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    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...

    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...

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