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    Kerry denies split between U.S. and Europe on Russia policy
    Feb08

    Kerry denies split between U.S. and Europe on Russia policy

    MUNICH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry denied on Sunday that a split has emerged between Washington and Europe over how to handle Russia, after leading U.S. senators sharply criticised Germany and other countries who oppose sending arms to the Ukraine military. …read more Source: The...

    German minister criticises Russian counterpart for Munich remarks
    Feb08

    German minister criticises Russian counterpart for Munich remarks

    MUNICH (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticised his Russian counterpart on Sunday for weekend remarks at a security conference which he said had not contributed to a resolution of the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Franco-German plan on Ukraine based on Minsk pact – U.S. official
    Feb07

    Franco-German plan on Ukraine based on Minsk pact – U.S. official

    MUNICH (Reuters) – A Franco-German initiative to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine is based on the Minsk peace accords but will contain more details on implementation and timing of a future deal, a senior State Department official said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel defends Ukraine arms stance in face of U.S. criticism
    Feb07

    Merkel defends Ukraine arms stance in face of U.S. criticism

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany’s Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from U.S. politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko rejects change of territorial lines enshrined in Minsk pact
    Feb07

    Poroshenko rejects change of territorial lines enshrined in Minsk pact

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday he could not accept any changes to the so-called “demarcation lines” laid out in the Minsk peace agreement with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Russian-backed rebels massing to attack key Ukrainian towns – Kiev
    Feb07

    Russian-backed rebels massing to attack key Ukrainian towns – Kiev

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists have intensified shelling of government forces on all front lines and appear to be amassing forces for new offensives on the key railway town of Debaltseve and the coastal city of Mariupol, Ukraine’s military said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko asks for military help from allies
    Feb07

    Ukraine's Poroshenko asks for military help from allies

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the crisis in his country would remain unresolved unless it received political, economic and military support from allies in Europe and beyond. …read more Source: The...

    Biden says Ukraine has right to defend itself against Russia
    Feb07

    Biden says Ukraine has right to defend itself against Russia

    MUNICH (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday that Washington wanted a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine but added that Kiev had a right to defend itself against Russia and that the United States would provide it with the means to do so. …read more Source: The...

    NATO, Russia fail to narrow differences in Munich talks
    Feb07

    NATO, Russia fail to narrow differences in Munich talks

    MUNICH (Reuters) – NATO and Russia failed to narrow their differences over the Ukraine crisis in talks on Saturday but agreed they would keep talking to each other. …read more Source: The...

    Russia optimistic on Ukraine deal, warns on arming Kiev
    Feb07

    Russia optimistic on Ukraine deal, warns on arming Kiev

    MUNICH (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that there were reasons for optimism on a peace deal for Ukraine but he also warned against the arming of Kiev’s military and blamed the United States and Europe for inflaming the crisis. …read more Source: The...

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