EU accuses Ukraine separatists of violating ceasefire, threatens action

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini accused pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday of violating the Ukraine ceasefire with their actions in the besieged town of Debaltseve and said the EU was ready to take “appropriate action” if fighting continued. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko flies to 'front', says troops leaving Debaltseve – TV
    Feb18

    Ukraine's Poroshenko flies to 'front', says troops leaving Debaltseve – TV

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko left by plane from Kiev “to the front” on Wednesday, and Ukrainian television said that he told journalists before leaving that Ukrainian forces were leaving the besieged town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Ukraine ceasefire largely in place outside Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Russia says Ukraine ceasefire largely in place outside Debaltseve

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday a ceasefire agreed between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine was almost entirely in place with the exception of the strategic town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko announces army pull-out from Debaltseve
    Feb18

    Ukraine's Poroshenko announces army pull-out from Debaltseve

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday declared that Ukrainian forces were carrying out a “planned and organised” departure from the town of Debaltseve which has been under siege by Russian-backed separatists for weeks. …read more Source: The...

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