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    U.S. mulls Russia sanctions, prefers peace deal implemented
    Feb12

    U.S. mulls Russia sanctions, prefers peace deal implemented

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it had not taken off the table the option of imposing fresh sanctions on Russia but would prefer to see an agreement to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine carried out. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says Minsk deal implementation will be difficult – RIA
    Feb12

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says Minsk deal implementation will be difficult – RIA

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told a news conference in Brussels on Thursday that the process of implementation in east Ukraine of a ceasefire agreed at a summit in Minsk will be difficult, RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president says Russia, rebels resisted truce
    Feb12

    Ukraine president says Russia, rebels resisted truce

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed solidarity from EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday and accused Moscow and pro-Russian rebels of taking the offensive after a deal was reached for a truce to start on Sunday. …read more Source: The...

    White House – true test of Minsk deal on Ukraine to come
    Feb12

    White House – true test of Minsk deal on Ukraine to come

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Thursday that the Minsk deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine was a “potentially significant step” but said heavy weapons must be withdrawn from the region and called on Russia to withdraw soldiers and equipment. …read more Source: The...

    Factbox – Minsk agreement on Ukraine
    Feb12

    Factbox – Minsk agreement on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agreed a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine at talks in Minsk, Belarus, that ran all night into Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Cameron – No easing of EU sanctions unless Putin changes behaviour
    Feb12

    Cameron – No easing of EU sanctions unless Putin changes behaviour

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict should not be lifted unless President Vladimir Putin alters his behaviour, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine leader puts detained pilot centre-stage at Minsk talks
    Feb12

    Ukraine leader puts detained pilot centre-stage at Minsk talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Emerging from all-night talks on Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Ukrainian military pilot Nadezhda Savchenko would be released from a Russian prison soon. …read more Source: The...

    France's Hollande says coming hours decisive for Ukraine
    Feb12

    France's Hollande says coming hours decisive for Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that the deal agreed in Minsk by Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine aimed at ending the conflict in Ukraine was not a guarantee of long-term success. …read more Source: The...

    EU's Mogherini expects no talk of Russia sanctions at summit
    Feb12

    EU's Mogherini expects no talk of Russia sanctions at summit

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she did not expect EU leaders to discuss sanctions on Russia at their summit on Thursday after a Ukraine ceasefire was agreed in talks in Minsk. …read more Source: The...

    Fifty tanks, 40 missile systems crossed from Russia into east Ukraine overnight – Ukrainian military
    Feb12

    Fifty tanks, 40 missile systems crossed from Russia into east Ukraine overnight – Ukrainian military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Around 50 tanks, 40 missile systems and 40 armoured vehicles crossed overnight into east Ukraine from Russia via Izvaryne border crossing into the separatist Luhansk region, a Kiev military spokesman said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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