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    Merkel says Putin pressured Ukraine rebels to accept ceasefire
    Feb12

    Merkel says Putin pressured Ukraine rebels to accept ceasefire

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Russia’s Vladimir Putin had put pressure on the pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine to agree to a ceasefire from Sunday, which she said offered a “glimmer of hope” for an end to the bloodshed. …read more Source: The...

    German foreign minister – Minsk deal not all we would have wished for
    Feb12

    German foreign minister – Minsk deal not all we would have wished for

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign minister said an agreement between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on the Ukraine crisis was not all Germany would have wished for, but it was a much-needed step away from violence and towards fresh political momentum. …read more Source: The...

    Four leaders agree to respect Ukraine sovereignty – Kremlin
    Feb12

    Four leaders agree to respect Ukraine sovereignty – Kremlin

    MINSK (Reuters) – Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France committed to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to a joint declaration distributed by the Kremlin. …read more Source: The...

    Minsk deal on Ukraine offers hope, says Merkel spokesman
    Feb12

    Minsk deal on Ukraine offers hope, says Merkel spokesman

    BERLIN (Reuters) – An agreement between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on the Ukraine crisis offers hope with a ceasefire from Feb. 15 and then the withdrawal of heavy weapons, a German government spokesman said on Thursday after marathon talks. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says leaders agree on main issues over Ukraine
    Feb12

    Putin says leaders agree on main issues over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday leaders had agreed on a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Hollande hails real chance to ameliorate situation in Ukraine
    Feb12

    Hollande hails real chance to ameliorate situation in Ukraine

    MINSK (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday there was still much work to be done on the Ukraine crisis, but an agreement in Minsk was a real chance to ameliorate the situation. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel, Hollande may not come on time for EU summit – source
    Feb12

    Merkel, Hollande may not come on time for EU summit – source

    MINSK (Reuters) – A member of the French delegation at talks in Minsk over the Ukraine crisis said it would be difficult for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to get to Brussels on time for a European Union summit on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels won't sign Ukraine deal unless government troops retreat – sources
    Feb12

    Rebels won't sign Ukraine deal unless government troops retreat – sources

    MINSK (Reuters) – Participants at international peace talks trying to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday that pro-Russian separatists were refusing to sign an agreement unless Kiev agreed to withdraw its troops from the town of Debeltseve. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine not satisfied with Russia on rebel status – RIA cites source
    Feb12

    Ukraine not satisfied with Russia on rebel status – RIA cites source

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine is not satisfied with a Russian proposal on the demarcation line which separates rebels and Ukrainian forces, and its position on the future status of rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    IMF has agreed $17.5 billion funding facility with Ukraine – Lagarde
    Feb12

    IMF has agreed $17.5 billion funding facility with Ukraine – Lagarde

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund has provisionally agreed a $17.5 billion (£11.48 billion) extended fund facility with Ukraine, part of an overall $40 billion funding package for the country, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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