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    European leaders set to discuss Ukraine ceasefire by phone – White House
    Feb18

    European leaders set to discuss Ukraine ceasefire by phone – White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia were slated to discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace plan for Eastern Ukraine by phone on Wednesday, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead
    Feb18

    Germany says peace plan for Ukraine 'damaged' not dead

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany condemned the seizure of a strategic east Ukrainian town by pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday as a “massive violation” of a ceasefire, but said it was too early to call the broader Minsk peace plan dead or ratchet up sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry urges Lavrov to stop attacks on Ukrainian forces
    Feb18

    Kerry urges Lavrov to stop attacks on Ukrainian forces

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday to stop Russian and separatist attacks on Ukrainian forces in Debaltseve, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. …read more Source: The...

    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...

    UK says photos show Russian missiles in Ukraine
    Feb18

    UK says photos show Russian missiles in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain released photographs on Wednesday of what it described as Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft artillery system, being operated in eastern Ukraine, saying it was further proof of Russia’s military involvement in the conflict. …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...

    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...

    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...

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