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    Rebels offer corridor for Ukraine troops out of key town – Interfax
    Feb16

    Rebels offer corridor for Ukraine troops out of key town – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels will open a safe corridor for Ukrainian troops to leave the encircled town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine if they laid down their weapons, Interfax news agency quoted a separatist commander as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire
    Feb16

    Battle rages for town where Ukraine rebels reject ceasefire

    VUHLEHIRSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels pounded encircled Ukrainian government forces on Monday and Kiev said it would not pull back heavy guns while a truce was being violated, leaving a European-brokered peace deal on the verge of collapse a day after it took effect. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be 'extremely difficult'
    Feb16

    Merkel says way forward in Ukraine crisis will be 'extremely difficult'

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the situation in eastern Ukraine remained fragile and that the path to a comprehensive peace would be “extremely difficult”. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine rebels to withdraw arms from frontline when Kiev does – Ifax
    Feb16

    Ukraine rebels to withdraw arms from frontline when Kiev does – Ifax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine are ready to withdraw their heavy weapons from the front line when Ukraine withdraws its weapons as detailed in the Minsk peace plan, Interfax news agency quoted rebel official Denis Pushilin as saying on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian army not ready to pull back heavy weapons because ceasefire violated – military spokesman
    Feb16

    Ukrainian army not ready to pull back heavy weapons because ceasefire violated – military spokesman

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian armed forces are not ready to withdraw heavy weapons, as agreed at the Minsk four-power peace talks, because separatists are violating the ceasefire, a Kiev military spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting around Debaltseve remains source of concern – Germany
    Feb16

    Fighting around Debaltseve remains source of concern – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said on Monday that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine seemed to be holding in general terms, but added that ongoing fighting around the strategic railway junction of Debaltseve remained a source of concern. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian military says rebels shell district of Donetsk, east Ukraine
    Feb16

    Ukrainian military says rebels shell district of Donetsk, east Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said separatist rebels had shelled a district of Donetsk city in east Ukraine at around 1000 GMT on Monday despite a ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says will respond 'adequately' to new EU sanctions
    Feb16

    Russia says will respond 'adequately' to new EU sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday Moscow would respond “adequately” to new European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, adding that the measures would not help secure a solution to the conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine says rebels firing repeatedly, despite truce
    Feb16

    Ukraine says rebels firing repeatedly, despite truce

    SOFIA (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces have been fired on 112 times by separatists in the past 24 hours, despite a ceasefire agreement, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Two Russian deputy defence ministers on new EU sanctions list
    Feb16

    Two Russian deputy defence ministers on new EU sanctions list

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union published a new list of Ukrainians and Russians targeted by sanctions for undermining Ukraine’s independence on Monday, including Russian First Deputy Defence Minister Arkady Bakhin. …read more Source: The...

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