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    To reach Ukraine accord: high diplomacy, 'dirty games' and pig's fat
    Feb13

    To reach Ukraine accord: high diplomacy, 'dirty games' and pig's fat

    MINSK (Reuters) – The talks lasted more than 17 hours, during which a couple of “buckets” of coffee were drunk, and took place in what Ukraine’s foreign minister, with some understatement, described as a “difficult psychological atmosphere”. …read more Source: The...

    'Merkel mania' as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece
    Feb13

    'Merkel mania' as hyperactive chancellor tackles Ukraine, Greece

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Kiev, Moscow, Munich, Washington, Ottawa, Minsk and Brussels — all in a week’s work for Angela Merkel, whose tireless efforts to broker peace in Ukraine and keep Greece in the euro zone won praise even from the chancellor’s fiercest critics in Germany. …read more Source: The...

    Russia hopes all sides to Minsk agreement will observe it
    Feb13

    Russia hopes all sides to Minsk agreement will observe it

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia expects that all sides to the agreement reached in Minsk on solving Ukraine’s conflict will observe its terms, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb13

    Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russian-backed rebel fought fiercely for control of a strategic railway junction on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko says Ukraine still a long way from peace
    Feb13

    Poroshenko says Ukraine still a long way from peace

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday the country was still a long way from peace and that there were no guarantees a ceasefire deal agreed in Belarus the previous day would take effect. …read more Source: The...

    Finance Minister hopes Ukraine will get new IMF aid in early March – Interfax
    Feb13

    Finance Minister hopes Ukraine will get new IMF aid in early March – Interfax

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Friday she hoped Ukraine would get its next tranche of financial aid from the International Monetary Fund in the first week of March, news agency Interfax Ukraine reported. …read more Source: The...

    Two Ukraine civilians killed in rebel shelling near Luhansk – regional administration
    Feb13

    Two Ukraine civilians killed in rebel shelling near Luhansk – regional administration

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two civilians were killed and six injured on Friday morning by rebel shelling of the town of Shchastya, near Luhansk city in east Ukraine, the head of the Kiev-controlled regional administration said. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin says leaders at Minsk talks in touch over Ukraine – RIA
    Feb13

    Kremlin says leaders at Minsk talks in touch over Ukraine – RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin’s spokesman said on Friday the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France are in touch over the Ukraine crisis and that he expected a phone conversation to be agreed upon in the coming days, RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Eight Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours despite peace deal
    Feb13

    Eight Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours despite peace deal

    KIEV (Reuters) – Eight Ukrainian service personnel have been killed and 34 wounded in fighting against separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a Kiev military spokesman said on Friday, despite a four-power peace deal worked out in Belarus. …read more Source: The...

    Insight – In Russia, battle for university places deflates Crimea euphoria
    Feb13

    Insight – In Russia, battle for university places deflates Crimea euphoria

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Alexandra Kartokhina always dreamed of studying in a big city. She even went to a Russian school in her native Crimea to help her achieve her ambition of studying in St Petersburg. …read more Source: The...

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